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Ordinary ethics in China

Author: Charles Stafford
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, ©2013.
Series: Monographs on social anthropology, v. 79.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on a wide range of anthropological case studies, this book focuses on ordinary ethics in contemporary China. The book examines the kinds of moral and ethical issues that emerge (sometimes almost unnoticed) in the flow of everyday life in Chinese communities. How are schoolchildren judged to be good or bad by their teachers and their peers - and how should a 'bad' student be dealt with? What exactly do  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Stafford
ISBN: 9780857854599 0857854593 9780857854605 0857854607 9780857858115 0857858114 9780857858108 0857858106
OCLC Number: 875287837
Description: vii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction. 1. Ordinary ethics in China today / Charles Stafford --
I. Childhood, Youth and Ethical Trajectories. 2. Right or wrong? : a taoqi student in an elite primary school in Beijing / Chih-yuan Wang ; 3. Filial paths and the ordinary ethics of movement / James Johnston ; 4. The girls who are keen to get married / I-chieh Fang ; 5. Ethical dilemmas for Hong Kong Chinese parents bringing up children in Scotland / Eona Bell --
II. Ethical Action and Moral Evaluation in Rural Communities. 6. Some good and bad people in the countryside / Charles Stafford ; 7. The ethics of envy avoidance in contemporary China / Hui Zhang ; 8. The ethics of irony : work, family and fatherland in rural China / Hans Steinmüller ; 9. Same dream, different beds : family strategies in rural Zhejiang / Daniel Roberts --
III. Technology, Techniques and the Materiality of Ethics. 10. Tools for virtuous action : technology, skills and ordinary ethics / Francesca Bray ; 11. Technologies of ethical imagination / Gonçalo Santos ; 12. Political history, past suffering and present sources of moral judgement in the People's Republic of China / Stephan Feuchtwang ; 13. Ethical shifters in the Chinese HIV/AIDS epidemic / Jing Shao and Mary Scoggin --
Afterword. 14. The drive for success and the ethics of the striving individual / Yunxiang Yan.
Series Title: Monographs on social anthropology, v. 79.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Stafford.

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Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this volume focuses on the experiences of and approaches to ethics by individuals in everyday situations in contemporary China. Rich case studies provide  Read more...

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