LISA ROFEL DESIRING CHINA PDF
Desiring China “examines the ways in which analyses of public in The Journal of Asian Studies, endorsed Rofel’s thesis as “an. Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture. By Lisa Rofel. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, x, pp. $ (cloth) . Lisa Rofel argues that the creation of such “desiring subjects” is at the core of The – negotiations over China’s entry into the World.
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Desiring China Perverse Roffl. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture”. Desiring China is undoubtedly a rofell contribution to the anthropological study of China.
And in challenging notions of neoliberalism in relation to constructions of sexuality, Rofel engages and extends of the work of David Harvey, Aihwa Ong, Nikolas Rose, and Wendy Brown. The often bizarre way in which Chinese netizens behave and respond to sociopolitical life of the country seems to me something very unique about China.
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It was to Rofel’s credit that she noticed how central the public culture is in life in China. And who should represent China in the emerging neoliberal global economy?
The Journal of Asian Studies. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: In a study at once ethnographic, historical, and theoretical, she contends that neoliberal subjectivities are created through the production of various desires—material, sexual, and affective—and that it is largely through their engagements with public culture that people in China are imagining and practicing appropriate desires for the post-Mao era.
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Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. In a sense then, though a vast country, individual citizens’ experience of china are often remarkably unitary.
She is the author of Other Modernities: Through window displays, newspapers, soap operas, gay bars, and other public culture venues, Chinese citizens are negotiating what it means to be cosmopolitan citizens of the world, with appropriate needs, aspirations, and longings. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. She received a B. Drawing on her research over the past two decades among urban residents and rural migrants in Hangzhou and Beijing, Rofel analyzes the meanings that individuals attach to various public cultural phenomena and what their interpretations say about their understandings of post-socialist China and their roles within it. Deairing, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. Description Dewiring window displays, newspapers, soap operas, gay bars, and other public culture venues, Chinese citizens are negotiating what it means to be cosmopolitan citizens of the world, with appropriate needs, aspirations, and longings.
Consequently, it should appeal to a broad anthropological audience. As to where this centrality of public culture come from, one may speculate that the political mobilisations in Mao’s time might be held partially accountable.
Your Friends Email Address: Your Friend’s First Name: She is the author of Other Modernities: Other Modernities studies three generations of female silk workers in a factory in Hangzhoucomparing the social attitudes of each generation – those who entered work during the Chinese Communist Revolutionthose who grew up during the Cultural Revolutionand those who grew up during the reign of Deng Xiaoping.
With wit and sparkle, Lisa Rofel introduces us to young Chinese who live for the moment, experimenting with sex, love, and kisa, without ever forgetting their love of culture and of nation. Lisa Rofel is an American anthropologist, specialising in feminist anthropology and gender studies.
Desiring China also engages with recent trends within transnational feminist and queer studies and foregrounds the ways in which productions of desire are central to global processes, including neoliberal economies and transnational encounters.
I highly recommend it to anyone interested in these areas of inquiry. She locates the first broad-based public debate about post-Mao social changes in the passionate dialogues about the popular television soap opera Yearnings. Women, Culture, and the State. From Sacrifice to Desire: If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.
Retrieved 23 March Desiring China “examines the ways in which analyses of public culture in China offer new ways to read desire”,  and was described by Patti Duncan in the NWSA Journal as “an exciting and important new work that pushes the boundaries of ethnography”.
University of Chicago Press. Title of chiba journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Desiring China is an exciting work of cultural interpretation, and it is an desirign guide for studying the cultural practices and political possibilities in globalizing China. Desiring China Lisa Rofel Limited preview – Follow us on Twitter. It is shame that Rofel does not delve deeper into this question.