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The Resource Being modern in China : a Western cultural analysis of modernity, tradition and schooling in China today, Paul Willis

Being modern in China : a Western cultural analysis of modernity, tradition and schooling in China today, Paul Willis

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Being modern in China : a Western cultural analysis of modernity, tradition and schooling in China today
Title
Being modern in China
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a Western cultural analysis of modernity, tradition and schooling in China today
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Paul Willis
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book analyses modernity and tradition in China today and how they combine in striking ways in the Chinese school. Paul Willis - the leading ethnographer and author of Learning to Labour - shows how China has undergone an internal migration not only of masses of workers but also of a mental and ideological kind to new cultural landscapes of meaning, which include worship of the glorified city, devotion to consumerism, and fixation upon the smartphone and the internet. Massive educational expansion has been a precondition for explosive economic growth and technical development, but at the same time the school provides a cultural stage for personal and collective experience. In its closed walls and the inescapability of its 'scores', an astonishing drama plays out between the new and the old, with a tapestry of intricate human meanings woven of small tragedies and triumphs, secret promises and felt betrayals, helping to produce not only exam results but cultural orientations and occupational destinies. By exploring the cultural dimension of everyday experience as it is lived out in the school, this book sheds new light on the enormous transformations that have swept through China and created the kind of society that it is today: a society that is obsessed with the future and at the same time structured by and in continuous dialogue with its past."--
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Willis, Paul E
Dewey number
951.06/12
Index
index present
LC call number
DS779.43
LC item number
.W55 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • China
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Information technology
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Gaokao (Educational test)
  • Migration, Internal
  • Urbanization
  • Civilization
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Gaokao (Educational test)
  • Information technology
  • Migration, Internal
  • Urbanization
  • China
  • Enseignement
  • Éducation
  • Migrations intérieures
  • Consommation
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Being modern in China : a Western cultural analysis of modernity, tradition and schooling in China today, Paul Willis
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Chinese scene -- Modernity's symbolic order -- City good, country bad -- Consuming consumerism -- The Internet : deus ex machina? -- Education's symbolic order -- The Gaokao regime -- The three arrows and experience -- "People is the fish" -- The view from the saved -- Passing Gaokao -- Not passing Gaokao -- Closing portraits -- "Chen" -- My own song -- Tomb sweeping day -- Orders of experience
Control code
1088189769
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781509538317
Lccn
2019002656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088189769
Label
Being modern in China : a Western cultural analysis of modernity, tradition and schooling in China today, Paul Willis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chinese scene -- Modernity's symbolic order -- City good, country bad -- Consuming consumerism -- The Internet : deus ex machina? -- Education's symbolic order -- The Gaokao regime -- The three arrows and experience -- "People is the fish" -- The view from the saved -- Passing Gaokao -- Not passing Gaokao -- Closing portraits -- "Chen" -- My own song -- Tomb sweeping day -- Orders of experience
Control code
1088189769
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781509538317
Lccn
2019002656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088189769

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