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The Resource Displacing desire : travel and popular culture in China, Beth E. Notar

Displacing desire : travel and popular culture in China, Beth E. Notar

Label
Displacing desire : travel and popular culture in China
Title
Displacing desire
Title remainder
travel and popular culture in China
Statement of responsibility
Beth E. Notar
Title variation
Travel and popular culture in China
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do millions of people from around the world flock to Dali, a small borderland town in the Himalayan foothills of southwest China? "Lonely planeteers"--American, European, and Israeli backpackers named for the guidebook they carry--trek halfway across the globe to "get off the beaten track," yet converge here to drink coffee, eat banana pancakes, and share music from home. Coastal Chinese who are prospering in the phenomenal economic growth of China's reform era travel thousands of miles to sing songs and dress up as their favorite characters from a revolutionary-era movie musical. Overseas Chinese from Southeast Asia as well as a new generation of mainland youth follow in the footsteps of heroes and villains from Hong Kong martial arts novels, seeking an experience of a Buddhist "wild, wild, West" at a martial arts theme park dubbed "Hollywood East," or "Daliwood."Inspired by representations in popular culture that engender fantasies of the exotic, these tourists, Western and Chinese, journey to Dali, Yunnan, in search of an imagined place where they can indulge their craving for authenticity, display their status in the present, and act out their nostalgia for the past. Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, Beth Notar explores struggles over place as people in Dali attempt to represent their historical identity and define their future. Displacing Desire takes representation into the realm of practice to consider the ways in which those who are represented must contend with their image in popular culture and the material after-effects of representations even decades after their original production. It contributes to an exploration of travel as performance of nostalgia, fantasy, and status. More specifically it contributes to an understanding of the growth of consumer culture in China, examining what China's modernization process and market economy mean for different social actors in their struggles over power and place
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Notar, Beth E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dali Shi (China)
  • Dali Shi (China)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnic relations
  • Travel
  • China
  • Volkskunst
  • Reizigers
  • Toerisme
  • Yunnan (provincie)
  • Fremdenverkehr
  • Volkskultur
  • Fremdenverkehr
  • Volkskultur
  • Sozioökonomischer Wandel
  • Dali (Yunnan)
  • Dali (Yunnan)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Popular Culture
  • East Asia
  • Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Displacing desire : travel and popular culture in China, Beth E. Notar
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With the sign begins the search -- Lonely planeteers and a transnational authentic -- Five golden flowers: utopian nostalgia and local longing -- Heaven dragons: commodifying a fantastic past -- Earthly demons: displacing the present -- Off and on the road to reform
Control code
ocn648668711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435665903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862190
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6686d2
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648668711
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Displacing desire : travel and popular culture in China, Beth E. Notar
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With the sign begins the search -- Lonely planeteers and a transnational authentic -- Five golden flowers: utopian nostalgia and local longing -- Heaven dragons: commodifying a fantastic past -- Earthly demons: displacing the present -- Off and on the road to reform
Control code
ocn648668711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435665903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862190
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6686d2
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648668711
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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