Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China (Paperback)
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Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 26/08/2016
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Even as China is central to the contemporary global economy, its socialist past continues to shape its capitalist present. This volume's contributors see contemporary China as haunted by the promises of capitalism, the institutional legacy of the Maoist regime, and the spirit of Marxist resistance. China's development does not result from historical imperatives or deliberate economic strategies, but from the effects of discrete practices the contributors call protocols, which stem from an overlapping mix of socialist and capitalist institutional strategies, political procedures, legal regulations, religious rituals, and everyday practices. Analyzing the process of urbanization and the ways marginalized communities and migrant workers are positioned in relation to the transforming social landscape, the contributors show how these protocols constitute the Chinese national imaginary while opening spaces for new emancipatory possibilities. Offering a nuanced theory of contemporary China's hybrid political economy, Ghost Protocol situates China's development at the juncture between the world as experienced and the world as imagined.

Contributors. Yomi Braester, Alexander Des Forges, Kabzung, Rachel Leng, Ralph A. Litzinger, Lisa Rofel, Carlos Rojas, Bryan Tilt, Robin Visser, Biao Xiang, Emily T. Yeh

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822361930
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars in anthropology, sociology, political science, and cultural studies, or for readers interested in post-socialism, China studies, and migration studies in general." -- Fang Xu * Journal of International and Global Studies *
"Ghost Protocol is an important volume that is grounded in solid research and that contributes provocative challenges to received wisdom and even to received counterwisdom." -- Ellen R. Judd * American Ethnologist *
"Given its multidisciplinary background, [Ghost Protocol] will not only appeal to scholars of Chinese studies, but researchers who wish to be have an informed take on the variety of substantive issues covered as well." -- Meisen Wong * Asian Journal of Social Science *

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