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  1. Production Studies

    Cultural Studies of Media Industries

    Edited by Vicki Mayer, Miranda J. Banks, John T Caldwell

    "Behind-the-scenes" stories of ranting directors, stingy producers, temperamental actors, and the like have fascinated us since the beginnings of film and television. Today, magazines, websites, television programs, and DVDs are devoted to telling tales of trade lore—from on-set antics to labor...

    Published May 26th 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. The Culture of Copying in Japan

    Critical and Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Rupert Cox

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book challenges the perception of Japan as a ‘copying culture’ through a series of detailed ethnographic and historical case studies. It addresses a question about why the West has had such a fascination for the adeptness with which the Japanese apparently assimilate all things foreign and at...

    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. Global Spaces of Chinese Culture

    Diasporic Chinese Communities in the United States and Germany

    By Sylvia Van Ziegert

    Series: Studies in Asian Americans

    This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the...

    Published April 28th 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. Consuming China

    Approaches to Cultural Change in Contemporary China

    Edited by Kevin Latham, Stuart Thompson, Jakob Klein

    Series: ConsumAsian Series

    Post-Mao China has been characterized in literature and the media as a burgeoning consumer society. Consuming China investigates this characterization by examining the cultural significance of consumption and consumerism in the People’s Republic of China today. In questioning the notion of...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Food and Foodways in Asia

    Resource, Tradition and Cooking

    Edited by Sidney Cheung, Chee-Beng Tan

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Food is an important cultural marker of identity in contemporary Asian societies, and can provide a medium for the understanding of social relations, family and kinship, class and consumption, gender ideology, and cultural symbolism. However, a truly comprehensive view of food cannot neglect the...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Cossacks and the Russian Empire, 1598–1725

    Manipulation, Rebellion and Expansion into Siberia

    By Christoph Witzenrath

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    Using a wide range sources, this book explores the ways in which the Russians governed their empire in Siberia from 1598 to 1725. Paying particular attention to the role of the Siberian Cossaks, the author takes a thorough assessment of how the institutions of imperial government functioned in...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Water: A way of life

    Sustainable water management in a cultural context

    By A.J.M. (Lida) Schelwald-van der Kley, Linda Reijerkerk

    Why do many water management projects, begun with the best of intentions, still fail? How is it that large infrastructural water works often encounter opposition? Is it perhaps, among other things, the lack of attention for the cultural context? These and other intriguing questions are dealt...

    Published March 18th 2009 by CRC Press