The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan

The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan

by Andrew D. Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827376

ISBN-13: 9780824827373

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

With an intended audience of North American college students, this work approaches examinations of Taiwanese daily life from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Presented by editors Jordan (anthropology, U. of California at San Diego), Morris (history, California Polytechnic State U.), and Moskowitz (sociology and anthropology, Lake Forest College)…  See more details below

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With an intended audience of North American college students, this work approaches examinations of Taiwanese daily life from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Presented by editors Jordan (anthropology, U. of California at San Diego), Morris (history, California Polytechnic State U.), and Moskowitz (sociology and anthropology, Lake Forest College), the ten contributions begin with a brief history of the island country, before turning to discussions of such topics as chicken-beheading rituals and dispute resolution, the making of gay and lesbian identity, the politics of television call-in shows, Amway and the alternative economic culture of Taiwan, the history of Taiwanese baseball, and Freudian angst in modern cinema. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827373
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IBackground: A History Troubled and Glorious
1Taiwan's History: An Introduction3
Pt. IIReligion and Ritual: The Celebration of Belief and Doubt
2Fowl Play: Chicken-Beheading Rituals and Dispute Resolution in Taiwan35
3Pop in Hell: Chinese Representations of Purgatory in Taiwan50
Pt. IIIAn Emerging Public Sphere: Saying Now What Could Not Be Said Before
4From Hidden Kingdom to Rainbow Community: The Making of Gay and Lesbian Identity in Taiwan67
5Taiwan's Mass-Mediated Crisis Discourse: Pop Politics in an Era of Political TV Call-in Shows89
Pt. IVEconomic Life: Money and Meaning
6The Other Woman in Your Home: Social and Racial Discourses on "Foreign Maids" in Taiwan111
7Hot and Noisy: Taiwan's Night Market Culture129
8Disciplined Bodies in Direct Selling: Amway and Alternative Economic Culture in Taiwan150
Pt. VEntertainment and the Audience: Living for the Moment and Moments for the Living
9Baseball, History, the Local and the Global in Taiwan175
10Yang-Sucking She-Demons: Penetration, Fear of Castration, and Other Freudian Angst in Modern Chinese Cinema204
Notes219
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations237
Glossary of Characters241
References247
Contributors269
Index271

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