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Harrell, Stevan

Works: 68 works in 271 publications in 3 languages and 17,560 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Stevan Harrell
Most widely held works by Stevan Harrell
Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China by Stevan Harrell( )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly seven million Yi people live in Southwest China, but most educated people outside China have never heard of them. This book brings this little-known part of the world to life, describing its history, traditional society, and recent social changes
Cultural encounters on China's ethnic frontiers by Stevan Harrell( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A civilizing project, as described in this book, is a kind of interaction between peoples, in which one group, the civilizing center, interacts with other groups (the peripheral peoples) in terms of a particular kind of inequality. In this interaction, the inequality between the civilizing center and the peripheral peoples has its ideological basis in the center's claim to a superior degree of civilization, along with a commitment to raise the peripheral peoples' civilization to the level of the center, or at least closer to that level
Chinese families in the post-Mao era by Conference on Family Strategies in Post-Mao China( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How have the momentous policy shifts that followed the death of Mao Zedong changed families in China? What are the effects of the decollectivization of agriculture, the encouragement of limited private enterprise, and the world's strictest birth-control policy? Eleven sociologists and anthropologists explore these and other questions in this path-breaking volume. The essays concern both urban and rural communities and range from intellectual to working-class families. They show that there is no single trend in Chinese family organization today, but rather a mosaic of forms and strategies that must be seen in the light of particular local conditions"--Book cover
Violence in China : essays in culture and counterculture by Jonathan Neaman Lipman( )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese historical microdemography( )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using local studies to answer global questions, this compilation from eight scholars takes on traditional notions concerning historical Chinese population trends. Provoking rather than defining, these studies challenge some of the prevailing theories on demographic rates and family structure in late imperial China; they challenge the ideas that the Chinese were a low-fertility population and that population growth in the late imperial period was interrupted by severe mortality crises. Using local and primary materials - genealogies, epitaphs, and household registers - this collection examines and explores the important issues of fertility, mortality, family structure, and migration patterns. With the family-level data from those unique sources, this book investigates and illuminates the demographic processes behind late imperial China's population growth
Ways of being ethnic in Southwest China by Stevan Harrell( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important study of ethnic identity in China based on fieldwork in southern Sichuan
Fieldwork connections : the fabric of ethnographic collaboration in China and America by Ayi Bamo( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Fieldwork Connections' tells the story of the intertwined research histories of three anthropologists working in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China in the late 20th century
Ploughshare village : culture and context in Taiwan = [Li-she-wei] by Stevan Harrell( )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthropological study of a workers' village in North Taiwan makes an important contribution to the comparative literature on Chinese and Taiwanese social organization. Based on fieldwork conducted in 1973 and 1978, the study is exceptional not only because of its excellent data but also because the village itself was unique. Unlike villages previously studied and written about, Ploughshare was neither an agricultural nor a fishing village, but rather one whose inhabitants earned their living mostly from coal mining, knitting, and other non-agrarian activities. Culture and environmental context thus shaped social organization there differently than in other Taiwanese villages. This ethnography links local data to surrounding socioeconomic spheres: it shows the village's relationship to its region, to Taiwan as a whole, and to the international economy. It also captures an important point in time, as Taiwan was undergoing the "economic miracle" that brought it into the ranks of developed countries. Stevan Harrell's new preface highlights changes not only in the village over the last several decades, but also in the ways that anthropologists think about culture and Taiwan
Other ways of growing old : anthropological perspectives by Pamela Amoss( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and religion : on the complexity of symbols( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming patriarchy : Chinese families in the twenty-first century by Gonçalo D Santos( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each successive wave of revolution to hit modern China--political, cultural, and economic--has radically reshaped Chinese society. Whereas patriarchy defined the familial social structure for thousands of years, changing realities in the last hundred years have altered and even reversed long-held expectations. Transforming Patriarchy explores the private and public dimensions of these changes in present-day China. Patriarchy is not dead, but it is no longer the default arrangement for Chinese families ... Drawing on a multitude of sources and perspectives, this volume turns to the intimate territory of the family to challenge prevailing scholarly assumptions about gender and generational hierarchies in Chinese society. Case studies examine factors such as social class, geography, and globalization as they relate to patriarchal practice and resistance to it."--Provided by publisher
Human families by Stevan Harrell( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed study maps the variations in family systems throughout the world, focusing on the ways families interact with their societies. Tracing the developmental cycle of families in a wide range of times and places, Stevan Harrell shows how family members in different societies must cooperate to perform various activities and thus organize themselves in particular ways. Within six major divisions, the book describes families in nomadic bands, traditional African societies, Polynesian and Micronesian societies, native societies of the Pacific Northwest coast, pre-industrial class societies, and modern industrial societies. Within each group, the author's copious examples demonstrate the variation from one family system to another. His case studies are clearly illustrated with a unique set of diagrams that allow comparison of complex groups and of family processes extending over a generation. Scholars and advanced students alike will find this ambitious book an invaluable resource
Rural China on the eve of revolution : Sichuan fieldnotes, 1949/1950 by G. William Skinner( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1949, G. William Skinner, a Cornell University graduate student, set off for southwest China to conduct field research on rural social structure. He settled near the market town of Gaodianzi, Sichuan, and lived there for two and a half months, until the newly arrived Communists asked him to leave. During his time in Sichuan, Skinner kept detailed field notes and took scores of photos of rural life and unfolding events. Skinner went on to become a giant in his field-his obituary in American Anthropologist called him "the world's most influential anthropologist of China." A key portion of his legacy arose from his Sichuan fieldwork, contained in his classic monograph Marketing and Social Structure in Rural China. Although the People's Liberation Army confiscated Skinner's research materials, some had been sent out in advance and were discovered among the files donated to the University of Washington Libraries after his death. Skinner's notes and photos bring to life this rare glimpse of rural China on the brink of momentous change."--Publisher's description
Cultural change in postwar Taiwan by Stevan Harrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet, despite the attention focused on the country's profound transformation, surprisingly little information exists on the concomitant changes that have occurred within the cultural matrix of arts and literature, religion and ritual, and the everyday life of Taiwan's people
Mountain patterns : the survival of Nuosu culture in China by Stevan Harrell( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled against the Tibetan highlands in the remote mountains of Liangshan in southwest China, the land of the Nuosu people was until the 1950s beyond the easy reach of the Chinese government, and the culture of the Nuosu (a branch of the Yi group) developed with little Chinese influence. In the 1960s China's Cultural Revolution suppressed and eroded Nuosu culture, but since the 1980s there has been a resurgence of Nuosu ethnic identity and culture, and a revival of traditional arts." "Mountain Patterns: The Survival of the Nuosu Culture in China, prepared to accompany an exhibit at the Burke Museum in Seattle, introduces the history and culture of the Nuosu and illustrates their traditional arts: wooden house architecture, featuring intricate post-and-beam construction and carved decoration; clothing and textiles, including elaborate needlework; red-yellow-black lacquerware, seen in both traditional village-made and modern factory-made versions; silversmithing and jewelry; musical instruments and their use; and two aspects of the ritual culture of the bimo priests - ceremonies for the souls of deceased ancestors and rituals to expel and exorcise ghosts."--Jacket
Xinjiang and the modern Chinese state by Justin M Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State views modern Chinese political history from the perspective of Han officials who were tasked with governing Xinjiang. This region, inhabited by Uighurs, Kazaks, Hui, Mongols, Kirgiz, and Tajiks, is also the last significant "colony" of the former Qing empire to remain under continuous Chinese rule throughout the twentieth century. By foregrounding the responses of Chinese and other imperial elites to the growing threat of national determination across Eurasia, Justin Jacobs argues for a reconceptualization of the modern Chinese state as a "national empire." He shows how strategies for administering this region in the late Qing, Republican, and Communist eras were molded by, and shaped in response to, the rival platforms of ethnic difference characterized by Soviet and other geopolitical competitors across Inner and East Asia. This riveting narrative tracks Zinjiang political history through the Bolshevik revolution, the warlord years, Chinese civil war, and the large-scale Han immigration in the People's Republic of China, as well as the efforts of the exiled Xinjiang government in Taiwan after 1949 to claim the loyalty of Xinjiang refugees. -- from dust jacket
The ancestors at home : domestic worship in a land-poor Taiwanese village by Stevan Harrell( Book )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief and unbelief in a Taiwan village by Stevan Harrell( Book )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a ghost becomes a god by Stevan Harrell( Book )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiwan Hokkien : AD05( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Taiwan Hokkien collection consists of 64 documents, all in English. None of the 64 documents maybe considered a comprehensive general survey of Taiwanese Hokkien culture or society. Given the variability of cultural forms among Hokkien, in such institutional realms for example, as kinship and religion, it is doubtful that such a survey could even be written. Yet it is precisely this variability, and the highly sophisticated use of social theory employed in many of these documents, that make this collection extremely rich for cross-cultural or comparative studies (researchers should check for time and place coverage to determine the specific collection focus for the document he or she is using, since the generalizations made by authors often apply only to specific fieldwork locales rather than to the entire collection unit). Specific areas of inquiry for which the cross-cultural researcher will find this collection rewarding include the relationship between varieties of religious belief and community structure, the relationship of ecology and settlement patterns to lineage organization, and patterns of family/household organization
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Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China
Cultural encounters on China's ethnic frontiersChinese families in the post-Mao eraChinese historical microdemographyWays of being ethnic in Southwest ChinaFieldwork connections : the fabric of ethnographic collaboration in China and AmericaHuman familiesMountain patterns : the survival of Nuosu culture in China
Alternative Names
Harrell, Clyde Stevan 1947-

Harrell, Stevan

斯蒂文, 郝瑞

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