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Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City

Farrer, James; Field, Andrew David

Editore: University Of Chicago Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 022626288X / ISBN 13: 9780226262888
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Titolo: Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography ...

Casa editrice: University Of Chicago Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Night life in Shanghai, at least since the 1990s, has become an important sexual contact zone. This history of Shanghai nocturnal culture tracks the way the scene has evolved, from the 1920s and 30s, when the action took place between professional hostesses and their male customers, to the 1980s and beyond, when Chinese women became key patrons of the city's nightlife, part of a growing sexual revolution in China. Before the 90s, social interactions between Chinese and foreigners were somewhat restricted (and sex between them was taboo), but now barriers to Sino-foreign social and sexual relations have been mostly removed. Farrer and Field's ethno-history includes closes looks at the musical subcultures of Shanghai clubs (jazz and rock, mostly, going back to 1920s Jazz Age), and sketches the ways in which nightlife neighborhoods have become erotic fantasy zones, with massage parlors, "hair salons," and hostess clubs. Because the clubs attract sex workers, people from all over the world come to explore their sexual desires and fantasies in Shanghai. More broadly, the authors treat the city's connections to policing, governance, and prostitution to illuminate the processes of social transformation and globalization that flourish in this model post-colonial urb. With its increasingly complex subcultures, Shanghai has come to resemble New York, London, and Tokyo, with their mature nightlife industries, Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_022626288X

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