Chapter

The Practice of Everyday Life

Xin Liu

in In One's Own Shadow

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780520219939
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520219939.003.0005
The Practice of Everyday Life

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This chapter turns to describing a number of everyday experiences and performances, such as bargaining and swearing, in order to capture certain typical moments of social life and provide an ethnographic account of the condition of post-reform rural China. It focuses on a set of historically situated everyday practices central to the life of this group of people in rural Shaanxi in the 1990s.

Keywords: hospitality; rural China; bargaining; swearing; social life; rural Shaanxi

Chapter.  9143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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