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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 ...
Projects, Donors, and Discourses: A Critical Look at Experiences and Representations in a Chinese Environmental NGO
(The University of Bergen, 2009-12-16)
Why are there so many assumptions about NGOs and so few attempts to describe the projects and procedures of specific NGOs? My thesis looks at the experiences of the leaders and workers of a NGO in Yunnan, China, and ...