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"Keeping it real in Beijing"; Exploring identity, authenticity and music as a 'technology of the self' among urban middle-class youth
(The University of Bergen, 2014-11-27)
Abstract: With this anthropological master-thesis I am exploring urban middle-class youth in Beijing, born during the 1980s, and how they navigate and express themselves as individuals and as part of collectives. I spent ...
Women and Family in contemporary urban China; Contested female individualisation
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-15)
This thesis describes the lived experience of women in their 20s and 30s in Beijing in 2012 with relation to their families. Family is applied in a broad sense, including both natal and marital families. Through this ...
'I want to improve myself'. Underemployed rural graduates in urban areas of China
(The University of Bergen, 2012-06-15)
The thesis presents an ethnographic study of a phenomenon that was unknown of and even unthinkable fifteen years ago in China, underemployed and unemployed rural graduates living on the fringes of both the city and society ...