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Care and Ageing in North-west China - by Heila Sha (Paperback)

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This book presents a pioneering ethnographic exploration of practices and ideologies of eldercare in the bingtuan-a paramilitary state organization composed largely of migrants (most of them very poor) to the northwestern frontier province of Xinjiang since the 1949 Communist Revolution. In exploring the discourses and actions of the elderly, their relatives, and the state, the book uncovers the ways in which macro-level economic and social transformations are linked to the material and emotional realities of ordinary Chinese people. The light shed on gender and inter-generational relations within the modern urbanized bingtuan illuminates ageing, care, and social support mechanisms in an era of rapid social change globally. Dissertation. (Series: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia, Vol. 34) [Subject: Anthropology, Ageing Studies, Asian Studies, Gender Studies]
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Heila Sha
Language: English
Street Date: June 10, 2018
TCIN: 52778923
UPC: 9783643908742
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-8831
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