By Judith Farquhar
From consuming good in enhancing fiscal occasions to stories of the past due Nineteen Fifties famine, from the flavors of conventional chinese language drugs to modernity’s inner most sexual passions, this ebook argues that embodiment in all its varieties has to be invented and sustained in public reflections approximately own and nationwide lifestyles. As a lot at domestic in technological know-how experiences and social thought as within the info of existence in Beijing, this account makes use of anthropology, cultural experiences, and literary feedback to learn modern chinese language lifestyles in a materialist and reflexive mode. For either Maoist and marketplace reform sessions, this can be a tale of excessive tradition in appetites, hope in collective existence, and politics within the physique and its dispositions.
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Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China (Body, Commodity, Text) by Judith Farquhar