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Author Lai, Lili, author

Title Hygiene, sociality, and culture in contemporary rural China : the uncanny new village / Lili Lai
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Series China's environment and welfare
China's environment and welfare.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. The Local Intimacies of China's Rural-Urban Divide; I. The rural-urban divide as a mobile and relative dyad; II. Seeing like a state: A sketch of the making of rural-urban divide; III. The discourse of "the three-nong question"; IV. Situating the research, methodology and theoretical basis; An Overview of Shang Village; 2. Dirt, Hygiene, Habitus; I. House, home, and family; II. Daily hygiene; III. Weisheng; IV. New house, new village; V. Unavoidable trash; VI. Uncanny modernization; 3. Immanent Sociality: Open-ended Belonging
Figure 1 -- The location of Zhaozhou County in China Figure 2 -- Ayi's side house and main house; Figure 3 -- Ayi's hall room; Figure 4 -- Ayi cleaning the hall room; Figure 5 -- Ayi's kitchen; Figure 6 -- The pit latrine in Li Shu's old house; Figure 7 -- The well and the drainage from inside to outside Ayi's yard; Figure 8 -- Shaoli doing laundry; Figure 9 -- Ayi's yard and the washstand outside kitchen; Figure 10 -- Li Shu's old house and new house (the one with green door); Figure 11 -- The hall room in a new-style house; Figure 12 -- The trash spot and the pit next to Li Shu's house
Figure 13 -- A collective latrine by the ditch Figure 14 -- Trash in the roadside ditch; Figure 15 -- The dirt path outside Ayi's yard, and the pit that collects water from her drainage pipe; Figure 16 -- The village recycling business; Figure 17 -- Li Shu's clinic; Figure 18 -- The other "neighborhood center"; Figure 19 -- The polluted river in Wenzhou migrant community; Figure 20 -- Old people chatting in the Wenzhou village; Figure 21 -- Dorm rooms; Figure 22 -- A line of locked faucets outside a migrant residence; Figure 23 -- Ping's old side house alongside the new house
Figure 24 -- The Yellow Dragon Master Figure 25 -- From the Old Pit to Lotus Pond; Figure 26 -- Laboring on the Culture Plaza; Figure 27 -- The Temple of Yellow Dragon; Figure 28 -- Paozi hui: preparation; Figure 29 -- Paozi hui: the show day; Figure 30 -- The Wenhua Guangchang in 2010
I. The Xiaogang Village paradox II. Society of familiars; III. Everyday sociality; IV. The art of social relations; V. Migration: A general background; VI. Migrant life: Reproducing belonging; VII. New village, new families; 4. Culture Plaza: Why Culture? Whose Plaza?; I. Building the Culture Plaza; II. Cultivating a new type of peasant who has wenhua; III. Planting poplars to develop the economy; IV. Interpreting the "scriptures" from above; V. Everyday life and the travels of "culture"; VI. Discerning wenhua, the cultural; 5. The Uncanny New Village; References; Index; List of Figures
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Subject Public welfare -- China.
Rural-urban relations -- China.
Villages -- China.
China -- Rural conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9048527007 (electronic bk.)
9789048527007 (electronic bk.)