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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||0520226445 9780520226449 0520226453 9780520226456|
|Description:||xvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
A biomythography in the making --
Why Ma zhun doesn't count --
Building a corporeal corporate body --
Speeding up life in Beijing --
Troubled sociality : the Federation-Canji relationship in Wenchang County --
Dis/ablement and marriage : ridiculed bachelors, ambivalent grooms.
A study of the culture of disability in China and the emergence of the government institution known as the China Disabled Persons' Federation.
"Korhman reveals to us with a keen ethnographic eye and a clear prose style, the emergent world of disabilities in China. His analysis of this biobureaucracy and of the stakes of bodies and lives is illuminating."--Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, author of "Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment "Bodies of Difference is a breath of fresh air in this tremendously important arena of medical anthropology. Kohrman writes very clearly and with grace, and the scholarship is evident on every page."--Linda S. Mitteness, Professor of Medical Anthropology, UCSF.
"Bodies of Difference is a breath of fresh air in this tremendously important arena of medical anthropology. Kohrman writes very clearly and with grace, and the scholarship is evident on every page."