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dc.contributor.authorAmin, Ash
dc.contributor.authorRichaud, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T09:23:45Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T09:23:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-01
dc.identifier.issn1527-8018
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283134
dc.description.abstractWhile previous studies have documented the trials of rural-to-urban migration in post-reform China, little is known of the consequences of urban demolition and attendant uncertainty on migrant mental health. Exploring the affective and subjective dimensions of life lived amidst rubble in a migrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Shanghai, this essay describes and analyzes small-scale practices of endurance through dynamics of time, place, and sociality. We understand these modes of dwelling in a ruined environment as key to what we refer to as the management of subjectivity, producing moments of being that potentially enable to feel and act otherwise. Considering the management of subjectivity in its own rights rather than as mere echoes of postsocialist governmentalities, we sustain a dialogue with recent writing on the production of happy and self-reliant marginalized subjects through the Chinese authorities' turn to “therapeutic governance.”
dc.description.sponsorshipESRC Newton Grant
dc.publisherDuke University Press
dc.titleLife Amidst Rubble: Migrant Mental Health and the Management of Subjectivity in Urban China
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage106
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNamePublic Culture
prism.startingPage77
prism.volume32
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30495
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-05
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1215/08992363-7816305
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05-05
dc.identifier.eissn1527-8018
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/N010892/1)
cam.issuedOnline2020-01-01


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