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Runaway Wives, Urban Crimes, and Survival Tactics in Wartime Beijing, 1937–1949

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674088382

Publication: September 2015

Text

380 pages

6 x 9 inches

14 halftones, 5 maps, 17 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

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  • Figures and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
      • City in Crisis
      • Survival Tactics
      • Women on the Run, Police on the Beat
      • Conceiving Womanhood
      • The Everydayness of Legal Records
  • I. Precarious Livelihoods
    • 1. Working Women
      • The Evolution of zhiye
      • Women and the Urban Political Economy
      • Women in Factories
      • Service Work
      • Home Spaces, Work Places
      • Work, Sex, and Sex Work
    • 2. The Politics of Dependency
      • Money Matters
      • Punishing Runaway Wives
      • Desperate Wives and Anxious Husbands
  • II. Among Neighbors
    • 3. Women in the Tenements
      • “Walls within Walls”
      • A City on the Move
      • Tenements in the Making
      • Locating Tenements
      • Stigmatizing the Tenement
      • Women’s Networks
    • 4. Managing Serial Marriages
      • The Wedding Scene
      • “A Heavy Drain on Family Resources”
      • Marriage in Flux
      • Between Law and Custom
      • Under the State’s Gaze
  • III. On the Move
    • 5. Mobility and Survival Tactics
      • Life in Motion
      • The Lines
      • Roads in Peace and War
      • “Investing” in Crime
      • The Market for Women
      • Smuggled Commodities
    • 6. Policing Mobility
      • “A Gendered Undertaking”
      • “A Home Away from Home”
      • The Regime of Registration
      • Policing Anytime and Everywhere
      • The State in Action
    • Conclusion
      • Framing Everyday Suffering
      • Remaking the Neighborhood Economy
      • Women and Socialist Grassroots Governance
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index