By Hans Steinmüller,Susanne Brandtstädter
Unprecedented social swap in China has intensified the contradictions confronted through usual humans. In lifestyle, humans locate themselves stuck among respectable and well known discourses, come upon appreciably diversified representations of China's earlier and its destiny, and draw on largely varied ethical frameworks.
This quantity explores irony and cynicism as a part of the social lifetime of neighborhood groups in China, and particularly in terms of the modern chinese language kingdom. It collects ethnographies of irony and cynicism in social motion, written by way of a gaggle of anthropologists who focus on China. They use the lenses of irony and cynicism - greatly outlined to incorporate resignation, resistance, humour, ambiguity and discussion - to seem anew on the social, political and ethical contradictions confronted by means of chinese language humans. some of the contributions are keen on either the translation of intentions in daily social motion and discourse, and the wider theoretical results of such interpretations for an figuring out of the chinese language country.
As a research of irony and cynicism in glossy China and their implications at the social and political features of daily life, this booklet can be of big curiosity to scholars and students of social and cultural anthropology, chinese language tradition and society, and chinese language politics.
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Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State (Routledge Contemporary China Series) by Hans Steinmüller,Susanne Brandtstädter