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The Resource Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

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Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China
Title
Bound feet, young hands
Title remainder
tracking the demise of footbinding in village China
Statement of responsibility
Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Footbinding was common in China until the early twentieth century, when most Chinese were family farmers. Why did these families bind young girls' feet? And why did footbinding stop? In this groundbreaking work, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates upend the popular view of footbinding as a status, or even sexual, symbol by showing that it was an undeniably effective way to get even very young girls to sit still and work with their hands. Interviews with 1,800 elderly women, many with bound feet, reveal the reality of girls' hand labor across the North China Plain, Northwest China, and Southwest China. As binding reshaped their feet, mothers disciplined girls to spin, weave, and do other handwork because many village families depended on selling such goods. When factories eliminated the economic value of handwork, footbinding died out. As the last generation of footbound women passes away, Bound Feet, Young Hands presents a data-driven examination of the social and economic aspects of this misunderstood custom"--The publisher
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CSt/DLC
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1945-
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Bossen, Laurel
Dewey number
391.4/130951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT498.F66
LC item number
B67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gates, Hill
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  • Footbinding
  • Footbinding
  • Rural girls
  • Rural women
  • Handicraft industries
  • Rural girls
  • Rural women
  • China
  • Footbinding
  • Footbinding
  • Handicraft industries
  • Rural conditions
  • Rural girls
  • Rural girls
  • Rural women
  • Rural women
  • China
  • Frau
  • Mädchen
  • Fußbinden
  • Arbeitsbedingungen
  • Schuh
  • Ländlicher Raum
  • China
Label
Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-233) 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
Questions about footbinding -- Seeking answers : research methods and fieldwork -- The North China Plain -- Northwest China -- Southwest China -- Bound feet across China
Control code
948961187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780804799553
Lccn
2016020136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948961187
Label
Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-233) 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
Questions about footbinding -- Seeking answers : research methods and fieldwork -- The North China Plain -- Northwest China -- Southwest China -- Bound feet across China
Control code
948961187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780804799553
Lccn
2016020136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948961187

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