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The Resource Emptiness and fullness : ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China, edited by Susanne Bregnbæk and Mikkel Bunkenborg

Emptiness and fullness : ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China, edited by Susanne Bregnbæk and Mikkel Bunkenborg

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Emptiness and fullness : ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China
Title
Emptiness and fullness
Title remainder
ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susanne Bregnbæk and Mikkel Bunkenborg
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As critical voices question the quality, authenticity, and value of people, goods, and words in post-Mao China, accusations of emptiness render things open to new investments of meaning, substance, and value. Exploring the production of lack and desire through fine-grained ethnography, this volume examines how diagnoses of emptiness operate in a range of very different domains in contemporary China: In the ostensibly meritocratic exam system and the rhetoric of officials, in underground churches, housing bubbles, and nationalist fantasies, in bodies possessed by spirits and evaluations of jade, there is a pervasive concern with states of lack and emptiness and the contributions suggest that this play of emptiness and fullness is crucial to ongoing constructions of quality, value, and subjectivity in China
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bregnbæk, Susanne
  • Bunkenborg, Mikkel
Series statement
Studies in social analysis
Series volume
volume 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • China
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • HISTORY
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Social conditions
  • China
Label
Emptiness and fullness : ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China, edited by Susanne Bregnbæk and Mikkel Bunkenborg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Mikkel Bunkenborg, Susanne Bregnbæk -- 1. China's examination fever and the fabrication of fairness : "My generation was raised on poisoned milk" / Zachary M. Howlett -- 2. Guanhua! Beijing students, authoritative discourse and the ritual production of political compliance / Anders Sybrant Hansen -- 3. Interior spaces of hope : inner selves, intersubjectivity and agency among Chinese Christians in Beijing / Susanne Bregnbæk -- 4. The tower and the tower : excess and vacancy in China's ghost cities / Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne -- 5. The Manchu in the mirror : the emptiness of identity and the fullness of conspiracy theory / Kevin Carrico -- 6. Empty diseases and horror vacui in rural Hebei / Mikkel Bunkenborg -- 7. The potentials of feicui : indeterminacy and determination in human-jade interactions in South-West China / Henrik Kloppenborg Møller
Control code
ocn988580965
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 146 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785335815
Lccn
2017026236
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 978178533581501
  • 22573/ctvvx1npp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988580965
Label
Emptiness and fullness : ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China, edited by Susanne Bregnbæk and Mikkel Bunkenborg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Mikkel Bunkenborg, Susanne Bregnbæk -- 1. China's examination fever and the fabrication of fairness : "My generation was raised on poisoned milk" / Zachary M. Howlett -- 2. Guanhua! Beijing students, authoritative discourse and the ritual production of political compliance / Anders Sybrant Hansen -- 3. Interior spaces of hope : inner selves, intersubjectivity and agency among Chinese Christians in Beijing / Susanne Bregnbæk -- 4. The tower and the tower : excess and vacancy in China's ghost cities / Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne -- 5. The Manchu in the mirror : the emptiness of identity and the fullness of conspiracy theory / Kevin Carrico -- 6. Empty diseases and horror vacui in rural Hebei / Mikkel Bunkenborg -- 7. The potentials of feicui : indeterminacy and determination in human-jade interactions in South-West China / Henrik Kloppenborg Møller
Control code
ocn988580965
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 146 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785335815
Lccn
2017026236
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 978178533581501
  • 22573/ctvvx1npp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988580965

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