Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780520253384
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941267 | DOI:
Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking

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This chapter introduces the one-child policy in China, which is considered as one of the most troubling social policies of all time, first examining the epistemic approach to policymaking and then studying the micropolitics and anthropology of sciencemaking and policymaking. It also presents three stories on the making of modern China in the early Deng years, and the different narratives about the one-child policy in scholarly literature.

Keywords: one-child policy; social policies; epistemic approach; micropolitics; anthropology; sciencemaking; policymaking; modern China; scholarly literature

Chapter.  17657 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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