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  1. The Korean Women's Movement and the State

    Bargaining for Change

    By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Nage Birds

    Classification and symbolism among an eastern Indonesian people

    By Gregory Forth

    Series: Studies in Environmental Anthropology

    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...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    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...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Cultural Politics of Talent Migration in East Asia

    Edited by Brenda Yeoh, Shirlena Huang

    As the world globalises, more people than ever are on the move, including the many professional, managerial and entrepreneurial elites—often referred to as ‘international talent’—who circulate between cities in response to career and business opportunities. While much has been written about...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Tourism and Tibetan Culture in Transition

    A Place called Shangrila

    By Ashild Kolas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book explores the relationship between tourism, culture and ethnic identity in Tibet in , focusing in particular on Shangrila, a Tibetan region in Southwest China, to show how local ‘Tibetan culture’ is reconstructed as a marketable commodity for tourists. It analyses the socio-economic...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Marriage in Contemporary Japan

    By Yoko Tokuhiro

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Meaning of the Local

    Politics of Place in Urban India

    Edited by Geert de Neve, Henrike Donner

    By zooming in on urban localities in India and by unpacking the 'meaning of the local' for those who live in them, the ten papers in this volume redress a recurrent asymmetry in contemporary debates about globalisation. In much literature, the global is associated with transnationalism,...

    Published February 10th 2011 by UCL Press

  8. The Philippines

    Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

    By James A. Tyner

    Series: Global Realities

    Nearly five million migrant workers from the Philippines are employed in over 190 countries and territories. They work as doctors and domestic helpers, engineers and entertainers, seamstresses and surveyors. It is through their collective labor that the Philippines has assumed a global presence....

    Published September 19th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Sexual Cultures in East Asia

    The Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk in a Time of AIDS

    Edited by Evelyne Micollier

    Using case-studies from East and Southeast Asia, this book examines sexuality and AIDS-related sexual risk in the context of Asian cultures. It offers a complementary perspective, documented with sociological and anthropological data, to historical studies and looks at commercial sex work, kinship...

    Published November 13th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Living with Separation in China

    Anthropological Accounts

    By Charles Stafford

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 26th 2003 by Routledge