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The Resource Subaltern China : rural migrants, media, and cultural practices, Wanning Sun, (electronic resource)

Subaltern China : rural migrants, media, and cultural practices, Wanning Sun, (electronic resource)

Label
Subaltern China : rural migrants, media, and cultural practices
Title
Subaltern China
Title remainder
rural migrants, media, and cultural practices
Statement of responsibility
Wanning Sun
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Behind China's growing economic and political power is a vast underworld of marginalized social groups. In this powerful and timely book, Wanning Sun focuses on the country's hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers, who embody China's most intractable problems of inequality. Drawing on rich and extensive fieldwork, the author argues that despite the critical role their labor has played in enabling and sustaining the country's remarkable economic growth, workers and peasants have become the nation's 'subalterns.' Sun focuses especially on the role of media and culture in negotiating the unequal relationships that exist between various social groups. She shows that in the face of the harsh reality of injustice and discrimination, China's rural migrants engage in media and cultural practices that are at once both mundane and profound--invariably imbued with hope and dignity, and motivated by the dream of a better life. Exploring the cultural politics of inequality in post-Mao China, this engaging and compelling book will be essential reading for all concerned with the increasing centrality of media and the cultural politics of representation in our highly digitalized and mediated world"--Provided by publisher
  • "Behind China's growing economic and political power is a vast underworld of marginalized social groups. In this powerful and timely book, Wanning Sun focuses on the country's hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers, who embody China's most intractable problems of inequality. Drawing on rich and extensive fieldwork, the author argues that despite the critical role their labor has played in enabling and sustaining the country's remarkable economic growth, workers and peasants have become the nation's 'subalterns.' Sun focuses especially on the role of media and culture in negotiating the unequal relationships that exist between various social groups. She shows that in the face of the harsh reality of injustice and discrimination, China's rural migrants engage in media and cultural practices that are at once both mundane and profound--invariably imbued with hope and dignity, and motivated by the dream of a better life. Exploring the cultural politics of inequality in post-Mao China, this engaging and compelling book will be essential reading for all concerned with the increasing centrality of media and the cultural politics of representation in our highly digitalized and mediated world"--Provided by publisher
  • "Behind China's growing economic and political power is a vast underworld of marginalized social groups. In this powerful and timely book, Wanning Sun focuses on the country's hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers, who embody China's most intractable problems of inequality. Drawing on rich and extensive fieldwork, the author argues that despite the critical role their labor has played in enabling and sustaining the country's remarkable economic growth, workers and peasants have become the nation's 'subalterns.' Sun focuses especially on the role of media and culture in negotiating the unequal relationships that exist between various social groups. She shows that in the face of the harsh reality of injustice and discrimination, China's rural migrants engage in media and cultural practices that are at once both mundane and profound--invariably imbued with hope and dignity, and motivated by the dream of a better life. Exploring the cultural politics of inequality in post-Mao China, this engaging and compelling book will be essential reading for all concerned with the increasing centrality of media and the cultural politics of representation in our highly digitalized and mediated world"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sun, Wanning
Dewey number
331.5/440951
LC call number
HD1537.C5
LC item number
S85 2014
Series statement
Asia/Pacific/perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Peasants
  • Migrant labor
  • Marginality, Social
  • Social classes
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • China
  • China
Label
Subaltern China : rural migrants, media, and cultural practices, Wanning Sun, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Contents
  • Part I. Context, method, and framework -- Configuring the Nongmingong -- The Chinese subaltern -- Part II. Hegemonic mediations -- News values, stability maintenance, and the politics of voice -- Urban cinema and the limits of harmony production -- Part III. Subaltern politics -- Documentary videos, cultural activism, and alternative history -- Digital-political literacy and photography as self-ethnography -- Part IV. Cultural brokering -- Worker-poets, political intervention, and cultural brokering -- Dagong literature and a new sexual-moral economy -- Conclusion -- -- Glossary -- Appendix 1A -- Appendix 1B
  • Part I. Context, method, and framework -- Configuring the Nongmingong -- The Chinese subaltern -- Part II. Hegemonic mediations -- News values, stability maintenance, and the politics of voice -- Urban cinema and the limits of harmony production -- Part III. Subaltern politics -- Documentary videos, cultural activism, and alternative history -- Digital-political literacy and photography as self-ethnography -- Part IV. Cultural brokering -- Worker-poets, political intervention, and cultural brokering -- Dagong literature and a new sexual-moral economy -- Conclusion -- -- Glossary -- Appendix 1A -- Appendix 1B
  • Part I. Context, method, and framework -- Configuring the Nongmingong -- The Chinese subaltern -- Part II. Hegemonic mediations -- News values, stability maintenance, and the politics of voice -- Urban cinema and the limits of harmony production -- Part III. Subaltern politics -- Documentary videos, cultural activism, and alternative history -- Digital-political literacy and photography as self-ethnography -- Part IV. Cultural brokering -- Worker-poets, political intervention, and cultural brokering -- Dagong literature and a new sexual-moral economy -- Conclusion -- -- Glossary -- Appendix 1A -- Appendix 1B
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001333859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442236776
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014025505
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001333859
Label
Subaltern China : rural migrants, media, and cultural practices, Wanning Sun, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Contents
  • Part I. Context, method, and framework -- Configuring the Nongmingong -- The Chinese subaltern -- Part II. Hegemonic mediations -- News values, stability maintenance, and the politics of voice -- Urban cinema and the limits of harmony production -- Part III. Subaltern politics -- Documentary videos, cultural activism, and alternative history -- Digital-political literacy and photography as self-ethnography -- Part IV. Cultural brokering -- Worker-poets, political intervention, and cultural brokering -- Dagong literature and a new sexual-moral economy -- Conclusion -- -- Glossary -- Appendix 1A -- Appendix 1B
  • Part I. Context, method, and framework -- Configuring the Nongmingong -- The Chinese subaltern -- Part II. Hegemonic mediations -- News values, stability maintenance, and the politics of voice -- Urban cinema and the limits of harmony production -- Part III. Subaltern politics -- Documentary videos, cultural activism, and alternative history -- Digital-political literacy and photography as self-ethnography -- Part IV. Cultural brokering -- Worker-poets, political intervention, and cultural brokering -- Dagong literature and a new sexual-moral economy -- Conclusion -- -- Glossary -- Appendix 1A -- Appendix 1B
  • Part I. Context, method, and framework -- Configuring the Nongmingong -- The Chinese subaltern -- Part II. Hegemonic mediations -- News values, stability maintenance, and the politics of voice -- Urban cinema and the limits of harmony production -- Part III. Subaltern politics -- Documentary videos, cultural activism, and alternative history -- Digital-political literacy and photography as self-ethnography -- Part IV. Cultural brokering -- Worker-poets, political intervention, and cultural brokering -- Dagong literature and a new sexual-moral economy -- Conclusion -- -- Glossary -- Appendix 1A -- Appendix 1B
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001333859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442236776
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014025505
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001333859

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