Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Critical by Gladys Pak Lei Chong

By Gladys Pak Lei Chong

Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics develops the Foucauldian idea of effective energy via studying the ways that the chinese language executive attempted to mobilize the inhabitants to include its Olympic undertaking via deploying a variety of units of concepts and strategies. It argues that the multifaceted recommendations, strategies, and discourses deployed through the chinese language professionals maintain an order of items and values in any such manner that force members to devote themselves actively to the objectives of the party-state.

The publication examines how those tactics of subjectification are completed by way of zooming in on 5 particular teams of the inhabitants: athletes, younger Olympic volunteers, taxi drivers, chinese language voters special by means of place-making initiatives, and the Hong Kong inhabitants. In doing so it probes seriously into the function of people and the way they tackle the governmental rules to develop into accountable independent subjects.

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