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Chinese sociologics : an anthropological account of alienation and social reproduction

Author: Paul Steven Sangren
Publisher: London ; New Brunswick, NJ : Athlone, 2000.
Series: Monographs on social anthropology, 72.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the links between individuals, families, communities, and the state in China, through ritual and myth.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Steven Sangren
ISBN: 0485195720 9780485195729 0485196727 9780485196726
OCLC Number: 46518460
Description: xiii, 328 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction. Theoretical Issues: Desire, Practices, Complexity. China's Theoretical Significance. Synopses of Chapters --
Ch. 2. Why 'Culture'? why 'Production'? Production, Broadly Conceived. A Tendentious Historical Narrative. Resistance to 'Ideology' and 'Production' in Anthropological Analysis. Culture, Ideology and Identity Politics --
Ch. 3. History and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy: The Mazu Cult of Taiwan. The Disputes. Mutually Authenticating State and Local Rhetorics. Ling. History and Ling. Ritual and Politics --
Ch. 4. Dialectics of Alienation: Individuals and Collectivities in Chinese Religion. Incense and Power. Interactive Reification: Collective Arenas of Symbolic Production. Worship as an Idiom of Self-Construction. Participation in Collective Ritual as Individual Testimony --
Ch. 5. Power and Transcendence in the Mazu Pilgrimages of Taiwan. Beigang Mazu. Incense and Power. Representations of Power: Individual and Collective. Transcendence and Ideology. Disrupted Transcendence --
Ch. 6. 'Power' Against Ideology: A Critique of Foucaultian Usage. 'Cartesian' Social Science. 'Power' in Foucault's Writings. Chinese Ideologies of Power --
Ch. 7. Women's Production: Gender and Exploitation in Patrilineal Mode. Domestic Productivity: Chinese Family Systems. Worship and Identification. Ethos as Production. Sincerity as Alienation and as Production. Reinforcing Rhetorics of Alienation and Value Expropriation: Parallels in the Fenxiang and Patrilineal Ideologies. Sons' Debts to Their Mothers: Mothers' Dependence on their Sons. Xiaoqi/Dafang --
Ch. 8. Fathers and Sons in a Patrilineal Mode of Production of Desire: Preliminary Analysis of the Story of Nezha from Fengshen Yanyi. Nezha. Egocentric Fantasies: Male Subjectivities. Filial Piety and the Symbolic Production of the Chinese Male Subject. Power, Desire and Filial Piety. Miaoshan: Fathers and Daughters. Myth, Ideology and the Cultural Construction of Gender and Person --
Ch. 9. Afterword: 'Excess', Change and the Limits of Analysis. Implications.
Series Title: Monographs on social anthropology, 72.
Responsibility: P. Steven Sangren.

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