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Occupational Health and Social Estrangement in China - by Wing-chung Ho (Hardcover)
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This book concerns the post-illness experiences of about a hundred occupationally sick workers who suffer from the incurable diseases of pneumoconiosis or heavy metal poisoning in contemporary China. In exploring their struggles and conflicts in their private and social lives, at and away from home, the author hopes to show how the sufferers structure their own lives, their freedoms, rights, and constraints, and how they think and feel about their actions of acquiescence, compromise, resistance, and protest within the existing power relations. Informed by a framework that connects governmentality and the lifeworld of the victim, the books endeavors to shed new empirical and theoretical light on how the socially marginalized encounter and understand domination in everyday life in the specific context of China now and in the foreseeable future.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Medical, Social Science
Series Title: New Ethnographies
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Wing-chung Ho
Street Date: December 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-8031
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