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  1. Indian Theatre

    Theatre of Origin, Theatre of Freedom

    By Ralph Yarrow

    This book sets out from the question: why have so many western theatre workers come to India and what were they looking for? What is it that seemed to be lacking in western performance and understanding of the nature and function of theatre? Locating Indian theatre as a major site of reappraisal...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia

    By Meghann Ormond

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    International medical travel (IMT), people crossing national borders in the pursuit of healthcare, has become a growing phenomenon. With many of the countries currently being promoted as IMT destinations located in the ‘developing’ world, IMT poses a significant challenge to popular assumptions...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Reassessing Orientalism

    Interlocking Orientologies during the Cold War

    Edited by Michael Kemper, Artemy M. Kalinovsky

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Media Consumption in Malaysia

    A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

    By Tony Wilson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity

    In Search of the Modern?

    By Zakir Hossain Raju

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood and cultural identity of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This book analyses the...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Active Ageing in Asia

    Edited by Alan Walker, Christian Aspalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

    East Asian societies are changing rapidly, and one of the most important facets of this transformation is population the ageing. of society. "Active ageing" is one of the few concepts available today to effectively address the problems arising from a highly-aged and, particularly in East Asia,...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship

    Edited by Edward Vickers, Krishna Kumar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize – spurred on by the spectre of foreign...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Informal Labour in Urban India

    Three Cities, Three Journeys

    By Tom Barnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Indian Partition in Literature and Films

    History, Politics, and Aesthetics

    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge