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  • Media as Politics in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sahana Udupa, Stephen McDowell

    The dramatic expansion of the media and communications sector since the 1990s has brought South Asia on the global scene as a major center for media production and consumption. This book is the first overview of media expansion and its political ramifications in South Asia during these years of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Sexuality and Public Space in India

    Reading the Visible, 1st Edition

    By Carmel Christy

    The topic of sexuality and gender within the South Asian context is timely and widely discussed across a variety of academic disciplines. Since the end of the last century, there have been debates in the cultural sphere in India on issues concerning Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender people’s rights,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change

    Policy Transfer in Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ka Ho Mok, Stefan Kühner

    Much has been written about the challenges Asian governments face in response to rapid socio-economic changes and the resulting social needs and welfare expectations. Indeed, heated debates have emerged when scholars in social development, social welfare and social policy conducted more systematic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Migrant Workers and ASEAN

    A Two Level State and Regional Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Anisa Santoso

    ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has made slow progress in defining a regional policy for the protection of migrant workers. This book examines the normative structures within the institutions at play at both state and regional level of ASEAN, which influence the making of a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Social Protection in East Asian Chinese Societies

    Challenges, Responses and Impacts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Saunders, Alex Jingwei He

    Despite its impressive economic growth, East Asia is facing daunting challenges in mitigating its social problems, including chronic poverty and worsening social inequality. The past decade has seen growing scholarly interest in the development of East Asian social policies not only because of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • HIV/AIDS in India

    Voices from the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Sunita Manian

    India ranks third in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally. The country has high levels of poverty and inequality, poor healthcare infrastructure, especially away from the metropolitan areas, and a legacy of colonialism that bequeathed laws criminalizing non-heteronormative sexualities…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Activism and Agency in India

    Nurturing Resistance in the Tea Plantations, 1st Edition

    By Supurna Banerjee

    During the period 2000 to 2010, tea plantations in India experienced a crisis and were at the threshold of transformation, framed by conflict and turbulence.This book is an interdisciplinary and intersectional work examining the nature of victimhood and agency among women workers on tea plantations…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Death and Dying in India

    Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly, 1st Edition

    By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta

    Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised death’ entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Imperialism and Sikh Migration

    The Komagata Maru Incident, 1st Edition

    By Anjali Roy

    In the Punjab, Pakistan, a culture of migration and mobility already emerged in the nineteenth century. Imperial policies produced a category of hypermobile Sikhs, who left their villages in Punjab to seek their fortunes in South East Asia, Australia, America and Canada. The practices of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea

    1st Edition

    By Scott Flower

    Scholars of religion and policy makers may be surprised at the changes occurring on the second largest island of the world that straddles one of the most Christianised and least Christianised areas of the world. This book provides an accurate and deeper understanding of the nature of Islam in Papua…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine McDonagh, Brian Murray, Rajeswari Rajan

    Commodity, culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations and transformed local and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster

    Power and Representation in Indonesia�s Mud Volcano, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Drake

    Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia’s history.Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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