Global futures in East Asia : youth, nation, and the new economy in uncertain times /
edited by Ann Anagnost, Andrea Arai, and Hai Ren.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2013].
x, 311 p.
0804776172 (cloth : alk. paper), 0804776180 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780804776172 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780804776189 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2013].
0804776172 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804776180 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780804776172 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804776189 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : life making in neoliberal times / Ann Anagnost -- The middle-class norm and responsible consumption in China's risk society / Hai Ren -- Miraculous rebirth : making global places in Taiwan / Ching-wen Hsu -- On the streets of Beijing : medical melodrama in the everyday / Trang X. Ta -- On their own : becoming cosmopolitan subjects beyond college in South Korea / Nancy Abelmann, So Jin Park and Hyunhee Kim -- Smile Chaoyang : education and culture in neoliberal Taiwan / Nickola Pazderic -- "What if your client/employer treats her dog better than she treats you?" : market militarism and market humanism in postsocialist Beijing / YAN Hairong -- Notes to the heart : new lessons in national sentiment and sacrifice from recessionary Japan / Andrea G. Arai -- Neoliberal speech acts : the Equal Opportunity Law and projects of the self in a Japanese corporate office / Miyako Inoue -- Workplace dramas and labor fantasies in 1990s Japan / Gabriella Lukacs -- Governmental entanglements : the ambiguities of progressive politics in neoliberal reform in South Korea / Jesook Song.
"The East Asian economic miracle of the twentieth century is now a fond memory. What does it mean to be living in post-miracle times? For the youth of China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, the opportunities and challenges of the neoliberal age, deeply shaped by global forces in labor markets, powerfully frame their life prospects in ways that are barely recognizable to their parents. Global Futures in East Asia gathers together ethnographic explorations of what its contributors call projects of "life-making." Here we see youth striving to understand themselves, their place in society, and their career opportunities in the nation, region, and world. While some express optimism, it is clear that many others dread their prospects in the competitive global system in which the failure to thrive is isolating, humiliating, and possibly even fatal. Deeply engaged with some of the most significant theoretical debates in the social sciences in recent years, and rich with rare cross-national comparisons, this collection will be of great interest to all scholars and students interested in the formation of subjects and subjectivities under globalization and neoliberalism."--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-300) and index.

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