Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender by Tiantian Zheng (auth.)

By Tiantian Zheng (auth.)

Show description

Read or Download Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender Relations, HIV/AIDS, and Nationalism PDF

Similar nationalism books

After the Nation?: Critical Reflections on Nationalism and Postnationalism (International Political Theory)

Explores the ways that the countryside and nationalism are challenged through modern realities. This quantity addresses changes to our figuring out of nationwide sovereignty, difficulties posed via violent clash among rival nationwide initiatives, the feasibility of postnationalist democracy and citizenship, and the talk over international justice.

States Of Terror: Essays (Occasional Papers)

States of Terror is the poshumous paintings by means of Begoña Aretxaga (1960-2002). examine for her essays desirous about gender and political violence in Northern eire in addition to nationalism between Basque formative years. As she wrote in her advent, her highbrow place used to be to begin with "characterized via a displacement from militancy by way of educational writing and a displacement from educational writing previous militancy.

Nationalism its Meaning and History

Written by means of one of many exceptional historians of our time, this article bargains a concise background of nationalism. Nationalism has been one of many choosing forces in smooth heritage. It originated in Western Europe within the eighteenth century; throughout the 19th century it unfold everywhere Europe; within the 20th century it has turn into a global flow.

A social theory of the nation-state : the political forms of modernity beyond methodological nationalism

A Social idea of the countryside: the political varieties of modernity past methodological nationalism, construes a singular and unique social idea of the geographical region. It rejects nationalistic methods of pondering that take the geographical region without any consideration up to globalist orthodoxy that speaks of its present and definitive decline.

Additional resources for Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender Relations, HIV/AIDS, and Nationalism

Example text

Yu 1956). People with venereal diseases were prohibited from marrying according to the 1950 Marriage Law. Sex was restricted to and authorized only within marriage, and couples were advised to have intercourse no more than two times every week (F. Li 1958). It was emphasized repeatedly that human beings were “advanced animals” (gaoji dongwu) who had a natural desire to procreate. “It is one’s heavenly duty (tianzhi) to be parents” (W. Wang 1957, 68). “The purpose [of sex] is not to satisfy instinctive desires but to pursue a beautiful life.

Birth control information was only imparted to women who had more than three children and was unavailable to newly married couples and women with one to two children (B. Dong 1965). Condoms were not made available in the countryside, and people still carried doubts and fears about contraception and sterilization (Y. Zhang 1964). For instance, sterilization was compared to eunuchization and castration of a cock, and contraception was deemed inappropriate for newly married couples because it would deteriorate their relationships and affect their health (Anon.

Wang proposed drowning female children and physically abnormal or unattractive sons. He wanted to impose a tax on daughters to encourage infanticide. He also wanted to construct temples, nunneries, and halls of chastity to encourage celibacy. Anticipating the one-child policy, he even wanted to compel women who had already given birth to take abortifacient drugs. As shocking as infanticide is, it was a common practice in Europe and in Asia until the eighteenth century. Yan Fu advocated banning early marriage and a role for doctors in eliminating inferior babies.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 49 votes