Private Life under Socialism Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999

ISBN-10: 0804744564
ISBN-13: 9780804744560
Edition: 2003
Authors: Yunxiang Yan
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

For seven years in the 1970s, the author lived in a village in northeast China as a farmer. In 1989 he returned as an anthropologist to begin the span of 11 years' fieldwork that has resulted in this work - an account of family change and the transformation of private life in rural China.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction: The Chinese Family and the Study of Private Life
The Changing Local World: Political Economy, Public Life, and Social Networks
Youth Autonomy and Romance in Courtship
Sex, Intimacy, and the Language of Love
Gender Dynamics and the Triumph of Conjugal Power
Domestic Space and the Quest for Privacy
The Politics of Family Property
Elderly Support and the Crisis of Filial Piety
Birth Control and the Making of a New Fertility Culture
Conclusion: The Socialist State, the Private Family, and the Uncivil Individual
Character List
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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