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  1. China and Globalization

    The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition

    By Doug Guthrie

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power

    Edited by Liana Chua, Joanna Cook, Nicholas Long, Lee Wilson

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia has undergone innumerable far-reaching changes and dramatic transformations over the last half-century. This book explores the concept of power in relation to these transformations, and examines its various social, cultural, religious, economic and political forms. The book works...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Gated Communities in China

    Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life

    By Choon-Piew Pow

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    Moving beyond conventional accounts of gated communities and housing segregation, this book interrogates the moral politics of urban place-making in China’s commodity housing enclaves. Drawing on fieldwork and survey conducted in Shanghai, Pow critically demonstrates how gated communities are bound...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Culture and the Environment in the Himalaya

    Edited by Arjun Guneratne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is concerned with human-environment relations in the Himalaya. It explores how different populations and communities in the region understand or conceive of the concept of environment, how their concepts vary across lines of gender, class, age, status, and what this implies for policy...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Nationalism and National Identities

    Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    Nationalism and nationalist ideas are a major force in the contemporary world. This volume brings together original papers from a number of countries dealing both with theories and case studies of particular national contexts. Taken together, these papers shed light on the processes through which...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Migrant Workers in Asia

    Distant Divides, Intimate Connections

    By Nicole Constable

    This book provides rich and provocative comparative studies of South and Southeast Asian domestic workers who migrate to other parts of Asia. These studies range from Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, to Yemen, Israel, Jordan, and the UAE. Conceptually and methodologically, this book challenges us...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Young Chinese in Urban China

    By Alex Cockain

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods;...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asia

    Science between Marx and the Market

    By Sarah Amsler

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Home and Family in Japan

    Continuity and Transformation

    Edited by Richard Ronald, Allison Alexy

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    In the Japanese language the word ‘ie’ denotes both the materiality of homes and family relations within. The traditional family and family house - often portrayed in ideal terms as key foundations of Japanese culture and society - have been subject to significant changes in recent years. This book...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge