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By Helen Wang

ISBN-10: 0861591690

ISBN-13: 9780861591695

Hundreds of thousands of Chairman Mao badges have been produced in the course of China's Cultural Revolution, and have been worn through just about all chinese language humans, from most excellent Zhou Enlai right down to the smallest baby. Made in a wide selection of fabrics (aluminium, plastic, bamboo, porcelain, gold, silver, copper, iron and lead) and with an in depth variety of shapes, sizes and designs, they instantly grew to become creditors' goods. to offer an concept of scale, in China this day critical collections begin at 10,000 diverse Mao badges. This catalogue begins with the modest selection of three hundred Mao badges on the British Museum. it's the first critical catalogue of its type in a Western language. whereas chinese language catalogues suppose an intensive previous wisdom of chinese language innovative background, this new English catalogue is designed for the newbie and professional alike, providing a story background, in addition to vast glossaries of the symbolic imagery and slogans came across at the badges.

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In the ministry there is delegation. What I have tried to describe in the case of the commission is the empirical form of the mystery of the ministry. 1 2 What takes place when M. Raymond Barre, who is a man just like anyone else, on becoming chair of a commission finds himself invested in a quite mysterious way with the delegation of the state, that is, of the entire social world? He proposes things that are universally recognized. This work is difficult because it has to hold together both Raymond Barre and the theoretical .

There are often words for such organizational techniques, inventions, but rarely a person's name: the names of scientific inventors are rembered, but not those of bureaucratic inventors. Personal credit, for example, is a very complex organizational invention. The commission is a historical invention that functions, and if it is still used today - I call this 'minimal functionalism' - that is because there are functions for it to perform . The word functionalism is one of those concepts that is used as an insult, and so is not much use scientifically.

They were individuals who had histories, trajectories, who had circulated in the space that I was in the process of establishing, they had successively occupied various functions, they carried their whole former itinerary in their habitus, and therefore in their strategy. I assumed that this space had a structure, it was not j ust made up any old how. By way of statistical analysis, I tried to reveal the structure as it appeared, taking the set of pertinent agents and the set of pertinent properties.

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