Yueju – The Formation of a Legitimate Culture in Contemporary Shanghai

@article{Ma2011YuejuT,
  title={Yueju – The Formation of a Legitimate Culture in Contemporary Shanghai},
  author={Haili Ma},
  journal={Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={4},
  pages={213-227}
}
  • Haili Ma
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research
This article presents a case study of the development of a local cultural form – Shanghai Yueju – caught up in the rapid urban redevelopment of post-socialist China. Using Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of ’habitus’ and ’distinction’, it analyses the processes of the reformation of taste and class in a Chinese city. It explores the following question: can high levels of financial investment revive Yueju and allow it to gain market success and cultural distinction? The question is examined in the… Expand
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