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Other modernities : gendered yearnings in China after socialism

Author: Lisa Rofel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this analysis of three generations of women in a Chinese silk factory, Lisa Rofel brilliantly interweaves the intimate details of her observations with a broad-ranging critique of the meaning of modernity in a postmodern age. The author based her study at a silk factory in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China. She compares the lives of three generations of women workers: those who entered the factory right  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Fallstudiensammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rofel
ISBN: 0520210786 9780520210783 0520210794 9780520210790
OCLC Number: 39627587
Description: xvi, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Modernity and Its Discrepant Desires ---
Part I. Re-Collecting History. 1. Liberation Stories --
2. The Poetics of Productivity --
3. Socialist Nostalgia ---
Part II. Unsettling Memories. 4. She --
5. The Politics of Authority --
6. Yearnings ---
Part III. Space and Subjectivity. 7. Allegories of Postsocialism --
8. Rethinking Modernity: Space and Factory Discipline.
Responsibility: Lisa Rofel.
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