By Judith Farquhar
From consuming good in enhancing monetary instances to thoughts of the overdue Nineteen Fifties famine, from the flavors of conventional chinese language drugs to modernity’s deepest sexual passions, this booklet argues that embodiment in all its varieties needs to be invented and sustained in public reflections approximately own and nationwide existence. As a lot at domestic in technology stories and social concept as within the information of existence in Beijing, this account makes use of anthropology, cultural experiences, and literary feedback to learn modern chinese language existence in a materialist and reflexive mode. For either Maoist and marketplace reform classes, it is a tale of excessive tradition in appetites, wish in collective lifestyles, 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