Making place : state projects, globalisation and local responses in China

edited by Stephan Feuchtwang

To make a place is to create a location where its creators can feel they belong. Processes of place-making are still very much ongoing today. Geographers, sociologists, political scientists and philosophers of advanced capitalism have said that place is a localisation of the global. However, the creation of a place is not legible from such grand perspectives. It is also much more creative than can be predicted by translating large-scale processes into local cultures. Anthropologists have been sensitive to the intimate, tragic and lyrical senses of local place. But their theorising has been too much bound up with cosmology and insufficiently with the intermediate scales of state and local state. In this book, Stephan Feuchtwang and his contributors offer a set of historical, anthropological and scale-mediated studies from China - a country that includes a subcontinental variety of cultures and landscapes. In the twentieth century it experienced collapse in civil war and was then reasserted as a particularly strong state. Now it is managing the fastest growing capitalist economy in the world. These intriguing Chinese studies contribute to the anthropology of place and space, providing an historical perspective on processes of change and of accommodation to disruption. The stories they tell are fascinating in their own right, but in addition, the result is a critical reformulation of previous theories of place that geographers, philosophers, historians, and anthropologists will find of great interest.

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  • Theorising Place
  • Mapping 'Chaos': Dong Xi Fo feuds of Quanzhou, 1644-1839
  • Breathing New Life into Beijing Culture: New 'traditional' public spaces and the Chaoyang neighbourhood yangge associations
  • Establishing Home Away From Home: Chinese migrants in the industrial transformation of Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
  • Traditional Territories in a Contemporary City: Agency and policy in the preservation of hereditary rights
  • The Place Where the Sage Wouldnt Go and The Place Where the Sage was Born: Mutual Place Definition in Heilongjiang and Shandong
  • Hmong Places and Locality
  • Senses of Local Place and the Temples of West Hunan
  • Curves and the Urbanisation of Meifa Village
  • Space and Place.

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書名 Making place : state projects, globalisation and local responses in China
著作者等 Feuchtwang, Stephan
出版元 UCL Press;Cavendish
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 x, 214 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 1844720101
NCID BA77074251
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス