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  • Australia and Asia: Cultural Transactions book cover

    Australia and Asia

    Cultural Transactions, 1st Edition

    By Maryanne Dever

    Focuses on a series of interactions and exchanges - whether philosophical, political, aesthetic, or commercial - between Australia and the cultures of the Asia-Pacific region.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-28
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  • Asian Department Stores book cover

    Asian Department Stores

    1st Edition

    By Kerrie L. MacPherson

    In this pioneering study of the development of the Asian department store, economists, anthropologists and historians examine various aspects of retailing, business organization, networking and consumerism in the expanding economies of Asia.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
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  • Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries book cover

    Refashioning Pop Music in Asia

    Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Allen Chun, Ned Rossiter, Brian Shoesmith

    Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11
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  • Consuming China: Approaches to Cultural Change in Contemporary China book cover

    Consuming China

    Approaches to Cultural Change in Contemporary China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Latham, Stuart Thompson, Jakob Klein

    Post-Mao China has been characterized in literature and the media as a burgeoning consumer society. Consuming China investigates this characterization by examining the cultural significance of consumption and consumerism in the People’s Republic of China today. In questioning the notion of…

    Paperback – 2009-04-15
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  • Asian Food: The Global and the Local book cover

    Asian Food

    The Global and the Local, 1st Edition

    By Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Boudewijn C. A. Walraven

    By documenting, analysing and interpreting the transformations in the local diets of Asian peoples within the last hundred years, this volume pinpoints the consequences of the tension between homogenisation and cultural heterogenisation, which is so characteristic for today's global interaction.…

    Hardback – 2001-12-07
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  • Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humour Magazines and Picture Books book cover

    Illustrating Asia

    Comics, Humour Magazines and Picture Books, 1st Edition

    By John Lent

    Comic art and picture story telling have had rich traditions in Asia, yet have received little academic attention. This book helps redress this shortcoming through contributions on Asian comic and serial art, providing both historical and contemporary perspectives from countries across Asia.…

    Hardback – 2001-10-19
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  • Asian Media Productions book cover

    Asian Media Productions

    1st Edition

    By Brian Moeran

    A substantial book on the social practices and cultural attitudes of people producing, reading, watching and listening to different kinds of media in Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and India.…

    Hardback – 2001-08-10
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  • The Commercialized Crafts of Thailand: Hill Tribes and Lowland Villages book cover

    The Commercialized Crafts of Thailand

    Hill Tribes and Lowland Villages, 1st Edition

    By Erik Cohen

    Brings together the author's pioneering studies of the commercialization of folk crafts in Thailand, conducted in the course of the last two decades. 'Destined to become a minor classic, both in the literature on rural Thailand and in the comparative study of contemporary arts and crafts.' Prof.…

    Hardback – 2000-07-25
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  • Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society book cover

    Adult Manga

    Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society, 1st Edition

    By Sharon Kinsella

    First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors.…

    Paperback – 2000-06-27
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  • Japanese Consumer Behaviour: From Worker Bees to Wary Shoppers book cover

    Japanese Consumer Behaviour

    From Worker Bees to Wary Shoppers, 1st Edition

    By John McCreery

    What role does consumption play in Japanese lives that are more than study, work and shopping? How have those lives changed since World War II as Japan has wrestled with the meaning of white-collar careers, women spreading their wings, changing family values, a shrinking birth rate, an aging…

    Paperback – 2000-04-06
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  • Consuming Ethnicity and Nationalism: Asian Experiences book cover

    Consuming Ethnicity and Nationalism

    Asian Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Kosaku Yoshino

    Sheds new light on the issues of ethnicity, nationalism and globalisation in the context of Asia, blending theories with empirical material. This volume offers not only a wealth of historical and empirical detail, but also, most importantly, a fresh perspective, and a debunking of a number of…

    Hardback – 1999-07-23
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  • Staging Hong Kong: Gender and Performance in Transition book cover

    Staging Hong Kong

    Gender and Performance in Transition, 1st Edition

    By Rozanna Lilley

    Examines contemporary cultural production in Hong Kong and its links to representations of 'Hong Kong identity', and the political forces shaping discourses of identity and the ways in which identity is constituted within representation to dramatise an increasingly uncertain present.…

    Hardback – 1998-09-18
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  • Packaged Japaneseness: Weddings, Business and Brides book cover

    Packaged Japaneseness

    Weddings, Business and Brides, 1st Edition

    By Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni

    Examines what is called the Ceremonial Occasions industry in Japan, in particular the commercialized production of contemporary weddings there. Based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in a wedding parlour.…

    Hardback – 1997-02-24
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  • Contemporary Japan and Popular Culture book cover

    Contemporary Japan and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    By John Whittier Treat

    An interdisciplinary collection of essays by Asian, American and European scholars, which takes up both the newer and traditional debates in cultural theory while relating the study of the popular to the rhetoric that specifically surrounds the issue of a Japanese national identity in the age of…

    Paperback – 1996-09-03
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  • A Japanese Advertising Agency: An Anthropology of Media and Markets book cover

    A Japanese Advertising Agency

    An Anthropology of Media and Markets, 1st Edition

    By Brian Moeran

    This is the only book of its kind - written by an anthropologist who spent twelve months doing fieldwork in a major Tokyo agency and who has spent the past 30 years studying and living in Japan.By examining the production of advertising, this book turns other semiotics, media and cultural studies…

    Paperback – 1996-07-04
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  • Women, Media and Consumption in Japan book cover

    Women, Media and Consumption in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Brian Moeran, Lise Skov

    First book of its kind to examine images of women in Japanese consumerism. Explores a variety of media targeted at women - in particular magazines, but also television, popular literature and consumer trends. Covers visual and print media.…

    Paperback – 1995-10-26
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