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Description - Other Modernities by Lisa Rofel

An analysis of three generations of women in a Chinese silk factory, this study is a critique of the meaning of modernity in a postmodern age. The text compares the lives of three generations of women workers: those who entered the factory right around the Communist revolution in 1949, those who were youths during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s and those who have come of age in the Deng era. The author explores attitudes toward work, marriage, society, and culture, and connects the changing meanings of the modern in official discourse to the stories women tell about themselves and what they make of their lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520210790
ISBN-10: 0520210794
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 321
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Rofel

Lisa Rofel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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