Governing the middle-class family in urban China: educational reform and questions of choice

@article{Crabb2010GoverningTM,
  title={Governing the middle-class family in urban China: educational reform and questions of choice},
  author={Mary W. Crabb},
  journal={Economy and Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={385 - 402}
}
Abstract This article analyses the relationship between educational reforms in China and the growing urban middle class in terms of shifting modes and techniques of governing through the family. Central to the production of an urban middle class in China are new forms and practices of family culture that are anchored in a market ideology of education. The article argues that the idea and practice of school choice among urban middle-class families is part of a naturalized consumerist dynamic in… Expand
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