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Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Matej Blazek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447322740
eISBN:
9781447322764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book is a detailed study of children’s everyday practices in a small deprived neighbourhood of post-socialist Bratislava, called Kopčany. It provides a novel empirical insight on what it is like ... More


Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Mary Ann O'Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan Bach (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226401096
eISBN:
9780226401263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Since 1980, the ongoing transformation of rural Bao’an County into Shenzhen Municipality has symbolized and constituted the frontier for China’s post-Mao transition, serving as a model for the ... More


Kids, Cars, or Cashews?: Debating and Remembering Consumption in Socialist Hungary

Tamas Dombos and Lena Pellandini-Simanyi

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

As of the 1960s, various factors converged within the Eastern Bloc that allowed for higher consumption levels. But as basic needs were largely satisfied, what sort of “higher level needs” socialism ... More


Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Xiaoping Lin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833367
eISBN:
9780824870607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book affords a deep study of Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. It situates selected artworks and films in the ... More


Introduction

Matej Blazek

in Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447322740
eISBN:
9781447322764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The introductory chapter articulates the three-fold novel contribution of the book: as an ethnography of children’s agency developed into a theory of action; as a geographically-informed inquiry ... More


Locating the field

Matej Blazek

in Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447322740
eISBN:
9781447322764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter introduces Kopčany within the local and regional context of Bratislava and the broader East and Central European region. It locates the neighbourhood within the concept of post-socialism ... More


Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Matteo Rizzo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The growth of cities and informal economies are two central manifestations of globalization in the developing world. Taken for a Ride addresses both, drawing on long-term fieldwork in Dar es Salaam ... More


Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Jaesok Kim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book draws on research into a multinational corporation (MNC) in Qingdao, China, and delves deep into the power dynamics at play between Korean management, Chinese migrant workers, local-level ... More


Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Manduhai Buyandelger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When state socialism collapsed in Mongolia and the chaos of neoliberal “shock therapy” took hold, like most other herders throughout the country, the ethnic nomadic Buryats were left without means of ... More


Introduction

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Discusses how the non-western origin of Nawon, a multinational garment corporation located in Qingdao, China, contributed to creating a specific form of locally embedded globalization. The Nawon ... More


Pitfalls of Globalization: Local Connections and Their Impact on the Factory Regime

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Six examines the increasing tension between the Korean management and the Chinese government officials against the backdrop of the “merger of the black and the white,” a case of ... More


The Cultural Indigenization of a Soviet “Red Classic” Hero: Pavel Korchagin’s Journey through Time and Space

Frederik H. Green (ed.)

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the reception of Nicholas Ostrovskii’s socialist-realist classic How the Steel was Tempered (Kak zakalialas’ stal,’ 1934) in China, from its first appearance in the late 1930s ... More


The Symbolic Death of Sékou Touré

Mike McGovern

in A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226453576
eISBN:
9780226453743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453743.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In Chapter 6, the author tries to formulate a theory of the post-socialist state. We may already have theories that make sense of the period under which a country is ruled by a socialist power, but ... More


Experiments, Exceptions, and Extensions

Mary Ann O’Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan Bach

in Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226401096
eISBN:
9780226401263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Learning from Shenzhen details the progression of Shenzhen from experiment to official model, showing how the Maoist division of Chinese society into urban and rural territories was reconstituted in ... More


Heroes of the Special Zone: Modeling Reform and Its Limits

Mary Ann O’Donnell

in Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226401096
eISBN:
9780226401263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter chronicles how, during the first decade of Shenzhen, political leaders modeled post-socialist political reform ideas for the nation. Their early successes and later downfall provide a ... More


Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman

Jack R. Friedman

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Alexandria is a poor Romanian woman who obtains solace and support from a community of evangelical Christians. Alexandria lives with delusional guilt that she is responsible for many evil crimes. ... More


Taken for a Ride: Rethinking Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport from an African Metropolis

Matteo Rizzo

in Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The chapter starts by describing public transport in Dar es Salaam as ‘functional chaos’. It then critically reviews two thematic literatures, on African cities and on their informal economies, to ... More


Public Transport in Dar es Salaam: From State Monopoly to Neoliberalism (1970–2015)

Matteo Rizzo

in Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses the changing face of public transport in Dar es Salaam from independence (1961) to the present. It focuses on the structural forces that influenced the demand for, and supply ... More


The New Face of Neoliberalism: The Bus Rapid Transit Project in Tanzania (2002–16)

Matteo Rizzo

in Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on DART, a Bus Rapid Transit project (BRT): the new face of public transport in Dar es Salaam since operations started in 2016. A PPP funded by the World Bank, DART aimed to ... More


Fish as Property on the Small Aral Sea, Kazakhstan

William Wheeler

in Legalism: Property and Ownership

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198813415
eISBN:
9780191851704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813415.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter looks at a postsocialist fishery in Kazakhstan to explore the relationship between property rules designed to manage natural resources, and practices of resource exploitation. The Aral ... More


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