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  • Discourse, Gender & Shifting Identities in Japan

    The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One

    Edited by Claire Maree, Kaori Okano

    This book is the first in a unique series drawn from an interdisciplinary, longitudinal project entitled ‘Thirty Years of Talk.’ For 30 years, Okano recorded ethnographic interviews and collected data on the language of working class women in Kobe, Japan. This long-range study sketches the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Martial Arts in Asia

    History, Culture and Politics

    Edited by Fan Hong, Gwang Ok

    The reawakening of Asian martial arts is a distinct example of cultural hybridity in a global setting. This book deals with history of Asian martial arts in the contexts of tradition, religion, philosophy, politics and culture. It attempts to deepen the study of martial arts studies in their…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Political Agency and Gender in India

    By Manuela Ciotti

    This book explores the distinctive forms of women’s political engagement in democratic politics in contemporary India. It focuses on women from historically marginalised strata of society whose spaces for political participation opened up as a result of the explosion of low-caste identity politics…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands

    Edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa

    In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces. As a result, in the post-cold war world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Jakarta

    Claiming spaces and rights in the city

    Edited by Jorgen Hellman, Marie Thynell, Roanne van Voorst

    Over the past decades, Jakarta has been described as a city that is not only highly unequal in an economic sense – with pro-elite and neoliberalist policies marginalizing thousands of slum dwellers, but also as a city that is run by state and corporate actors, while average citizens remain to be…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Urban Asia

  • China's Generation Gap

    By Jiaming Sun, Dongmei Cheng

    Based on data collected for the Generation Gap Survey in Shanghai and updated to take into account contemporary trends, this book uses an empirical approach to study the generation gap in China. It covers various aspects of life from professional and family life to political participation and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Transnational Migration in the Age of Global Modernity

    The Case of Oceania

    By Liangni Sally Liu

    The term ‘circulatory transnational migration’ best describes the unconventional migratory route of many contemporary Chinese migrants – that is an unfinished set of circulatory movements that these migrants engage in between the homeland and various host countries. ‘Return migration’, ‘step…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Diasporas, Migrations and Mobilities

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia

    Edited by Robert W. Hefner

    Few countries as culturally rich, politically pivotal, and and naturally beautiful as Indonesia are as often misrepresented in global media and conversation. Stretching 3400 miles east to west along the equator, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and home to more than four…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

    Edited by Zhongwei Zhao, Adrian C. Hayes

    Home to close to 60 per cent of the world’s population, Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. It is also extremely diverse, physically and culturally. Asian countries and regions have their own distinctive histories, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and political systems…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge

  • Lives of Muslims in India

    Politics, Exclusion and Violence, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Abdul Shaban

    The fast consolidating identities along religious and ethnic lines in recent years have considerably ‘minoritised’ Muslims in India. The wide-ranging essays in this volume focus on the intensified exclusionary practices against Indian Muslims, highlighting how, amidst a politics of violence,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge India

  • Television Histories in Asia

    Issues and Contexts

    Edited by Jinna Tay, Graeme Turner

    This book presents an analysis of television histories across India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia and Bhutan. It offers a set of standard data on the history of television’s cultural, industrial and political structures in each specific national…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Change and Continuity in the Pacific

    Revisiting the Region

    Edited by John Connell, Helen Lee

    Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the region. The contributors to this book have all conducted long term…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

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