Grooming Que zi: Marriage Exclusion and Identity Formation Among Disabled Men in Contemporary China



Using a form of narrative analysis, I explore how marriage in contemporary China influences people's identity formation as "men with disabilities." In particular, I examine how local practices of marriage exclusion shape the definition, marginalization, and experience of men who have trouble walking. This discussion is more phenomenological than most previous accounts of men's experiences of marriage in Chinese Society, [marriage, disability, identity, body, manhood, narrative, China]