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Desiring China : experiments in neoliberalism, sexuality, and public culture

Author: Lisa Rofel
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: Perverse modernities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through window displays, newspapers, gay bars, and other public culture venues, Chinese citizens are negotiating what it means to be cosmopolitan citizens of the world, individuals with needs, aspirations, and longings. Lisa Rofel argues that the creation of such 'desiring subjects' is at the core of China's contingent, piece-by-piece reconfiguration of its relationship to a post-socialist, neo-liberal-dominated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rofel, Lisa, 1953-
Desiring China.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006033807
(OCoLC)73742443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rofel
ISBN: 9780822389903 0822389908
OCLC Number: 654239084
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 251 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Yearnings : televisual love and melodramatic politics --
Museum as women's space : displays of gender --
Qualities of desire : imagining gay identities --
From sacrifice to desire : cosmopolitanism with Chinese characteristics --
Legislating desire : homosexuality, intellectual property rights, and consumer fraud --
Desiring China : China's entry into the WTO --
Coda.
Series Title: Perverse modernities.
Responsibility: Lisa Rofel.
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Argues that the creation of such "desiring subjects" is at the core of China's contingent, piece-by-piece reconfiguration of its relationship to a post-socialist, neo-liberal-dominated world.  Read more...

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