Ordinary & The Extraordinary.
By: Pieke.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (299 p.).ISBN: 9781136167546.Subject(s): China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 | China -- Social conditions -- 1976- | Ethnology -- China | Social structure -- ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ordinary & The ExtraordinaryDDC classification: 306.09 LOC classification: HN733.5 .P54HN733.5.P5Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover ; The Ordinary and the Extraordinary ; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. The Construction of a Field work Project in the People's Republic of China; I. Theory; 2. Anthropology and the Study of Practice; II. The Ordinary; Introduction; 3. The Structure of China's Urban Society; 4. Changes and Continuities under the Reforms; III. The Extraordinary; Introduction; 5. The Tradition of Protest; 6. The People's Movement; IV. Conclusion; 7. Conclusion; Appendix: A Short Chronology of the People's Movement, 15 April - 24 June 1989; References; Index
<P>This work began as a study of the dynamics of Chinese state socialist society under the impact of ten years of reform. Workers, lower level state cadres and private entrepreneurs were interviewed on the ordinary strategies of daily life in China; on such phenomena as corruption, the use of kinship and friendship networks, relations with superiors and colleagues at work and the rapidly increasing use of money for legal and illegal purposes. Approaching the problem from the perspective of the common Beijing resident illuminated the dynamic interaction between the fabric of daily life and the
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