By Elizabeth J. Perry
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By the same token, cultural positioning — while evident to some degree in any social movement — is not always effective. In order to be convincing, cultural positioning demands intimate familiarity with prevailing norms and habits as well as a keen eye for the possibilities of meaningful invention within tradition. Social protests (and protest leaders) vary considerably in their success at meeting this common challenge. Although the “cultural turn” in the social sciences has been underway for over a generation, it is often conducted as discourse analysis in which writings, speeches, films, festivals, and other communicative materials are treated for the most part as disembodied texts whose meaning emerges through the process of scholarly deconstruction.
25 The rapid industrialization and attendant demographic diversification at Anyuan aroused concern on the part of many local residents, who saw the developments as a threat to their traditional way of life. Mistrust of the alien machinery sparked widespread apprehension. A native of Pingxiang recalled, “A weird variety of rumors circulated throughout the county seat and countryside. Some contended that the railroad destroyed the fengshui (the mystic balance of nature), thereby disturbing ancestral graves.
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Anyuan: Mining China’s Revolutionary Tradition by Elizabeth J. Perry