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Author Rack, Mary.

Title Ethnic distinctions, local meanings [electronic resource] : negotiating cultural identities in China / Mary Rack.

Imprint London ; Ann Arbor, Mich. : Pluto Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description vi, 166 p.
Series Anthropology, culture, and society
Anthropology, culture, and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-156) and index.
Contents Where are the Miao? -- Miao rebels and 'common ground' -- Multiple meanings of the Miao -- The rituals of New Year -- Authority and the local -- Conflict at the Temple of the Celestial Kings -- Conclusions.
Summary Focusing on a rural area of south China, Rack shows how so-called ethnic minority cultural events have become occasions for the exploration of personal identity by urban elites. She suggests that, historically, ethnic classifications were drawn up as a result of elite concern to demonstrate the existence of a contrasting homogeneous and superior civilization.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Ethnology -- China.
Hmong (Asian people)
Social classes -- China.
China -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0745319394 (cloth)
0745319386 (pbk.)
9781849644969 (e-book)

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