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  1. Charities in the Non-Western World

    The Development and Regulation of Indigenous and Islamic Charities

    Edited by Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown, Justin Pierce

    Series: Routledge Charities Studies Series

    This book looks at the operation of indigenous charities at a regional, localised and global level. Chapters focus on the adaptation, accountability and operation of charities across a wide range of jurisdictions from China to Indonesia, Thailand, Iran, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Turkey....

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Queer Sinophone Cultures

    Edited by Howard Chiang, Ari Larissa Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The Sinophone framework emphasises the diversity of Chinese-speaking communities and cultures, and seeks to move beyond a binary model of China and the West. Indeed, this strikingly resembles attempts within the queer studies movement to challenge the dimorphisms of sex and gender. Bringing...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Identity and the State in Malaysia

    By Fausto Barlocco

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Using the case study of the Kadazan of Sabah, a region in the Malaysian section of Borneo, this book examines national, ethnic and local identities in post-colonial states. It shows the importance of the connection between lived experience and identity and belonging, and by doing so, provides a...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Transnational Pakistani Connections

    Marrying ‘Back Home’

    By Katharine Charsley

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Since restrictions on commonwealth labour immigration to Britain in the 1960s, marriage has been the dominant form of migration between Pakistan and the UK. Most transnational Pakistani marriages are between cousins or other more distant relatives, lending a particular texture to this transnational...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Consumers and Individuals in China

    Standing Out, Fitting In

    By Michael B. Griffiths

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Breaking new ground in the study of Chinese urban society, this book applies critical discourse analysis to ethnographic data gathered in Anshan, a third-tier city and market in northeast China. The book confronts the – still widespread – notion that Chinese consumers are not "real" individuals,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Documenting Taiwan on Film

    Issues and Methods in New Documentaries

    Edited by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Tze-Lan Deborah Sang

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    To date, there is but a handful of articles on documentary films from Taiwan. This volume seeks to remedy the paucity in this area of research and conduct a systematic analysis of the genre. Each contributor to the volume investigates the various aspects of documentary by focusing on one or two...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of Belonging in India

    Becoming Adivasi

    Edited by Daniel J. Rycroft, Sangeeta Dasgupta

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Being Middle-class in India

    A Way of Life

    Edited by Henrike Donner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Hailed as the beneficiary, driving force and result of globalisation, India’s middle-class is puzzling in its diversity, as a multitude of traditions, social formations and political constellations manifest contribute to this project. This book looks at Indian middle-class lifestyles through a...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Building Bangalore

    Architecture and urban transformation in India’s Silicon Valley

    By John C. Stallmeyer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Examining spatial transformations in Bangalore, one of India's fastest growing cities, this book highlights the influence of information and communications technology (ICT) development on the city. Focusing on the production of urban space and the processes that inform such production, the author...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Neoliberal Morality in Singapore

    How family policies make state and society

    By Youyenn Teo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Using the case study of Singapore, this book examines the production of a set of institutionalized relationships and ethical meanings that link citizens to each other and the state. It looks at how questions of culture and morality are resolved, and how state-society relations are established that...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge