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Women's Work and Women's Food in Lineage Land<sup>*</sup>

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0005
Women's Work and Women's Food in Lineage Land*

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This chapter focuses on women's work and women's food in the New Territories of Hong Kong in the twentieth century. It argues that in the study of early modern South China, the lineage model has obscured women's role in the production and consumption of sweet potatoes and swine, and in economic aspects of peasant families' ties beyond the descent group. It also demonstrates that an extreme version of the lineage model and a dichotomous approach to the study of women reinforce each other.

Keywords: work; food; Hong Kong; South China; lineage model; peasant families; women

Chapter.  10313 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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