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

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    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.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vicki Crinis, Adrian Vickers

    The clothing industry provides employment for 60 million workers worldwide. More than a quarter of these workers are employed in the Asia-Pacific region, where the industry is based on subcontracted production on behalf of international buyers. Rapid movements of manufacturing activity from country…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Literature, Gender, and the Trauma of Partition

    The Paradox of Independence, 1st Edition

    By Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Partition occurring simultaneously with British decolonization of the Indian subcontinent led to the formation of independent India and Pakistan. While the political and communal aspects of the Partition have received some attention, its enormous personal and psychological costs have been mostly…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations…

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    Routledge

  • Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya

    1st Edition

    Edited by Megan Adamson Sijapati, Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

    Religion has long been a powerful cultural, social, and political force in the Himalaya. Increased economic and cultural flows, growth in tourism, and new forms of governance and media, however, have brought significant changes to the religious traditions of the region in the twentieth and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Sri Lanka's Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society, 1st Edition

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    In Sri Lanka, the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employs thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. This book focuses on the global factory workers based in the FTZ, and analyzes intersections of gender, class and sexuality by…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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