"Entertaining is My Job: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Business in a Chinese Nightclub," with Dr. John Osburg
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the first research seminar of the spring semester! John Osburg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will share his work in progress. Dr. Osburg's research is broadly concerned with the relationship between market economies and systems of cultural value, affect, and morality. His current book project, Anxious Wealth: Money, Morality, and Social Networks among Chinas New Rich, examines the rise of elite networks in China and documents the changing values, lifestyles, and consumption habits of Chinas new rich and new middle classes. His research also examines changing gender relations in Post-Mao China and the ways in which money and material wealth intersect with ideologies of love and feelings in peoples social, marital, and romantic relationships. His other research interests include consumer culture, political corruption, post-socialism, and organized crime.**Lunch is provided - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/25/13.**