EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Towards a Local Feminist Understanding of Gender and Sexuality

Liu Jieyu
Additional contact information
Liu Jieyu: SOAS University of London

Chapter Chapter 3 in Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies, 2017, pp 33-54 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract This chapter revisits the basic but fundamental concepts in feminist theories: gender and sexuality. By highlighting the historical and socio-cultural constitution of gender and sexuality, this chapter formulates a local feminist framework to account for the gendered and sexual control and resistance Chinese women experience at the workplace. It brings together Western feminist literature of gender and sexuality at work, discussions around sexuality in development studies, and historical studies of gender and sexuality in China. These are rarely, if ever, brought into dialogue, but have something to offer to our nuanced understandings of the Chinese workplace as well as global feminist theorization of gender, sexuality and power.

Keywords: Chinese Woman; Sexual Pleasure; Gender Division; Symbolic Power; Direct Power (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:gdechp:978-1-137-50575-0_3

Ordering information: This item can be ordered from
http://www.palgrave.com/9781137505750

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50575-0_3

Access Statistics for this chapter

More chapters in Gender, Development and Social Change from Palgrave Macmillan
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

 
Page updated 2022-01-28
Handle: RePEc:pal:gdechp:978-1-137-50575-0_3