Maid in China: Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries

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Maid in China is the first systematic, book-length investigation of internal rural migration in post-Mao China focused on the day-to-day production and consumption of popular media. Taking the rural maid in the urban home as its point of departure, the book weaves together three years of engaged ethnographic research in Beijing and Shanghai with critical analyses of a diverse array of popular media, and follows three lines of inquiry: media and cultural production, consumption practices, and everyday politics. It unravels ...

Maid in China: Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries 2008, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415392105

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