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  • The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society

    1st Edition

    By Yuehping Yen

    This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Natural Burial

    Landscape, Practice and Experience, 1st Edition

    By Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new…

    Paperback – 2014-07-21
    Routledge

  • Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gita Rajan, Jigna Desai

    Transnational feminism has been critical to feminist theorizing in the global North over the last few decades. Perhaps due to its broad terminology, transnational feminism can become vague and dislocated, losing its ability to name specific critiques of and responses to empire, race, and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge

  • Cultural Policy in East Asia

    Contemporary Issues and Trends, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lorraine Lim

    This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in cultural policy in East Asia today. Interest in East Asia has grown considerably in recent years due not only to the emergence of economic super-powers such as China but also to the cultural impact the region is…

    Hardback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

  • The Internment of Western Civilians under the Japanese 1941-1945

    A patchwork of internment, 1st Edition

    By Bernice Archer

    Bernice Archer's comparative study of the experiences of the Western civilians interned by the Japanese in mixed family camps and sexually segregated camps in the Far East, combines a wide variety of conventional and unconventional source material. This includes contemporary War, Foreign and…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Nage Birds

    Classification and symbolism among an eastern Indonesian people, 1st Edition

    By Gregory Forth

    This unusual and richly-illustrated book is the story of the relationship between the Nage people of eastern Indonesia and the birds alongside which they co-exist. Based on fieldwork carried out over a period of some fifteen years, it aims for a total view of how a human community interacts…

    Paperback – 2013-07-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Environmental Anthropology

  • Local Foods Meet Global Foodways

    Tasting History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin N Lawrance, Carolyn de la Peña

    This book explores the intersection of food and foodways from global and local perspectives. The collection contributes to interdisciplinary debates about the role and movement of commodities in the historical and contemporary world. The expert contributions collectively address a fundamental…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07
    Routledge

  • Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
    Routledge

  • China and Globalization

    The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition

    By Doug Guthrie

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-05
    Routledge

  • Surviving Dictatorship

    A Work of Visual Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Adams

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on…

    Paperback – 2012-03-07
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Writing the Modern City

    Literature, Architecture, Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Edwards, Jonathan Charley

    Literary texts and buildings have always represented space, narrated cultural and political values, and functioned as sites of personal and collective identity. In the twentieth century, new forms of narrative have represented cultural modernity, political idealism and architectural innovation.&…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
    Routledge

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