Ethnic distinctions, local meanings negotiating cultural identities in China

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Full title: Ethnic distinctions, local meanings [electronic resource] : negotiating cultural identities in China / Mary Rack.
Main author: Rack, Mary.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete.
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Summary: Focusing on a rural area of south China, Rack shows how so-called ethnic minority cultural events have become occasions for the exploration of personal identity by urban elites. She suggests that, historically, ethnic classifications were drawn up as a result of elite concern to demonstrate the existence of a contrasting homogeneous and superior civilization.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete., ProQuest (Firm)
Language: English
Published: London ; Ann Arbor, Mich. : Pluto Press, 2005.
Subjects:
Series: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-156) and index.
ISBN: 0745319394 (cloth)
0745319386 (pbk.)
9780745319391
9781849644969 (e-book)