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dc.contributor.authorLiu, T
dc.contributor.authorTan, X
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-03T04:02:04Z
dc.date.available2021-02-03T04:02:04Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-12
dc.identifier.citationLiu, T. & Tan, X. (2020). Troublemaking in hospitals: performed violence against the healthcare professions in China. HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW, 30 (2), pp.157-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2020.1779105.
dc.identifier.issn1446-1242
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258915
dc.description.abstractYi Nao describes a type of violence displayed in Chinese hospitals which involves organised disturbances led by patients' relatives and/or Yi Nao gangs. Drawing on media reports of Yi Nao, we argue that the phenomenon of Yi Nao transforms hospitals into 'power arenas' in which a struggle over moral and political resources (capital) takes place between patients, Yi Nao gangs, doctors, government agencies, and hospital management. Two interrelated rules that are crucial to understanding the ad hoc local strategies of the actors involved in Yi Nao are examined: the 'publicity rule', and the 'rule of risk-avoidance'. We also argue that the political discourse of 'stability' has been internalised by the officials in the Chinese government and public hospitals in mediating social disputes. At the same time, Yi Nao actors use this discourse to creatively adapt to social resistance, as reflected in the disposition to use performative disturbance in pursuit of material or symbolic compensation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.titleTroublemaking in hospitals: performed violence against the healthcare professions in China
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14461242.2020.1779105
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Social and Political Sciences
melbourne.source.titleHealth Sociology Review
melbourne.source.volume30
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages157-170
melbourne.elementsid1454289
melbourne.contributor.authorTan, Xiao
dc.identifier.eissn1839-3551
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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