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Just One ChildScience and Policy in Deng's China$
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Susan Greenhalgh

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520253384

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520253384.001.0001

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Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking

Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking

(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking
Just One Child

Susan Greenhalgh

University of California Press

This chapter introduces the one-child policy in China, which is considered as one of the most troubling social policies of all time, first examining the epistemic approach to policymaking and then studying the micropolitics and anthropology of sciencemaking and policymaking. It also presents three stories on the making of modern China in the early Deng years, and the different narratives about the one-child policy in scholarly literature.

Keywords:   one-child policy, social policies, epistemic approach, micropolitics, anthropology, sciencemaking, policymaking, modern China, scholarly literature

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