The Resource Embodying morality : growing up in rural northern Vietnam, Helle Rydstrøm

Embodying morality : growing up in rural northern Vietnam, Helle Rydstrøm

Label
Embodying morality : growing up in rural northern Vietnam
Title
Embodying morality
Title remainder
growing up in rural northern Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Helle Rydstrøm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the first anthropological studies based on extensive fieldwork in Vietnam in decades, Embodying Morality examines child-rearing in a rural Red River delta commune. It is a sophisticated and intriguing exploration of the ways in which a family system based on principles of male descent influences the moral upbringing and learning of girls and boys." "In Vietnamese culture, boys alone perpetuate the patrilineal family line; they incorporate the past, present, and future morality, honor, and reputation of their father's lineage. Within this patrilineal universe, girls are viewed as blank sheets of paper and must compensate for this deficiency by embodying tinh cam (sensitivity, sense). Such attitudes play a significant role in the upbringing of girls and boys and in how they learn to use and understand their bodies. Helle Rydstrom offers fresh data - from audiotapes, video-tapes, textbooks, observations in the home and at school - for identifying the transformation of local and educational constructions of females, males, and morality into body styles of girls, boys, women, and men. She highlights the extent to which body performances in daily life produce, reproduce, and challenge widespread northern Vietnamese ideals of femininity and masculinity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.23095971734
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ792.V5
LC item number
R93 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Embodying morality : growing up in rural northern Vietnam, Helle Rydstrøm
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-219) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: First morality, then knowledge -- Chapter 2: Situating bodies -- Chapter 3: Female morality -- Chapter 4: Practicing tinh cam -- Chapter 5: Corporeal honor -- Chapter 6: Learning morality in school -- Chapter 7: Body styles -- Chapter 8: Conclusions
Control code
ocn875895243
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862336
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt62nn9g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30494382
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875895243
  • jstor0824862333

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