Subject Of Gender

Subject Of Gender

by Harriet Evans
     
 

Author Harriet Evans discusses mother-daughter relationships in urban China, reflecting on how women make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender that frame their lives, and how their self-identification as mothers and daughters contributes to the redefinition of those practices. Based on the memories and experiences of educated and

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Overview

Author Harriet Evans discusses mother-daughter relationships in urban China, reflecting on how women make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender that frame their lives, and how their self-identification as mothers and daughters contributes to the redefinition of those practices. Based on the memories and experiences of educated and professional women of different ages, the mother-daughter relationship is discussed through various themes: separation, communication, domestic/public boundaries, male privilege, the sexed body, reproduction, and filial responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742554788
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Asian Voices Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Evans is professor of Chinese cultural studies at the University of Westminster.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Encounters with Mothers and Daughters
Chapter 2: Lives Apart
Chapter 3: Communicative Bonds
Chapter 4: Negotiating Gender Boundaries between "Inner" and "Outer"
Chapter 5: Difference and Discrimination
Chapter 6: The Gender of the Sexed Body
Chapter 7: Reproducing Filiality
Chapter 8: The Changing Subject of Gender

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