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A Revolution of the Urban Lifestyle in China? An Ethnography of a Harbin Neighbourhood

  • Kamel Labdouni
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Abstract

This chapter offers an ethnographic study of urban politics through the experience of a community living in a poor area of Harbin, China, at the end of the 2000s. Situated in the north-east region of China, and more exactly in the province of Heilongjiang, Harbin became an urban laboratory for the urban policies of Maoist communism for three decades (1950–1980). Here I analyse the influence of different reforms and the process of urban transformation that occurred during my fieldwork.

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  • Kamel Labdouni
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  1. 1.Universite de Lille 1Villeneuve-d’AscqFrance

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