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Title:
The Making Of New Farmers In Chinese Risk Society
Author:
Wang, Liming
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
My research investigates the making of new farmers in Chinese risk society. I argue that the socialist peasants are in the transformation into neoliberal new farmers. I define the "new farmers" as a dispositive agricultural population that embodies neoliberal ideologies and practices. The purpose of making the new farmers is to counterbalance the instabilities and risks in post-socialist China and to distribute and redistribute power, wealth and risks via new channels such as new farmers' organizations and enterprises. The new farmers are in the making by different forces to address a variety of risks fermented in post-socialist China. The new farmers are recognized by their education, knowledge of agriculture and social responsibilities; they are categorized by their participation in new farmers' organizations and enterprises; they are promoted and cultivated by the Chinese government; and they are identified and represented via mass media. The individualization of the new farmers serves as a governing tool that turns systemically produced risks into individual risks. It also serves as a normalization strategy that the new farmers build their lives in a do-it-yourself way. Their individualized decisions and choices result in their normalization or marginalization in the making of new farmers in Chinese risk society.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
individualization; market reform; neoliberalism; new farmers; risk society; East Asian Studies; contemporary China
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; East Asian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ren, Hai

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Making Of New Farmers In Chinese Risk Societyen_US
dc.creatorWang, Limingen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Limingen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractMy research investigates the making of new farmers in Chinese risk society. I argue that the socialist peasants are in the transformation into neoliberal new farmers. I define the "new farmers" as a dispositive agricultural population that embodies neoliberal ideologies and practices. The purpose of making the new farmers is to counterbalance the instabilities and risks in post-socialist China and to distribute and redistribute power, wealth and risks via new channels such as new farmers' organizations and enterprises. The new farmers are in the making by different forces to address a variety of risks fermented in post-socialist China. The new farmers are recognized by their education, knowledge of agriculture and social responsibilities; they are categorized by their participation in new farmers' organizations and enterprises; they are promoted and cultivated by the Chinese government; and they are identified and represented via mass media. The individualization of the new farmers serves as a governing tool that turns systemically produced risks into individual risks. It also serves as a normalization strategy that the new farmers build their lives in a do-it-yourself way. Their individualized decisions and choices result in their normalization or marginalization in the making of new farmers in Chinese risk society.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectindividualizationen
dc.subjectmarket reformen
dc.subjectneoliberalismen
dc.subjectnew farmersen
dc.subjectrisk societyen
dc.subjectEast Asian Studiesen
dc.subjectcontemporary Chinaen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEast Asian Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRen, Haien
dc.contributor.committeememberRen, Haien
dc.contributor.committeememberLi, Dianen
dc.contributor.committeememberLanza, Fabioen
dc.contributor.committeememberSilverstein, Brianen
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