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

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dc.contributor.author Jeffreys, Elaine en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:28:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:28:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009006198 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jeffreys Elaine 2010, 'Regulating private affairs in contemporary China: Private investigators and the policing of spousal infidelity', SAGE Publications, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 149-167. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0920-203X en_US
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 China?s 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 women?s rights, promote anti-corruption measures, and uphold Chinese law. It also details growing criticisms of China?s ?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 China?s governmental authorities to assume with regard to regulating the private affairs of Chinese citizens. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0920203X09356047
dc.title Regulating private affairs in contemporary China: Private investigators and the policing of spousal infidelity en_US
dc.title.alternative Private Investigators and Spousal Infidelity in Contemporary China
dc.parent China Information en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
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 en_US
dc.personcode 011199 en_US
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.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 011199 en_US


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