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Gendered Subjectivities in a Patriarchal China

  • Yang Shen
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Part of the New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society book series (NPCPS)

Abstract

Two clusters of concepts are vital to this book. The first cluster consists of agency, subjectivity, coercion, coping and resistance; the second focuses on patriarchy, filial piety, masculinity and femininity. The aim of this chapter is to provide a theoretical framework based on these concepts, which will help to explain the overarching research questions. The conceptualised framework of agency, subjectivity and coercion is fundamental to the book as a whole. The discussion of patriarchy, femininity and masculinity also serves as a theoretical pillar for the empirical chapters, especially for intimate relations, discussed in Chap.  5.

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