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The Banality of Singing Red: Secondary production of everyday life in Chongqing’s Red culture campaign

Xiao Mei
p. 59-65

Abstract

This paper examines the interaction between Chongqing’s Red culture programme (2008-2012) and the practices of Singing Red by retiree participants during the campaign. Drawing on ethnographic data collected during fieldwork in Chongqing, this paper argues that the community practices of retirees constitute a distinctive structure that is less powerful but more durable than that of the official Red culture programme. The practice of Singing Red by the retirees in their daily life did not subvert, but exercised tactical effect on the official programme.

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Bibliographical reference

Xiao Mei, « The Banality of Singing Red: Secondary production of everyday life in Chongqing’s Red culture campaign », China Perspectives, 2013/4 | 2013, 59-65.

Electronic reference

Xiao Mei, « The Banality of Singing Red: Secondary production of everyday life in Chongqing’s Red culture campaign », China Perspectives [Online], 2013/4 | 2013, Online since 01 December 2016, connection on 22 October 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6323

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About the author

Xiao Mei

Xiao Mei is a PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge. Department of Sociology, Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (xm218@cam.ac.uk).

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