Regulating private affairs in contemporary China: Private investigators and the policing of spousal infidelity

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dc.contributor.author Jeffreys, E
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:28:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation China Information, 2010, 22 (2), pp. 149 - 167
dc.identifier.issn 0920-203X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14119
dc.description.abstract This article examines the recent emergence of Chinas private investigation industry, focusing on investigators of spousal infidelity. It outlines the professed business rationales of private investigators that target women experiencing marital crises, including claims that they provide a necessary social service, protect womens rights, promote anti-corruption measures, and uphold Chinese law. It also details growing criticisms of Chinas infidelity sleuths for violating Chinese law and citizens rights. Finally, the article examines some of the proposed responses to the problems associated with private investigators and the policing of infidelity. The demand for such services highlights the laissez-faire position that economic reform has increasingly forced Chinas governmental authorities to assume with regard to regulating the private affairs of Chinese citizens.
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/0920203X09356047
dc.title Regulating private affairs in contemporary China: Private investigators and the policing of spousal infidelity
dc.title.alternative Private Investigators and Spousal Infidelity in Contemporary China
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent China Information
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 22
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 149 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 167 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
dc.for 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 011199
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Culture, Gender, Sexuality en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords anti-corruption, citizens? rights, extramarital affairs, private investigation industry, private investi-gators en_US
dc.description.keywords anti-corruption, citizens rights, extramarital affairs, private investigation industry, private investi-gators
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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