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  1. Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia

    Small Town Wars

    By Gerry van Klinken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Through close scrutiny of empirical materials and interviews, this book uniquely analyzes all the episodes of long-running, widespread communal violence that erupted during Indonesia’s post-New Order transition. Indonesia democratised after the long and authoritarian New Order regime ended in May...

    Published September 16th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Primary School in Japan

    Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

    By Peter Cave

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Dismantling the East-West Dichotomy

    Essays in Honour of Jan van Bremen

    Edited by Joy Hendry, Heung Wah Wong

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    It has been customary in the appraisal of the different approaches to the study of Japan anthropology to invoke an East-West dichotomy positing hegemonic ‘Western’ systems of thought against a more authentic ‘Eastern’ alternative. Top scholars in the field of Japan anthropology examine, challenge...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Narrating Post/Communism

    Colonial Discourse and Europe's Borderline Civilization

    By Natasa Kovacevic

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    The transition of communist Eastern Europe to capitalist democracy post-1989 and in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars has focused much scholarly attention - in history, political science and literature - on the fostering of new identities across Eastern European countries in the absence of the old...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Changing World of Bali

    Religion, Society and Tourism

    By Leo Howe

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    The glossy guide book image of Bali is of a timeless paradise whose people are devoutly religious and artistically gifted. However, a hundred years of colonialism, war and Indonesian independence, and tourism have produced both modernizing changes and created an image of Bali as ‘traditional’....

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Diasporas

    Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents and Uncertain Futures

    Edited by Nobuko Adachi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Japanese Diasporas examines the relationship of overseas Japanese and their descendents (Nikkei) with their home and host nations, focusing on the political, social and economic struggles of Nikkei. Frequently abandoned by their homeland, and experiencing alienation in their host nations, the...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Tamil Cinema

    The Cultural Politics of India's other Film Industry

    Edited by Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It...

    Published February 24th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns

    An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

    By Farhana Ibrahim

    Series: Critical Asian Studies

    This book is an anthropological study located along India’s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts,...

    Published December 30th 2008 by Routledge India

  10. Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia

    An Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature

    By Frode F. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book focuses on social and cultural trends in present-day Hadrami Arab societies in Eastern and Central Indonesia, and the history of the Hadrami Arab people, which demonstrates an early form of globalization. For centuries migration has played a vital part in Hadrami adaptation....

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge