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Roads of Chinese Childhood
By Charles Stafford

The Roads of Chinese Childhood

Learning and Identification in Angang

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Roads of Chinese Childhood by Charles Stafford

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Children in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang have their attention drawn, consciously and unconsciously, to various forms of identification through their participation in schooling, family life and popular religion. They read texts about 'virtuous mothers', share 'meaningful foods' with other villagers, visit the altars of 'divining children' and participate in 'dangerous' god-strengthening rituals. In particular they learn about the family-based cycle of reciprocity, and the tension between this and commitment to the nation. Charles Stafford's 1995 study of childhood in this community (with additional material from north-eastern mainland China) explores absorbing issues related to nurturance, education, family, kinship and society in its analysis of how children learn, or do not learn, to identify themselves as both familial and Chinese.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521026567
ISBN-10: 0521026563
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Ordinary Ethics in China by Charles Stafford Ordinary Ethics in China, Paperback (February 2013)

Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this volume focuses on the experiences of and approaches to ethics by individuals in everyday situations in contemporary China. Rich case studies provide fascinating insights into widely debated issues, making this essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology and sociology.

Questions of Anthropology by Charles Stafford Questions of Anthropology, Paperback (July 2007)

Anthropology seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. This title contains essays that explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work and genocide, and our personal fears and desires.

Living with Separation in China by Charles Stafford Living with Separation in China, Hardback (June 2003)

In dealing with the central theme of separation this book also provides a good general introduction to many of the classic debates within anthropological and historical analyses of China.

Separation and Reunion in Modern China by Charles Stafford Separation and Reunion in Modern China, Hardback (November 2000)

Rituals concerning separation and reunion and their impact on Chinese and Taiwanese society and culture.

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