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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Nepal

    Democracy in the Margins

    By Susan I. Hangen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The relationship between ethnic politics and democracy presents a paradox for scholars and policy makers: ethnic politics frequently emerge in new democracies, and yet are often presumed to threaten these new democracies. As ethnic politics is becoming increasingly central to Nepali politics, this...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. An Emerging Non-Regular Labour Force in Japan

    The Dignity of Dispatched Workers

    By Huiyan Fu

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Like many industrialised nations, the current employment trend in Japan centres on diversification of the labour market with an increased use of temporary labour. Among a wide range of non-regular labour arrangements, haken are a newly legalised category of non-regular workers who are typically...

    Published August 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities

    Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics

    Edited by Jing Bao Nie, Nanyan Guo, Mark Selden, Arthur Kleinman

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these “factories of death,” including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on...

    Published May 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. Social Class in Contemporary Japan

    Structures, Sorting and Strategies

    Edited by Hiroshi Ishida, David H. Slater

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Post-war Japan was often held up as the model example of the first mature industrial societies outside the Western economy, and the first examples of "middle-mass" society. Today, and since the bursting of the economic bubble in the 1990’s, the promises of Japan, Inc., seem far away. Social Class...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Japanese Tourism and Travel Culture

    Edited by Sylvie Guichard-Anguis, Okpyo Moon

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines Japanese tourism and travel, both today and in the past, showing how over hundreds of years a distinct culture of travel developed, and exploring how this has permeated the perceptions and traditions of Japanese society. It considers the diverse dimensions of modern tourism...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World

    Global Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice

    Edited by Laurent Pordié

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The popularity of Tibetan medicine plays a central role in the international market for alternative medicine and has been increasing and extending far beyond its original cultural area becoming a global phenomenon. This book analyses Tibetan medicine in the 21st century by considering the...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge