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Song Family Village, 2, The Heavenly Court in Song Family Village: Gender, Hierarchy and Religious Power in a North China Village
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directed by Song Zhifang, fl. 2009; produced by Gary Seaman, fl. 2009, University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 2 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 31 mins
Religious life in the village is highly gendered, with female shamans dominating most religious activities. These shamanesses and their gods are organised as a 'court', which expresses a hierarchy of power and prestige analogous to the traditional Chinese imperium focused on the emperor and his ministers.
directed by Song Zhifang, fl. 2009; produced by Gary Seaman, fl. 2009, University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 2 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 31 mins
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Song Family Village, 4, Marriage, Maoism and Modernity: Changing Modes of Marriage Exchange in a North China Village
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directed by Song Zhifang, fl. 2009; produced by Gary Seaman, fl. 2009, University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 4 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 31 mins
This film outlines the types of marriage exchange practiced in a Chinese village over the last fifty years. Dowry, brideprice and exchange marriages have dominated the marriage market in turn as villagers have responded to changes in economic, political and social conditions. At present, the practice of 'pse...
directed by Song Zhifang, fl. 2009; produced by Gary Seaman, fl. 2009, University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 4 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 31 mins
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Song Family Village, 1, The Secret of the Stone: Segmentary Lineage Organization in a North China Village
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directed by Steven Schindler, fl. 2009, Song Zhifang, fl. 2009 and Gary Seaman, fl. 2009; produced by University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 1 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 40 mins
Located on the North China Plain about 200 miles south of Beijing, 'Song Family Village' is home to about 1,300 people. Some 80% of all villagers are members of a single lineage of the Song surname. The film documents New Year’s customs to demonstrate the segmentary structure of the Song family...
directed by Steven Schindler, fl. 2009, Song Zhifang, fl. 2009 and Gary Seaman, fl. 2009; produced by University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 1 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 40 mins
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Song Family Village, 3, Song Family Village Takes a Bride: Marriage Customs in a North China Village
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directed by Song Zhifang, fl. 2009; produced by Gary Seaman, fl. 2009, University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 3 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 27 mins
Most weddings in the village still reflect traditional patterns of patrilineal descent and patrilocal residence. The bride leaves her natal home to marry into her husband’s village, where she is a stranger among his many agnates (patrilineal kin). Recent changes in the village economy have strengthened...
directed by Song Zhifang, fl. 2009; produced by Gary Seaman, fl. 2009, University of Southern California. Center for Visual Anthropology, in Song Family Village, 3 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009), 27 mins
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