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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture

    An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France

    By Mitchell Sedgwick

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social...

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Intimate State

    Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi

    By Perveez Mody

    Series: Critical Asian Studies

    This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the...

    Published October 23rd 2008 by Routledge India

  5. The Vernacularisation of Democracy

    Politics, Caste and Religion in India

    By Lucia Michelutti

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    The book is an ethnographic exploration of how ‘democracy’ takes social and cultural roots in India and in the process shapes the nature of popular politics. It centres on a historically marginalised caste who in recent years has become one of the most assertive and politically powerful communities...

    Published October 23rd 2008 by Routledge India

  6. Hong Kong, China

    Learning to belong to a nation

    By Gordon Mathews, Eric Ma, Tai-Lok Lui

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The idea of ‘national identity’ is an ambiguous one for Hong Kong. Returned to the national embrace of China on 1 July 1997 after 150 years as a British colony, the concept of national identity and what it means to "belong to a nation" is a matter of great tension and contestation in Hong...

    Published July 19th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Love in Modern Japan

    Its Estrangement from Self, Sex and Society

    By Sonia Ryang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This compelling and controversial book places the concept of love in both a social and historical context. Taking an approach in which state formation and vicissitude of power are explicitly taken into account in the discussion of intimacy and love, the author demonstrates that love as idealization...

    Published July 8th 2008 by Routledge

  8. In an Outpost of the Global Economy

    Work and Workers in India's Information Technology Industry

    Edited by Carol Upadhya, A.R. Vasavi

    While much has been written on the growth of information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services in India, little is known about the people who work in these industries, about the nature of the work itself, and about its wider social and cultural ramifications. The papers in this collection combine...

    Published November 30th 2007 by Routledge India

  9. Contested Coastlines

    Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia

    By Charu Gupta, Mukul Sharma

    This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other’s territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these...

    Published August 31st 2007 by Routledge India

  10. Fair Trade

    The Challenges of Transforming Globalization

    Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, John Wilkinson

    This book explores the challenges and potential of Fair Trade, one of the world’s most dynamic efforts to enhance global social justice and environmental sustainability through market based social change. Fair Trade links food consumers and agricultural producers across the Global North/ South...

    Published May 9th 2007 by Routledge