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  • Subjects, Citizens and Law

    Colonial and independent India

    Edited by Gunnel Cederlf, Sanjukta Das Gupta

    This volume investigates how, where and when subjects and citizens come into being, assert themselves, and exercise subjecthood or citizenship in the formation of modern India. It argues for the importance of understanding legal practice—how rights are performed in dispute and negotiation—from the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge India

  • Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

    Edited by Poonam Trivedi, Paromita Chakravarti

    This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country by country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • India’s Biennale Effect

    A politics of contemporary art

    Edited by Robert E. D'Souza, Sunil Manghani

    India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale has been described as one of the most significant newly emergent biennales, alongside Shanghai, Sharjah and Dakar. However, there have been few sustained and critical studies of these events as specific sites of production and reception of contemporary art. This…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge India

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Migration of Labour in India

    The squatter settlements of Delhi

    By Himmat Singh Ratnoo

    Migration – both within and between countries – is increasingly one of the world's most important policy issues. The faster the Indian economy grows, the larger will be the geographical redistribution of the workforce from localities of low to those of high employment growth. Thus, territorial…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • India’s New Independent Cinema

    Rise of the Hybrid

    By Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

    This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema. Contemporary scholarship on Indian cinema so far has focused asymmetrically on Bollywood—India’s dominant cultural export. Reversing this trend, this book provides an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan

    The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability

    By Rahat Imran

    This book, the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema, traces the development of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan which have emerged as a response to the consequences of religious fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. Beginning with the period of General…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Education and Society in Bhutan

    Tradition and modernisation

    By Chelsea M. Robles

    Bhutan's education sector has attracted international attention for recent reforms driven by the national development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which aspires to balance change with the continuity of tradition. This book traces the history of education in Bhutan and reveals that, as…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Music Commodities, Markets, and Values

    Music as Merchandise

    By Jayson Beaster-Jones

    This book examines music stores as sites of cultural production in contemporary India. Analyzing social practices of selling music in a variety of retail contexts, it focuses upon the economic and social values that are produced and circulated by music retailers in the marketplace. Based upon…

    Hardback – 2016-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

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