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Bodies of difference : experiences of disability and institutional advocacy in the making of modern China

Author: Matthew Kohrman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the culture of disability in China and the emergence of the government institution known as the China Disabled Persons' Federation.

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"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.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Kohrman
ISBN: 0520226445 9780520226449 0520226453 9780520226456
OCLC Number: 54692003
Description: xvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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.
Responsibility: Matthew Kohrman.
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A study of the culture of disability in China and the emergence of the government institution known as the China Disabled Persons' Federation.

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"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.

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