27.3.06

Paris may be nice to spend a few days in but it's a hard place to live in...


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Anonymous 徐六 said...

我想, 訴求要更加具體地讓大眾知道。就算沒有完整改革路線, 也要闡明想改變甚麼現狀, 廢棄甚麼約制, 否則很難爭取本土/國際群眾認同。

這不易, 但相信那邊已在做著工作, 若能在爭取撤回就業法案成功後, 示威還能持續, 不斷爭取各方認同, 這或許會有點希望。

29/3/06  
Anonymous 真立飛 said...

智良﹐
可否幫忙把以下信息傳送給有興趣的朋友﹖
先謝過 ﹕)
真立飛

*CUHK Gender Studies Programme Visiting Scholar 2005-2006*

Professor Lisa Rofel
Department of Anthropology
University of California at Santa Cruz


*Biography*
Professor Rofel received her B.A., magna cum laude in Asian History from
Brown University and her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford
University. She taught first at M.I.T. for several years and then went to UC
Santa Cruz where she teaches in the Anthropology Department. She also
teaches courses that are cross-listed in Women's Studies and in the new
minor in Lesbian and Gay Studies. Her first book was Other Modernities:
Gendered Yearnings in China After Socialism. Her new book is called Desiring
China. It is forthcoming from Duke University Press and should be out in
fall 2006. She also co-edited a volume called Engendering China: Women,
Culture and the State.

(1) Public Lecture

Topic: Cosmopolitanism with Chinese Characteristics: Gender and
Consumption in Contemporary China
Date/Time: April 6 (Thursday), 4.30 - 6pm
Venue: LT3, Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK

*Abstract*

"Cosmopolitanism with Chinese Characteristics" reflects conversations and
events from the end of the 1990s when increasing numbers of Chinese citizens
had either been abroad or desired to go abroad and when the powerful
potential of the Chinese economy had generated both interest and anxiety
among western countries. It examines why young women embody the tensions
that characterize the cultural constitution of cosmopolitanism and
globalization in China. This tension is expressed as one between the
transcendence of locality through consumption and the domestication of
globalization through renegotiating China's place in the world.


(2) Faculty Roundtable (*registration required – genderstudies@cuhk.edu.hk; 26097679)

Topic: Gender and Neoliberalism
Date: April 6 (Thurs), 11am - 12.30pm
Venue: Conference Room, Faculty Office of Social Science, 1/F Sino
Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK

*Abstract*

In these post-socialist, post-Cold War times, what are the meanings and
practices of becoming a different kind of citizen of the world? I argue
that gender and sexuality lie at the heart of what scholars have quickly
come to call "neo-liberalism." The social field of "desire" is that which
appears to be the most explosive and powerful realm for constructing novel
citizen-subjects not merely in China but in China's re-configuration of its
relationship to a post-socialist world. The transformations in gender
relations and in modes of sexual desire in post-Mao China disrupt totalizing
assumptions about what constitutes neo-liberalism. The "human nature"
posited at the heart of neo-liberalism is constructed through public
allegories in China that address the history of Maoist feminism and its
aftermath in economic reform feminism.


(3) Postgraduate Workshop (*registration required – genderstudies@cuhk.edu.hk; 296097679)

Topic: Legislating Desire: Homosexuality, Intellectual Property Rights
and Consumer Fraud
Date: April 4 (Tue), 10am - 12:00noon
Venue: SB422, Sino Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK

*Abstract*

"Legislating Desire: Homosexuality, Intellectual Property Rights and
Consumer Fraud," examines the constitution of desire in post-Mao China
through various legal cases. The legal arena became increasingly relevant
as China positioned itself to enter the WTO. This essay examines several
recent court cases in China that have established legal guidelines for
proper sexual behavior, consumer rights, and claims to intellectual
property. Rather than remain within a discussion about sexuality, the essay
attempts to demonstrate that globalization in China works through a broad
construction of desire, and that despite the fact that these arenas appear
to be quite disparate, they are in fact intimately tied to the importance of
producing citizens who have broad-ranging and infinitely expandable desires.
The legal cases I address in this chapter reflect how the law attempts to
adjudicate between interests, passions and desire.

31/3/06  
Blogger 李智良 said...

徐六,
新勞工法只是引爆的沸點而已,我們的傳媒作業方式慣以「一議題一衝突場面」的形式理解/展示這個世界。你看參加「暴動」的人和支持者、同情者的成份就會明白,他們是對某種歐洲價值表達不滿,斷斷不僅為了一條法案。而且好吊詭,這條法案據梁文道於獨文媒體撰文所言,查實是回應去年的「種族暴亂」、為減少失業率而生,但係法國人就係唔領情,寧願無工開亦不要向財金政權乞米求存。連曾經自稱Marxist-Anarchist 的68年領袖danny仔,都走出來亂講一通,想將成件事扳回到起碼有得搞下傾下的「議題」上,鬼咩,除非工會騎劫成功,如果唔係你話歐洲年青人瀰漫的虛無力量、對所有價值、理想的失落而帶來的忌恨,令班西裝老鬼幾咁驚?

你話如果西洋菜街的人潮、全香港D日日做到嘔茄又要靚又要型得起既 SELL屎、散工失業漢的怨氣集結,你話驚唔驚?

31/3/06  
Anonymous 徐六 said...

怨氣的集結當然令當權者好驚, 但最怕呢種集結好快被打散, 要如何維持那強度/濃度及持續性是至關重要的問題。

會不會一撤回法案, 工會就收工(即被工會o趙完鬆), 而持續示威者又被塑造成無事生事者? 所以, 要何讓大眾了解他們的不滿, 爭取認同與支持是很重要的。

作為一個遠觀者, 確實不確知當地的實際情況, 沒能完全感受到當地的氣氛。若人們藉這次契機作出更多的, 或甚一籃子的訴求, 能得到多少當地民眾支持呢? 這或許還不能太樂觀。

31/3/06  

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