Description - Translocal China by Tim Oakes
Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China's reform era development within the concept of translocality. A key element of spatial change in today's China has been the unprecedented geographic mobility of millions of labour migrants, tourists, brides, entrepreneurs, and many others. But translocality doesn't just mean people. It is crucially constituted by the circulation of capital, ideas, images, goods, styles, services, and disease to name but a few. With contributions from well-respected China specialists, the essays focus simultaneously on mobilities and localities, drawing our attention to the multiplying forms of mobility in China whilst retaining the importance of localities in people's lives. The book provides a clear path to understanding the importance of translocality as a concept along with concrete examples of its operation in China. Unique in approach, it is at once a study of the connections between location and culture, politics, economics, bodies, gender and technology.
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Author Biography - Tim Oakes
Tim Oakes is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Louisa Schein is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA