Humanizing social transformation
Series: Rethinking Development
Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book...
To Be Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge
Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
Vision and Society is an attempt to show that it is possible to go beyond a sociology of art to the more ambitious possibility of a sociology from art. This book develops a theory of the relationship of the visual and the social and illustrates these with comparative examples from around the world....
Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge
Cultural Occurrences and Cultural Flows
The Japanese impact on Southeast Asia has been profound, not only in terms of economic presence, but equally in terms of an increasingly visible cultural presence. Food, fashion, TV, film, religion, sport, popular music, ideas about management and social relationships and even local literatures...
Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge
Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society
The question of ‘postmodernity’ that has swept Western academic and intellectual circles raises critical comparative questions. Do societies that have not experienced the same historical development as the West pass inevitably through modernity into postmodernity, or can they skip such stages...
Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge