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The Poetics of Productivity

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces how the post-Mao pursuit of modernity, known as “economic reform,” constructs mobile discourses of dominance in which national priorities for development normalize workers even as ... More


The People’s Network: Soft Management with Satellite Business Television: Narrowcasting

Kit Hughes

in Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190855789
eISBN:
9780190855826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855789.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 (keyword: narrowcasting) explores the development of private satellite networks to manage distributed workforces in the context of globalization and a “cultural turn” in popular management ... More


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