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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It was to Rofel’s credit that she noticed how central the public culture is in life in China.
View additional images and download publicity materials. Desiring China is undoubtedly chinq desirable contribution to the anthropological study of China. 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.
Imagining Gay Identities 85 4. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 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. 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”.
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Retrieved 23 March Your Friends Email Address: In pushing queer studies to consider global contexts and in suggesting that sexual politics are integral to our understandings of transnational encounters, Rofel engages the work of other scholars of transnational sexualities, including Martin Manalansan, Gayatri Gopinath, and Neferti Xina Tadiar. University of California, Santa Cruz. Can intellectuals represent chona nation, and are their desires legitimate? Lisa Rofel is an American anthropologist, specialising in feminist anthropology and gender studies.
Televisual Love and Melodramatic Politics 31 2. Views Read Edit View history. 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.
Desiring China is an exciting work chiha cultural interpretation, and it is an innovative guide for studying the cultural practices and political possibilities in globalizing China.
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Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture”. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Retrieved from ” liza It is shame that Rofel does not delve deeper into this question. From Sacrifice to Desire: Rpfel library Help Advanced Book Search.
The China Quarterly With wit and sparkle, Lisa Rofel introduces us to young Chinese who live for the moment, experimenting with sex, love, and cosmopolitanism, without ever forgetting their love of culture and of nation. 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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Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available fhina. Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism positions She locates the first broad-based public debate about post-Mao social changes in the passionate dialogues about the popular television soap opera Yearnings.
Displays of Gender 65 3.