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2009 - 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Words: 194 words || 
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1. Anderson, Rachel. "Village voices, modern choices: Village girls go to school in Turkey, Tanzania, and Turkmenistan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, <Not Available>. 2019-05-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p298479_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: In order to achieve the auspicious United Nations’ goal of primary education for all children by 2015, it is grimly apparent that girls will start from behind in many countries and regions of the world. Multiple United Nations agencies launched robust “girls-to-school” campaigns in connection with World Bank funding, national governments and local non-governmental organizations to dramatically increase girls’ participation in school. The relative dearth of scholarly research and publishing on girls’ education signals multiple foundational questions. What are the lived experiences these girls encounter after participating in global educational initiatives? Do the girls achieve the successes and dreams that education promises? This paper explores the experiences of girls in three countries (Turkey, Tanzania and Turkmenistan) that suggest rural girls bump into tensions between the village lives of the past and the urban choices, touched by globalization, which have become possible in their futures. Through a feminist critique and a cultural foundations lens, broad questions about consequences, including unintended ones, of girls-to-school initiatives are brought to the surface. Implications for additional studies will be drawn for educators to develop programs that ease the transition between the two worlds village girls must now negotiate.

2016 - Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference Words: 203 words || 
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2. Kim, Kiho. "New Wine in Old Villages: The Introduction of Industrial Vineyards Entangled with Post-Socialist Farmland Ownership and Village Economy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, <Not Available>. 2019-05-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1071619_index.html>
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Abstract: Since the 1990s, the Chinese government has promoted wine industry, and supported wine companies to expand their industrial vineyards in rural areas. Especially in Shandong Province, major domestic brands aim to produce high-quality wine and have sought to improve the quality of wine grapes produced by contract farmers. In rural China however, farmland is still owned at the village level, and wine companies have to make a contract with village collectives on land arrangement and labor employment among villagers. This ethnographic study in Chinese rural villages examines how wine companies have expropriated village farmland to establish industrial vineyards, and attempted to discipline contract farmers with incentives and penalties. My research data also reveals that Chinese villagers have gained a certain level of negotiating power against wine companies, and that company managers ultimately had to loosen strict control on the production quantity and quality of wine grapes. The post-socialist institution of collective land ownership has sustained the village economy through autonomous decision-making, and limited the control of farmland and villagers’ labor by wine companies to a certain extent. The case of Chinese industrial vineyards provides a useful critique of previous academic portrayals of Chinese villagers as "individualized," "uprooted from the collective," and "politically passive."

2016 - ASEEES Convention Words: 49 words || 
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3. Fort, Christopher. "A Tale of Two Village: Nationalist Discourses in Russian village Prose and Contemporary Uzbek Prose" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASEEES Convention, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, <Not Available>. 2019-05-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1137940_index.html>
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Abstract: Russian and non-Russian village prose contained similar critiques but were informed by separate nationalist discourses. Focusing on Rasputin's "Farewell to Matyora" and Uzbek writers of the 1970s, this paper will demonstrate how non-Russian village prose sought a compromise with modernity by manipulating discourse about Soviet internationalism and science.

2008 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: 20 pages || Words: 6205 words || 
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4. Dai, Haijing. "Evolution of Cadre-Villager Networks and Construction of Social Stability in a Post-Socialist Chinese Village" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston and the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, Jul 31, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-05-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p239668_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This article inquires grassroots state control in contemporary rural China that is experiencing political democratization and the emerging open market, by understanding the network-based governance in Chu Village. I have found that the villagers, stratified into different groups in the reforms, have developed three different patterns of networks with the village Party secretary embodying the local state: the Network of Mutual Respect, the Network of Interdependency, and the Distant Network. The Party secretary takes on distinctive roles in each pattern to maintain and utilize the networks, through which villagers’ uprisings are largely prevented and the state goal of social stability is delicately achieved. The post-socialist conditions have diversified the dependent-clientelist state control in socialist Chinese villages and transformed the cadre-villager network into heterogeneous patterns; however, the core status of interpersonal network in state penetration remains intact in the village under democratization.

2009 - Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference Pages: 15 pages || Words: 7579 words || 
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5. Dionne, Kim. "Seeing like a village: The constraints of village headmen implementing the global HIV/AIDS intervention" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 02, 2009 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-05-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p362647_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: I analyze original data collected in 2008 in rural Malawi to assess the role of village headmen in providing the local implementation of the global AIDS intervention. In Malawi, the highest authority in a village is a headman, and headmen hold considerable power in rural areas, where 80% of Malawi's population resides. Because in many of Malawi's rural villages there are few public or government-supported services or infrastructure, the local headman plays an important role in shaping organization and mobilization to meet the village's needs. In this paper, I use survey data to describe the headmen and their villages and open-ended interviews to characterize the role of headmen in development interventions. Despite the great priority given to HIV/AIDS interventions in the global community, village headmen give low priority to HIV/AIDS services when posited against other public services. The other pressing concerns facing headmen paired with the limited resources at their disposal constrains their ability to effectively implement HIV/AIDS interventions. I utilize the headmen data to discuss the implications of policy preference misalignment in the global AIDS intervention.

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