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Global futures in East Asia [electronic resource] : youth, nation, and the new economy in uncertain times / edited by Ann Anagnost, Andrea Arai, and Hai Ren.

Publication:
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 p.)
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific
Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific
Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific
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Subjects:
Youth -- Employment -- East Asia -- Case studies.
Neoliberalism -- East Asia -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- East Asia -- Case studies.
Ethnology -- East Asia -- Case studies.
East Asia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The East Asian economic miracle of the twentieth century is now a fond memory. What does it mean to be living in post-miracle times? For the youth of China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, the opportunities and challenges of the neoliberal age, deeply shaped by global forces in labor markets, powerfully frame their life prospects in ways that are barely recognizable to their parents. Global Futures in East Asia gathers together ethnographic explorations of what its contributors call projects of ""life-making."" Here we see youth striving to understand themselves, their place...
Contents:
Introduction : life making in neoliberal times / Ann Anagnost
The middle-class norm and responsible consumption in China's risk society / Hai Ren
Miraculous rebirth : making global places in Taiwan / Ching-wen Hsu
On the streets of Beijing : medical melodrama in the everyday / Trang X. Ta
On their own : becoming cosmopolitan subjects beyond college in South Korea / Nancy Abelmann, So Jin Park and Hyunhee Kim
Smile Chaoyang : education and culture in neoliberal Taiwan / Nickola Pazderic
"What if your client/employer treats her dog better than she treats you?" : market militarism and market humanism in postsocialist Beijing / YAN Hairong
Notes to the heart : new lessons in national sentiment and sacrifice from recessionary Japan / Andrea G. Arai
Neoliberal speech acts : the Equal Opportunity Law and projects of the self in a Japanese corporate office / Miyako Inoue
Workplace dramas and labor fantasies in 1990s Japan / Gabriella Lukacs
Governmental entanglements : the ambiguities of progressive politics in neoliberal reform in South Korea / Jesook Song.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Anagnost, Ann.
Arai, Andrea, 1956-
Ren, Hai, 1965-
ISBN:
0-8047-8468-X
OCLC:
823725837
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780804784689 doi