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e-Book Women, the Family, and Peasant Revolution in China download

e-Book Women, the Family, and Peasant Revolution in China download

by Kay Ann Johnson

ISBN: 0226401898
ISBN13: 978-0226401898
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (October 15, 1985)
Pages: 292
Category: Earth Sciences
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Rating: 4.4
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Kay Ann Johnson's book deals with how the Chinese Communist Party dealt with women's issues, especially marriage reform.

Kay Ann Johnson's book deals with how the Chinese Communist Party dealt with women's issues, especially marriage reform. Johnson's presentation is easy to read but not particularly engaging, and seems even a bit simplistic. Still, a good introduction to women in communist China.

Kay Ann Johnson provides much-needed information about women and gender equality under Communist leadership. She contends that, although the Chinese Communist Party has always ostensibly favored women's rights and family reform, it has rarely pushed for such reforms. In reality, its policies often have reinforced the traditional role of women to further the Party's predominant economic and military aims. Conversant with current theory in political science, anthropology, and Marxist and feminist analysis, Johnson writes with clarity and discernment free of dogma. In reality, its policies often have reinforced the traditional role of women to further the Party's predomi Kay Ann Johnson provides much-needed information about women and gender equality under Communist leadership.

Kay Ann Johnson provides much-needed information about women and gender equality under Communist leadership

Kay Ann Johnson provides much-needed information about women and gender equality under Communist leadership.

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Published 1983 by University of Chicago Press in Chicago. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Johnson’s extraordinary book conveys the intense suffering of ordinary people struggling to build families against the will . Professor Johnson’s first book, Women, the Family and Peasant Revolution in China (1983), was adapted from her thesis

Johnson’s extraordinary book conveys the intense suffering of ordinary people struggling to build families against the will of an implacable bureaucracy, Mr. Nathan wrote. Kay Ann Johnson was born on Jan. 21, 1946, in Chicago. Professor Johnson’s first book, Women, the Family and Peasant Revolution in China (1983), was adapted from her thesis. Her second, Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China (2004), was her first exploration of the abandonment and adoption of children in China during the government’s crackdown on overpopulation.

Kay Ann Johnson provides much-needed information about women and gender equality under Communist leadership. She contends that, although the Chinese Communist Party has always ostensibly favored women's rights and family reform, it has rarely pushed for such reforms. In reality, its policies often have reinforced the traditional role of women to further the Party's predominant economic and military aims. Johnson's primary focus is on reforms of marriage and family because traditional marriage, family, and kinship practices have had the greatest influence in defining and shaping women's place in Chinese society. Conversant with current theory in political science, anthropology, and Marxist and feminist analysis, Johnson writes with clarity and discernment free of dogma. Her discussions of family reform ultimately provide insights into the Chinese government's concern with decreasing the national birth rate, which has become a top priority. Johnson's predictions of a coming crisis in population control are borne out by the recent increase in female infanticide and the government abortion campaign.
Comments:
Olelifan
Although its a bit weak on how much womens lives changed during the Chinese Revolution it raises some key questions that are not stressed by other authers.
Clearly written from a feminist view point rather than a marxist one.
Its central critisism of the Chinese Party is that it puts a one sided emphasis on class struggle and only sees womens liberation as coming about as a result of their involvement in socialized economic activity ( Engles theory ). That moves towards collective
forms in rural areas formalized and were built on family units that were the basis of womens opression.
There is obviously the danger that any analysis written in the West can fall into the trap of a eurocentric view and not start from the realities of the Chinese situation and what realistically could be achieved in a mere 30 years but I feel that the author has a valid point and the book contributes to an understanding of the Chinese revolution

Xig
Kay Ann Johnson's book deals with how the Chinese Communist Party dealt with women's issues, especially marriage reform. The history of the CCP and feminism is rather complex and fluctuates rapidly, making for an interesting historical situation. Johnson's presentation is easy to read but not particularly engaging, and seems even a bit simplistic. Still, a good introduction to women in communist China.

Blackbeard
I found this book to be an excellent study of the promise and failure of revolutions, specifically communist revolutions, to enact feminst reform. I use this book when teaching courses, and it is well received. The points may be basic, but they are well documented and illustrated with a good case study. Highly recommended.

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