Avital Binah-Pollak
Avital Binah-Pollak
Faculty Member, Department of Humanities and Arts
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Stanford Tomorrow's Professor Postings
2020 Stanford Tomorrow's Professor Postings
Exposure to Research in Science and Engineering Undergraduate Studies
Abstract
This posting continues the discussion about the integration of research in undergraduate programs published in TP Msg. #1785 “Course-Based Undergraduate Research - Crazy Observations, Audacious Questions”, offering a different approach for exposing undergraduate student to research. While the TP Msg. #1785 discusses course-based research, which is the inclusion ofshow more
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14 Aug 2019
Cross-border Marriages and Mobility: Female Chinese Migrants and Hong Kong Men
Abstract
Cross-border Marriages and Mobility: Female Chinese Migrants and Hong Kong Men focuses on cross-border marriages between mainland Chinese women and Hong Kong men, a phenomenon which is of critical importance to the transformation of Hong Kong. By examining the women’s motivations for migration and lived experiences in relation to the discursive, political, economic, andshow more
Stanford Tomorrow's Professor Postings
2019 Stanford Tomorrow's Professor Postings
LinkedResearch - LR: A Suggested Platform to Make Research Exponential
Abstract
Universities have two main facets - research and education. This document proposes a complementary model for carrying out research that fits the current technological, economic and social changes taking place in our era. The model is based on concepts borrowed from exponential for-profit organizations and implements an exponential approach for carrying out research inshow more
China Information
8 Jul 2018 China Information
Book review: The Good Child: Moral Development in a Chinese Preschool
Abstract
In The Good Child: Moral Development in a Chinese Preschool, Jing Xu discusses a question which in recent years has attracted the attention of people in China: has China become a callous society and why? (p. 78). The author’s main aim is not to directly address this dichotomic ethical question but to discuss teachers’ and parents’ anxieties over the moral developmentshow more
Ph.D. Thesis
Mar 2016 Ph.D. Thesis
Border Crossing And Changing Mobility Opportunities: Marriages Between Mainland Women And Hong Kong Men
Abstract
More than one third of all marriages registered in Hong Kong in recent years were between local men and mainland Chinese women. Studies conducted on the topic center primarily on the social, economic and political context in Hong Kong and the way it shapes and influences the migrant experience after permanent immigration. The focus is on the difficulties mainland marriageshow more
Book: Bounded Mobilities
31 Jan 2016 Book: Bounded Mobilities
From the “Periphery” to the “Centre”: Cross-Border Marriages between Mainland Chinese Women and Hong Kong Men
Abstract
Almost one third of all marriages which took place in Hong Kong in 2013 were between Hong Kong men and mainland Chinese women (Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department 2013). Previous studies on cross-border marriages between mainland women and Hong Kong men focused primarily on Hong Kong’s social, economic and political context and how it has shapedshow more
 China Information
5 Nov 2015 China Information
Book review: Love’s Uncertainty: The Politics and Ethics of Child Rearing in Contemporary China
Abstract
This book opens with a disturbing account of the psychological implications of raising accomplished and outstanding children in contemporary Chinese society – it is a race in which many middle-class urban Chinese parents find themselves. As a result of heavy pressure, Precious, a nine-year-old girl, begins to develop symptoms such as a terrible rash on her skin and moodshow more
China Information
1 Mar 2014 China Information
Discourses and practices of child-rearing in China: The bio-power of parenting in Beijing:
Abstract
Based on 13 months of fieldwork which was conducted among middle-class families in Beijing, this article explores young children’s daily bodily practices and juxtaposes these practices with discourses on child-rearing which have gained prominence in post-Mao China. The article aims to demonstrate that the new discourse on childhood, education, and child-rearing, whichshow more
Thesis
Oct 2010 Thesis
New Discourses, Mixed Practices: Early Childhood in Contemporary Urban China
Abstract
This study juxtaposes dominant discourses about proper childrearing in contemporary China with daily practices of childrearing as I observed them during fieldwork in Beijing. The past two decades in China saw the emergence of a new dominant discourse on childhood and childrearing, which highlights children's individualism and personal freedom. This new discourse hasshow more