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The Resource Choosing daughters : family change in rural China, Lihong Shi

Choosing daughters : family change in rural China, Lihong Shi

Label
Choosing daughters : family change in rural China
Title
Choosing daughters
Title remainder
family change in rural China
Statement of responsibility
Lihong Shi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"China's patrilineal and patriarchal tradition has encouraged a long-standing preference for male heirs within families. Coupled with China's birth-planning policy, this has led to a severe gender imbalance. But a counterpattern is emerging in rural China where a noticeable proportion of young couples have willingly accepted having a single daughter. They are doing so even as birth-planning policies are being relaxed and having a second child, and the opportunity of having a son, is a new possibility. Choosing Daughters explores this critical, yet largely overlooked, reproductive pattern emerging in China's demographic landscape. Lihong Shi delves into the social, economic, and cultural forces behind the complex decision-making process of these couples to unravel their life goals and childrearing aspirations, the changing family dynamics and gender relations, and the intimate parent-daughter ties that have engendered this drastic transformation of reproductive choice. She reveals a leading-edge social force that fosters China's recent fertility decline, namely pursuit of a modern family and successful childrearing achieved through having a small family. Through this discussion, Shi refutes the conventional understanding of a universal preference for sons and discrimination against daughters in China and counters claims of continuing resistance against China's population control program."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shi, Lihong
Dewey number
306.85/20951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ684
LC item number
.S553 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Sex of children, Parental preferences for
  • Daughters
  • Family size
  • Social change
  • China
  • Daughters
  • Family size
  • Rural conditions
  • Rural families
  • Sex of children, Parental preferences for
  • Social change
  • China
  • Ethnologie
  • Landbevölkerung
  • Geburtenregelung
  • Mädchen
  • China
Label
Choosing daughters : family change in rural China, Lihong Shi
Instantiates
Publication
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 birth-planning campaign : local experience of population control -- "Life is to enjoy" : the pursuit of the a ideal of happiness -- One tiger versus ten mice : raising one successful child -- "Little quilted vest to warm parents' hearts" : gendered transformation of filial piety -- "Here comes my big debt" : wedding costs and sons as financial burdens -- Emerging from the ancestors' shadow : the weakened belief in family continuity
Control code
965617499
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781503602939
Lccn
2016051133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027439780
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)965617499
Label
Choosing daughters : family change in rural China, Lihong Shi
Publication
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 birth-planning campaign : local experience of population control -- "Life is to enjoy" : the pursuit of the a ideal of happiness -- One tiger versus ten mice : raising one successful child -- "Little quilted vest to warm parents' hearts" : gendered transformation of filial piety -- "Here comes my big debt" : wedding costs and sons as financial burdens -- Emerging from the ancestors' shadow : the weakened belief in family continuity
Control code
965617499
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781503602939
Lccn
2016051133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027439780
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)965617499

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