By Judith Farquhar
From consuming good in enhancing financial instances to thoughts of the past due Nineteen Fifties famine, from the flavors of conventional chinese language drugs to modernity’s deepest sexual passions, this ebook argues that embodiment in all its types needs to be invented and sustained in public reflections approximately own and nationwide existence. As a lot at domestic in technological know-how reports and social concept as within the info of existence in Beijing, this account makes use of anthropology, cultural stories, and literary feedback to learn modern chinese language lifestyles in a materialist and reflexive mode. For either Maoist and industry reform sessions, it is 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