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Book reviews sex and sexuality, but also the ways in which, for example, morality, legality and power are enacted and contested, political BROWNELL, Susan and Jeffrey N. the ways that differences between ethnic WASSERSTROM (eds) groups are constructed, the ways in which bodies and health are thought about, and Chinese femininities/Chinese masculi- the ways in which modernity and nities. A reader. Berkeley, Los Angeles nationhood are conceived. and London: University of California Editing such a compendium would be a Press. 2002. xiv, 460pp. US$24.95 (paper) daunting task for anyone, but Susan ISBN 0-520-21103-0. Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom have Reviewed by Tamara Jacka done an excellent job. The papers have been carefully chosen to showcase a Chinese femininities/Chinese masculinities variety of approaches to gender and China, is a reader containing sixteen papers on and represent a fair swathe of the most various aspects of gender in Chinese interesting and important contributions to culture and history, plus a foreword 'by the literature. Most of the authors are Thomas Laqueur, and an introduction and established scholars, well known for their afterword by the two editors. writing in this field. Some of the chapters, It is, in more ways than one, a big including those http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology Taylor & Francis

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The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology , Volume 3 (2): 25 – Sep 1, 2002
25 pages

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sex and sexuality, but also the ways in which, for example, morality, legality and power are enacted and contested, political BROWNELL, Susan and Jeffrey N. the ways that differences between ethnic WASSERSTROM (eds) groups are constructed, the ways in which bodies and health are thought about, and Chinese femininities/Chinese masculi- the ways in which modernity and nities. A reader. Berkeley, Los Angeles nationhood are conceived. and London: University of California Editing such a compendium...
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1740-9314
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1444-2213
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Abstract

sex and sexuality, but also the ways in which, for example, morality, legality and power are enacted and contested, political BROWNELL, Susan and Jeffrey N. the ways that differences between ethnic WASSERSTROM (eds) groups are constructed, the ways in which bodies and health are thought about, and Chinese femininities/Chinese masculi- the ways in which modernity and nities. A reader. Berkeley, Los Angeles nationhood are conceived. and London: University of California Editing such a compendium would be a Press. 2002. xiv, 460pp. US$24.95 (paper) daunting task for anyone, but Susan ISBN 0-520-21103-0. Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom have Reviewed by Tamara Jacka done an excellent job. The papers have been carefully chosen to showcase a Chinese femininities/Chinese masculinities variety of approaches to gender and China, is a reader containing sixteen papers on and represent a fair swathe of the most various aspects of gender in Chinese interesting and important contributions to culture and history, plus a foreword 'by the literature. Most of the authors are Thomas Laqueur, and an introduction and established scholars, well known for their afterword by the two editors. writing in this field. Some of the chapters, It is, in more ways than one, a big including those

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Published: Sep 1, 2002

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