Title

Growing up in an Emergent Market Economy: China’s Young Men

Editors

Noel Dyck, Vered Amit

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

11-2011

Publication Title

Young Men in Uncertain Times

Publisher

Berghahn Publishers

Publisher Location

Oxford, New York

First page number:

157

Last page number:

188

Abstract

Anthropology is particularly well suited to explore the contemporary predicament in the coming of age of young men. Its grounded and comparative empiricism provides the opportunity to move beyond statistics, moral panics, or gender stereotypes in order to explore specific aspects of life course transitions, as well as the similar or divergent barriers or opportunities that young men in different parts of the world face. Yet, effective contextualization and comparison cannot be achieved by looking at male youths in isolation. This volume undertakes to contextualize male youths' circumstances and to learn about their lives, perspectives, and actions, and in turn illuminates the larger structures and processes that mediate the experiences entailed in becoming young men. The situation of male youths provides an important vantage point from which to consider broader social transformations and continuities. By paying careful attention to these contexts, we achieve a better understanding of the current influences encountered and acted upon by young people.

Disciplines

Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

ISBN: 978-0-85745-249-8


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