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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 7   Village elementary schools and the so-called substitute teachers, who have no official qualification and receive meager payment, were once the pillars of the basic education in rural areas. In the 1990s, there were more than 3 million rural substitute teachers. However, toward the end More
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Published: 01 March 2013
rural China there are increasing numbers of adherents of so-called underground churches ( dixia jiaohui ), sometimes also called “house churches” ( jiating jiaohui ). (Photo: Hunan Province) Figure 5 . Some observers have noted that the spread of Christianity is more vigorous today than at the peak of More
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 6   In many ways, searching for the vestiges of traditional Chinese society is still easier in rural areas than in big cities, where life is increasingly modernized. This situation also holds for religious revival. One could say that the government no longer considers religion the “opium More
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Published: 01 March 2013
the countryside. According to a projection, by 2020 urban areas will occupy 96 percent of China's total arable land. China's rural residents will account for less than 4 percent of the total population, although they will be spread over almost two-thirds of the country ( Wu 2010: 20–21 ). (Photo More
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 2   County seats are the closest and most relevant “urban centers” in the daily life of rural residents. They provide not only work opportunities in shops, restaurants, simple hotels, and small factories but also modern entertainments like KTV (karaoke nightclubs where people gather with More
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Published: 01 March 2013
gatherings. In the late 1950s, however, traditional rural lifestyles and cultures began to be suppressed in the name of Communist ideology. During the “Smash the Four Olds” campaign (1966), the government banned traditional forms of entertainment, but since the 1980s villagers all over China have taken the More
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Published: 01 March 2013
year and a complete change every three years,” vividly describes the impact of this policy in the reconstruction of towns and cities. Traditional houses, built before 1949, are often considered outdated. One of the first things people in rural areas do when they earn enough money is build a new house More
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Figure 7   Village elementary schools and the so-called substitute teachers, who have no official qualification and receive meager payment, were once the pillars of the basic education in rural areas. In the 1990s, there were more than 3 million rural substitute teachers. However, toward the end...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... Lifestylers and lifestyle farmers are a growing economic and social force in New Zealand rural life. A Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry report in 2004 found that New Zealand had 140,000 lifestyle blocks with a mean size of 5.53 hectares and that 6,800 new lifestyle blocks were added in 2004 ( The New...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
... stylistic description of music (2007: 139). As such, the term turbo-folk can include a range of meanings including parody (it was coined by jazz musician Rambo Amadeus as a parody of folk in Yugoslavia); derision (it is used as a negative label that suggests backwardness, rural primitivism, and...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Southeast Asia. During the formative decades of US counterinsurgency doctrine, Asia was the primary Cold War battleground, and outside of Japan, Asia was almost entirely agricultural. Its rurality constituted the principal strategic problem for American planners. Intelligence reports portrayed a...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... speeches, that rural and small-town communities are somehow more authentically American than cities are. Martin delves deeply into this belief, tracing it back well beyond sloppy political rhetoric to luminaries like Wright and Henry Ford. This historical background transitions seamlessly to a careful...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., there is a starving rural migrant or nonperson never registered under the one-child policy, struggling to make ends meet on the very edge of society. Of course, these are precisely the inequalities and the imbalances that the CCP is concerned to address through its utopian politics of harmony and...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... change in postwar France. Urbanization, inter-nationalization, consumerism, and visual technologies ushered in an era of excitement and wonder, enhancing France’s preeminence as a modernizer and innovator. However, there was another side to this age of relative prosperity. A traditional, rural, peasant...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
...: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter .” Signs 28 , no. 3 : 801 – 31 . Barham Elizabeth . 2003 . “ Translating Terroir: The Global Challenge of French AOC Labeling .” Journal of Rural Studies 19 , no. 1 : 127 – 38 . Barker John Lewis Nick Moran...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., and assembling deportation forces to round up undocumented immigrants—all of which were said to be impossible—it was widely believed that Trump had no chance of winning. There were, however, armies of angry and alienated voters who turned out on election day, often in record numbers in rural parts of...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
... creates a triangle of Heideggerian bases – rural, urban, and small town – all situated in the area of the Black Forest. In some ways, Meßkirch might have engaged issues in Sharr’s project more forcefully than Freiburg does. For it was Heidegger’s childhood home and final burial place, celebrated in his...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 November 2019
... protests during May ’68 were largely urban affairs, the strategies, symbols, rhetoric, and imaginaries of anticolonial movements of “subaltern aspirations in rural locales” breathed life into otherwise “mediatized moments of metropolitan activism” ( Chaplin and Mooney 2018a : 3). This relationship between...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., the straightening of riverbeds, the construction of water reservoirs, and other forms of land improvement. In this particular context, Kulturtechnik is usually translated as “rural” or “environmental engineering.” We may note in passing that the tension in the compound has its counterpart in the...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... that will help bring the target to light. The dispersed yet regulated watchfulness that marks the urban – present and future – is found in the battlefield and vice versa. “The cities one by one,” the poem continues, “become keys.” The rural destruction enframed by the trenches as “no man's land” will...