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Technology and Gender : Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China - 97 edition

Technology and Gender : Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China (ISBN10: 0520208617; ISBN13: 9780520208612)
ISBN13: 978-0520208612
ISBN10: 0520208617

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ISBN13: 978-0520206854
ISBN10: 0520206851

Summary: In this feminist history of eight centuries of private life in China, Francesca Bray inserts women into the history of technology and adds technology to the history of women. Bray takes issue with the Orientalist image that traditional Chinese women were imprisoned in the inner quarters, deprived of freedom and dignity, and so physically and morally deformed by footbinding and the tyrannies of patriarchy that they were incapable of productive work. She proposes a con ...show morecept of gynotechnics, a set of everyday technologies that define women's roles, as a creative new way to explore how societies translate moral and social principles into a web of material forms and bodily practices. Bray examines three different aspects of domestic life in China, tracing their developments from 1000 to 1800 A.D. She begins with the shell of domesticity, the house, focusing on how domestic space embodied hierarchies of gender. She follows the shift in the textile industry from domestic production to commercial production. Despite increasing emphasis on women's reproductive roles, she argues, this cannot be reduced to childbearing. Female hierarchies within the family reinforced the power of wives, whose responsibilities included ritual activities and financial management as well as the education of children.

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Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 07/03/1997
International: No

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