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  1. Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand

    Socio-cultural responses

    By Monica Lindberg Falk

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought about by this natural disaster urges focus on recovery and post-disaster reconstruction...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

    The Oriental Other Within

    Edited by Lisa Lau, Ana Cristina Mendes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Bollywood Travels

    Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema

    By Rajinder Dudrah

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Using an interdisciplinary framework, this book offers a fresh perspective on the issues of diaspora culture and border crossings in the films, popular cultures, and media and entertainment industries from the popular Hindi cinema of India. It analyses and discusses a range of key contemporary...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Singapore Malays

    Being Ethnic Minority and Muslim in a Global City-State

    By Hussin Mutalib

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The Malay population makes up Singapore's three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'Malay Muslim story' in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their challenging circumstances in the fields of politics, education,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Vietnam’s Socialist Servants

    Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

    By Minh T. N. Nguyen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    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...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia

    Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships

    By Heidi Hoefinger

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Dealing with the complex and discomforting ‘grey ‘area where sex, love and money collide, this book highlights the general materiality of everyday sex that takes place in all relationships. In doing so, it draws attention to and destigmatizes the transactional elements within many ‘normative’...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

    Edited by Paul G. Harris, Graeme Lang

    Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge