Asia s Cultural MosaicAsia s Cultural Mosaic

Much of the literature tends to deal with the Japanese personality as though it emerges from a single cultural mold ... by Indian civilization , Japan's Prince Naruhito is installed as heir apparent at a 6 ASIA'S CULTURAL MOSAIC.

Author: Grant Evans


ISBN: UOM:39015032889183


Page: 434

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Asia -- from an anthropological point of view.

Southeast AsiaSoutheast Asia

"The Linguistic Mosaic." Pp. 63-88 in Asia's Cultural Mosaic: An Anthropological Introduction. Edited by Grant Evans. New York and Singapore: Prentice-Hall and Simon and Schuster (Asia). Bellwood, Peter. 1992.

Author: Keat Gin Ooi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576077702


Page: 1817

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An in-depth, historical encyclopedia of Southeast Asia, with coverage from prehistoric times to the end of the 20th century for each country in the region. Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, From Angkor Wat to East Timor is the premier and authoritative reference work covering the history of the region, which consists of Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, and East Timor. Organized in a user-friendly, A-Z format, with entries ranging from brief descriptions to expansive essays, this comprehensive, pioneering three-volume work covers archaeology and prehistory, politics and culture, socioeconomics, ethno-history, language, institutions and organizations, wars and conflicts, personalities, geography, religions and folklore, and environment. A list of the book's 130 contributors reads like a "who's who" of renowned Southeast Asianists, including Barbara Watson Andaya, David Chandler, John Gullick, V. T. King, Milton Osborne, Anthony Reid, Nicholas Tarling, Robert H. Taylor, Anthony Milner, Wang Gungwu, and many others. Writing for a nonspecialist audience, their work presents impeccable scholarship and incisive analysis in a style that is both informative and captivating. Over 800 A-Z entries covering a wide range of diverse historical topics from the Bataan Death March to the Ramayana Contributions from an international panel of over 130 scholars Illustrations, maps, and photographs that are informative, critical, and up to date A chronology, bibliography, and index complete the coverage

Asian Forms of the NationAsian Forms of the Nation

innovative ideas to be derived from this book: a theory of national space and a theory of nations-of-intent. Asia is a cultural mosaic.36 Europe has had many variants of nationalism, but virtually all of them belong to the same ...

Author: Stein Tonnesson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136792045


Page: 368

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The general tendency among theorists in nationalism and national identity has been to assume that the modernization process in Asia and Africa is a kind of distorted reflection of a Western precedent; Asian forms of the nation have rarely been seen as independent, alternative models. Among today's leading theoreticians, there is a growing tendency to take Asia seriously, and to include Asian examples in the general discussion. The aim of the present collection is to build on and reinforce this tendency. It does not postulate any specifically Asian form of the nation, as opposed to a Western one. Rather, it seeks to demonstrate that in Asia, as well as in Europe, each nation forms a unique amalgam which can be compared fruitfully with others. History, culture and geography have posed various kinds of limits to what can be imagined (as Benedict Anderson puts it). The relationship between geographical space and national construction is explored in depth here.

Culture and Privilege in Capitalist AsiaCulture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia

During, S. (1993) 'Introduction', in S.During (ed.), The Cultural Studies Reader, London: Routledge. Evans, G. (1993) 'Hierarchy and Dominance: Class, Status and Caste', in G.Evans (ed), Asia's Cultural Mosaic, New York: Prentice-Hall.

Author: Michael Pinches

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134642151


Page: 330

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Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia shows that the cultural reconfiguration of domestic and international relations around Asias new rich has often been characterised by tension and division.

Culture and Society in the Asia PacificCulture and Society in the Asia Pacific

It is also notable that just at the time when urbanization, which characterizes the industrial age, is spreading and weakening the distinctions ... (1993) Asia's Cultural Mosaic, an Anthropological Introduction, New York, Prentice Hall.

Author: Colin Mackerras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691289


Page: 320

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This important new text examines the crucial social and cultural factors associated with the rise of the Asia- Pacific region at the end of the Twentieth Century. It takes a close look at those areas which have affected the everyday life of the people most directly. These include: * the family * gender relations and the position of women * religion * the arts, with specific reference to film * ethnic relations and population migration * education, and the images of the Asia-Pacific. The authors discuss real tensions between tradition and modernity in different nations of the Asia-Pacific, exploring the effects that economic growth has on powerful traditional cultures.

The Modern Anthropology of South East AsiaThe Modern Anthropology of South East Asia

... who is new to the field should be aware: Roxana Waterson's The Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia(1990) and Grant Evans's edited book Asia's Cultural Mosaic: An Anthropological Introduction(1993b).

Author: Victor King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000143126


Page: 448

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural anthropology of South-East Asia. It provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities; a succinct historical survey and analysis of the peoples and cultures of the region. Most importantly the volume reveals the vitally important role which the study of the area has occupied in the development of the concepts and methods of anthropology: from the perspectives of Edmund Leach to Clifford Geertz, Maurice Freedman to Claude Levi-Strauss; Lauriston Sharp to Melford Spiro.

Political Cultural IdentityPolitical Cultural Identity

London , Verso . Eccleston , B. 1989. State and Society in Post War Japan . Cambridge , Polity . Eco , U. 1987. Travels in Hyperreality . London , Picador . Evans , G. 1993. Asia's Cultural Mosaic . Singapore , Simon and Shuster ...

Author: P W Preston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761950265


Page: 212

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This interdisciplinary book overviews political and cultural identity in the context of changes across the political landscape. These changes - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent Islamic revival - have profoundly altered the received ideas that define political cultures throughout the world. In this context the author draws together the diverse strands of literature to throw light on the impact on identity of a changing global environment. Peter Preston analyzes political, cultural and economic identities which lie at the centre of individual actions and social structure. This analysis is fleshed out by a detailed examination of specific regional cases, including: the realignment of Europe; the sharp rise of Pa

Culture Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast AsiaCulture Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia

Negotiating Tense Pluralisms Joseph A. Camilleri, Sven Schottmann ... This said, we cannot lose sight of the fact that present-day Southeast Asia represents a cultural mosaic that bears the strong imprint of multiple and interacting ...

Author: Joseph A. Camilleri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415625265


Page: 209

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By examining the sometimes surprising and unexpected roles that culture and religion have played in mitigating or exacerbating conflicts, this book explores the cultural repertoires from which Southeast Asian political actors have drawn to negotiate the pluralism that has so long been characteristic of the region. Focusing on the dynamics of identity politics and the range of responses to the socio-political challenges of religious and ethnic pluralism, the authors assembled in this book illuminate the principal regional discourses that attempt to make sense of conflict and tensions. They examine local notions of "dialogue," "reconciliation," "civility" and "conflict resolution" and show how varying interpretations of these terms have informed the responses of different social actors across Southeast Asia to the challenges of conflict, culture and religion. The book demonstrates how stumbling blocks to dialogue and reconciliation can and have been overcome in different parts of Southeast Asia and identifies a range of actors who might be well placed to make useful contributions, propose remedies, and initiate action towards negotiating the region's pluralism. This book provides a much needed regional and comparative analysis that makes a significant contribution to a better understanding of the interfaces between region and politics in Southeast Asia.

New Television Globalisation and the East Asian Cultural ImaginationNew Television Globalisation and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Rather, it creates a cultural mosaic that reflects variation in local values and discourses, further illustrating the cultural and geographical differences existing in East Asia (Evans 1993). The program is (re)presented from a ...

Author: Michael Keane

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622098206


Page: 228

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Challenging assumptions that have underpinned critiques of globalisation and combining cultural theory with media industry analysis, Keane, Fung and Moran give a groundbreaking account of the evolution of television in the post-broadcasting era, and how programming ideas are creatively redeveloped and franchised in East Asia. In this first comprehensive study of television program adaptation across cultures, the authors argue that adaptation, transfer, and recycling of content are multiplying to the point of marginalising other economic and cultural practices. They also show that significant re-modelling of local TV production practices occur when adaptation is genuinely responsive to local values. Examples of East Asian format adaptations include Survivor, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, The Weakest Link, Coronation Street, and Idol.

Somewhere in AsiaSomewhere in Asia

AUSTRALIAN PERCEPTIONS OF ASIA Bennett , Bruce , ' The Journalist as Explorer : Australian Literary Assignments in Southeast Asia ' , in B. ... Asia's Cultural Mosaic : An Anthropological Introduction , Prentice Hall , Singapore , 1993 ...

Author: Prue Torney-Parlicki

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868405302


Page: 338

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From 1941 to 1975, as a series of military conflicts gripped Asia and the Pacific, Australian journalism was dominated by war reporting from the region. Torney-Parlicki (history, U. of Melbourne) argues that the reporting went beyond the usual discussion of military strategy and, in an important way.