Looks into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition and modernity have had both a complimentary and caustic relationship in the years since the Chinese Communist Party first came to power. This volume offers insight into the lives of peasants and China's complex social processes.
Public Administration and the Legacies of Mao's Rustication Program
During China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong's "rustication program" resettled seventeen million urban youths, known as "sent downs," to the countryside for manual labor and socialist reeducation. This book examines the mechanisms and dynamics of state craft in China, from the rustication program's inception to its termination.
Asking us to look beyond the cities on the coasts, this title draws a different map, tracking how rural queers have responded to this myopic mindset. Interweaving a wide range of disciplines - art, media, literature, performance, and fashion studies - it develops a critique of how metronormativity saturates LGBTQ politics, artwork, and criticism.
Representing Rural Women examines representations of the lives and experiences of rural women in North American literature, popular culture, and print, visual, and digital media. It highlights the complexity and diversity of rural women by considering intersecting issues of region, class, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity.