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  • 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 – 2019-12-12
    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 – 2019-12-12
    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 – 2019-12-12
    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 – 2019-12-12
    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 – 2019-12-12
    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…

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    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…

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    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations…

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  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    By M. Islam

    Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of…

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    Routledge

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian cultural history and historiography, with an ultimate aim of broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Documentary Film in India

    An Anthropological History, 1st Edition

    By Giulia Battaglia

    This book maps a hundred years of documentary film practices in India. It demonstrates that in order to study the development of a film practice, it is necessary to go beyond the classic analysis of films and filmmakers and focus on the discourses created around and about the practice in question.…

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  • Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan

    The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women�s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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