Newborn Socialist Things

Materiality in Maoist China

Newborn Socialist Things

Book Pages: 272 Illustrations: 25 illustrations Published: July 2021


“Laurence Coderre takes ordinary objects from everyday life to create extraordinary insights into the Mao era and China today. Her book is a true tour de force in contemporary Chinese studies.” — Paul Clark, author of Youth Culture in China: From Red Guards to Netizens


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List of Illustrations  ix
Acknowledgments  xi
Introduction  1
1. The Sonic Imaginary  27
2. Selling Revolution  54
3. Productivist Display  82
4. Illuminating the Commodity Fetish  112
5. Remediating the Hero  139
6. The Model in the Mirror  170
Coda  190
Notes  197
Bibliography  221
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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-1430-0 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-1339-6