Patriotic Professionalism in Urban China

Patriotic Professionalism in Urban China : Fostering Talent

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An ethnographic study of urban professionals in post-Mao China as they balance social responsibility and individual achievement
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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Philadelphia PA, United States
  • English
  • 1439900345
  • 9781439900345

Table of contents

Acknowledgments
1. Talent in the Global City: Preparing Dalian for the Twenty-first Century
2. Refiguring Dalian
3. Cultivating Talent
4. Patriotic Professionalism
5. Turning Culture into Profit
6. Gendering Security and the State in Urban China
7. Going Forward: China, Neoliberalism, and Economic Crises
Notes
Glossary
References
Index
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Review quote

"Lisa Hoffman has given us an extraordinary study of the now ubiquitous urban professional in China. A critical mediation on debates about neoliberalism, governmentality, and the crafting of selves, this is likewise a beautifully written ethnography of Dalian as a global city. Hoffman takes us into strange but familiar worlds, where social mobility, the marketing of talent, and the mobilization of human capital are central to new forms of capitalist development and, at the same time, informed by a Maoist-era ethics of care for the nation. This is a must read for anyone interested in the brave new world of capitalism in China. A stupendous achievement."
-Ralph Litzinger, Duke University
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About Lisa M. Hoffman

Lisa M. Hoffman is Associate Professor in the Urban Studies Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
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