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Eating Bitterness

Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration


Συγγραφέας: Loyalka Michelle
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520266506
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 276
Διαστάσεις: 21x2x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Eating Bitterness"

Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China's urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country's staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants - including a vegetable vendor, an itinerant knife sharpener, a free-spirited recycler, and a cash-strapped mother - offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China's dramatic national transformation. At the heart of the book lies each person's ability to "eat bitterness" - a term that roughly means to endure hardships, overcome difficulties, and forge ahead. These stories illustrate why China continues to advance, even as the rest of the world remains embroiled in financial turmoil. At the same time, "Eating Bitterness" demonstrates how dealing with the issues facing this class of people constitutes China's most pressing domestic challenge.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Loyalka Michelle
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9780520266506
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/03/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 276
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x2x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 17 b-w photographs, 1 map

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction 1. The Veggie Vendors 2. The Impenetrable Knife Sharpener 3. The Teenage Beauty Queens 4. The Ever- Floating Floater 5. The Landless Landlords 6. The Nowhere Nanny 7. The Opportunity Spotter 8. The Big Boss Epilogue Research Notes Acknowledgments Index

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