The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia
Author: Bosco Yamashita
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781571812599
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

In a path-breaking series of essays the contributors to this collection explore the development of anthropological research in Asia. The volume includes writings on Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia
Author: Shinji Yamashita,Joseph Bosco,Jeremy Seymour Eades
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

Higher Education in East Asia

Higher Education in East Asia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 9460911285
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education in East Asia Book Excerpt:

Although scholars in various academic fields have a keen interest in the social institutions that reproduce the university system, generally their gaze has been averted from a close analysis of the professors themselves.

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia
Author: Victor T. King,William D. Wilder
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415297516
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities.

Asian Anthropology

Asian Anthropology
Author: Jan Van Bremen,Eyal Ben-Ari,Syed Farid Alatas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 113427100X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, Asian Anthropology will be a useful teaching tool and a valuable resource for scholars working in Asian anthropology.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer,Professor of the Anthropology of South Asia Jonathan Spencer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 1135236410
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. The fully revised and expanded second edition reflects major changes in anthropology in the past decade.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology
Author: JoAnn Jacoby,Josephine Z. Kibbee
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781591583578
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Anthropology Book Excerpt:

An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.

Fate Calculation Experts

Fate Calculation Experts
Author: Geng Li
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 1785339958
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fate Calculation Experts Book Excerpt:

Having long been stigmatized as an immoral and even illegal “superstition”, the popular practice of divination is experiencing a revival in contemporary China. Fate Calculation Experts explores how diviners attempt to achieve legitimation in a society which identifies strongly with modernity, science, and rationality. As well as associating with modern knowledge production systems, diviners build a positive social image for their occupation via claims to moral authority and appeals to “tradition”. Beyond matters of image management, diviners’ efforts towards legitimation also figure in the social relationships and fundamental cultural values they develop in their practice.

Discourses Agency and Identity in Malaysia

Discourses  Agency and Identity in Malaysia
Author: Zawawi Ibrahim,Gareth Richards,Victor T. King
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2021-10-23
ISBN: 9813345683
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discourses Agency and Identity in Malaysia Book Excerpt:

This book seeks to break new ground, both empirically and conceptually, in examining discourses of identity formation and the agency of critical social practices in Malaysia. Taking an inclusive cultural studies perspective, it questions the ideological narrative of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ that dominates explanations of conflicts and cleavages in the Malaysian context. The contributions are organised in three broad themes. ‘Identities in Contestation: Borders, Complexities and Hybridities’ takes a range of empirical studies—literary translation, religion, gender, ethnicity, indigeneity and sexual orientation—to break down preconceived notions of fixed identities. This then opens up an examination of ‘Identities and Movements: Agency and Alternative Discourses’, in which contributors deal with counter-hegemonic social movements—of anti-racism, young people, environmentalism and independent publishing—that explicitly seek to open up greater critical, democratic space within the Malaysian polity. The third section, ‘Identities and Narratives: Culture and the Media’, then provides a close textual reading of some exemplars of new cultural and media practices found in oral testimonies, popular music, film, radio programming and storytelling who have consciously created bodies of work that question the dominant national narrative. This book is a valuable interdisciplinary work for advanced students and researchers interested in representations of identity and nationhood in Malaysia, and for those with wider interests in the fields of critical cultural studies and discourse analysis. “Here is a fresh, startling book to aid the task of unbinding the straitjackets of ‘Malay’, ‘Chinese’ and ‘Indian’, with which colonialism bound Malaysia’s plural inheritance, and on which the postcolonial state continues to rely. In it, a panoply of unlikely identities—Bajau liminality, Kelabit philosophy, Islamic feminism, refugee hybridity and more—finds expression and offers hope for liberation”. Rachel Leow, University of Cambridge “This book shakes the foundations of race thinking in Malaysian studies by expanding the range of cases, perspectives and outcomes of identity. It offers students of Malaysia an examination of identity and agency that is expansive, critical and engaging, and its interdisciplinary depth brings Malaysian studies into conversation with scholarship across the world”. Sumit Mandal, University of Nottingham Malaysia “This is a much-needed work that helps us to take apart the colonial inherited categories of race which informed the notion of the plural society, the idea of plurality without multiculturalism. It complicates the picture of identity by bringing in religion, gender, indigeneity and sexual orientation, and helps us to imagine what a truly multiculturalist Malaysia might look like”. Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore

World Anthropologies

World Anthropologies
Author: Gustavo Lins Ribeiro,Arturo Escobar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN: 1000184498
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Anthropologies Book Excerpt:

Since its inception, anthropology's authority has been based on the assumption that it is a unified discipline emanating from the West. In an age of heightened globalization, anthropologists have failed to discuss consistently the current status of their practice and its mutations across the globe. World Anthropologies is the first book to provoke this conversation from various regions of the world in order to assess the diversity of relations between regional or national anthropologies and a contested, power-laden Western discourse. Can a planetary anthropology cope with both the 'provincial cosmopolitanism' of alternative anthropologies and the 'metropolitan provincialism' of hegemonic schools? How might the resulting 'world anthropologies' challenge the current panorama in which certain allegedly national anthropological traditions have more paradigmatic weight - and hence more power - than others? Critically examining the international dissemination of anthropology within and across national power fields, contributors address these questions and provide the outline for a veritable world anthropologies project.

Other People s Anthropologies

Other People s Anthropologies
Author: Aleksandar Boškovic,European Association of Social Anthropologists. Conference
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781845453985
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Other People s Anthropologies Book Excerpt:

Anthropological practice has been dominated by the so-called 'great' traditions (Anglo-American, French, and German). With contributions from anthropologists and social scientists from different countries and anthropological traditions, this text gives voice to scholars outside these 'great' traditions.

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia
Author: Victor King,William D. Wilder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN: 1000143120
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia Book Excerpt:

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.

Japanese Mongolian Relations 1873 1945

Japanese Mongolian Relations  1873 1945
Author: James Boyd
Publsiher: Global Oriental
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-12-17
ISBN: 9004212809
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Mongolian Relations 1873 1945 Book Excerpt:

This is the first in-depth examination of Japanese-Mongolian relations from the 19th to the mid-20th century. The study repositions Mongolia in Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese relations.

Remaking Area Studies

Remaking Area Studies
Author: Terence Wesley-Smith,Jon Goss
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 082483321X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remaking Area Studies Book Excerpt:

This collection identifies the challenges facing area studies as an organized intellectual project in this era of globalization, focusing in particular on conceptual issues and implications for pedagogical practice in Asia and the Pacific. The crisis in area studies is widely acknowledged; various prescriptions for solutions have been forthcoming, but few have also pursued practical applications of critical ideas for both teachers and students. Remaking Area Studies not only makes the case for more culturally sensitive and empowering forms of area studies, but indicates how these ideas can be translated into effective student-centered learning practices through the establishment of interactive regional learning communities. This pathbreaking work features original contributions from leading theorists of globalization and critics of area studies as practiced in the U.S. Essays in the first part of the book problematize the accepted categories of traditional area-making practices. Taken together, they provide an alternative conceptual framework for area studies that informs the subsequent contributions on pedagogical practices. To incorporate critical perspectives from the "areas studied," chapters examine the development of area studies programs in Japan and the Pacific Islands. Not surprisingly, given the lessons learned from critical examinations of area studies in the U.S., there are competing, state, institutional, and intellectual perspectives involved in each of these contexts that need to be taken into account before embarking on an interactive and collaborative area studies across Pacific Asia. Finally, area studies practitioners reflect on their experiences developing and teaching interactive, web-based courses linking classrooms in six universities located in Hawai‘i, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand, and Fiji. These collaborative on-line teaching and learning initiatives were designed specifically to address some of the conceptual and theoretical concerns associated with the production and dissemination of contemporary area studies knowledge. Multiauthored chapters draw useful lessons for international collaborative learning in an era of globalization, both in terms of their successes and occasional failures. Uniquely combining theoretical, institutional, and practical perspectives across the Asia Pacific region, Remaking Area Studies contributes to a rethinking and reinvigorating of regional approaches to knowledge formation in higher education. Contributors: Conrado Balabat, Lonny Carlile, T. C. Chang, Hezekiah A. Concepcion, Arif Dirlik, Jeremy Eades, Gerard Finin, Jon Goss, Peter Hempenstall, Lily Kong, Lisa Law, Martin W. Lewis, Robert Nicole, Neil Smith, Teresia Teaiwa, Ricardo Trimillos, Christine Yano, Terence Wesley-Smith.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology
Author: Richard Fardon,Oliva Harris,Trevor H J Marchand,Cris Shore,Veronica Strang,Richard Wilson,Mark Nuttall
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 1473971594
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology Book Excerpt:

In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.

Transpacific Visions

Transpacific Visions
Author: Yasuko Hassall Kobayashi,Shinnosuke Takahashi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1793621330
Category: Pacific Area
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transpacific Visions Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the significance of North­-South connections as a part of transpacific history. The little-known stories it tells of such "vertical" encounters across the Pacific Ocean complicates established historical narratives which focus instead on "horizontal" connections between the United States and Asia.

Contesting Malaysia s Integration into the World Economy

Contesting Malaysia   s Integration into the World Economy
Author: Rajah Rasiah,Azirah Hashim,Jatswan S. Sidhu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN: 9811606501
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Malaysia s Integration into the World Economy Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a set of incisive essays that interrogate Malaysian history and social relations which began during pre-colonial times, and extended to colonial and post-colonial Malaysia. It addresses economic misinterpretations of the role of markets in the way colonial industrialisation evolved, the nature of exploitation of workers, and the participation of local actors in shaping a wide range of socioeconomic and political processes. In doing so, it takes the lead from the innovative historian, Shaharil Talib Robert who argued that the recrafting of history should go beyond the use of conventional methodologies and analytic techniques. It is in that tradition that the chapters offer a semblance of causality, contingency, contradictions, and connections. With that, the analysis in each chapter utilises approaches appropriate for the topics chosen, which include history, anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, and international relations. The collection of chapters also offer novel interpretations to contest and fill gaps that have not been addressed in past works. The book is essential reading for history students, and those interested in Malaysian history in particular.

Memory Reconciliation and Reunions in South Korea

Memory  Reconciliation  and Reunions in South Korea
Author: Nan Kim
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN: 0739184725
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Reconciliation and Reunions in South Korea Book Excerpt:

Drawing on reinterpretations of melancholia and collective remembrance, Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide explores the multi-layered implications of divided Korea's liminality, or its perceived "in-betweenness" in space and time. Offering a timely reconsideration of the pivotal period following the inter-Korean Summit of June 2000, this book focuses on a series of emotionally charged meetings among family members who had lost all contact for over fifty years on opposite sides of the Korean divide. With the scope of its analysis ranging from regional geopolitics and watershed political rituals to everyday social dynamics and intimate family narratives, this study provides a lens for approaching the cultural process of moving from a disposition of enmity to one of recognition and engagement amid the complex legacies of civil war and the global Cold War on the Korean Peninsula.

Anthropology and Development in South East Asia

Anthropology and Development in South East Asia
Author: Victor T. King,Professor of South-East Asian Studies Victor T King
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and Development in South East Asia Book Excerpt:

Knowledge of social and cultural life has become increasingly important as development practitioners acknowledge that engineered change is not merely a technical and economic activity.

The Historical Construction of Southeast Asian Studies

The Historical Construction of Southeast Asian Studies
Author: Park Seung Woo,Victor T King
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 9814414581
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historical Construction of Southeast Asian Studies Book Excerpt:

"At a time when Southeast Asian Studies is declining in North America and Europe, this book serves to remind us of the fresh, constructive and encouraging view of the field from Asia. On behalf of Taiwan’s Southeast Asian research community, I sincerely congratulate Professors Park and King for making such a great and timely contribution to the making of Southeast Asian Studies in Asia." Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Director of Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, and former President of Taiwan Association of Southeast Asian Studies "The Historical Construction of Southeast Asian Studies: Korea and Beyond is an important and long-overdue step in the task of bringing Southeast Asian Studies to where it rightfully belongs - the Asian region. At the same time, it avoids being narrowly regionalistic and instead views Southeast Asia as an 'open system' that transcends 'national units' or 'fixed territorial categories' and welcomes the contributions of both Asian and non-Asian scholars in crafting a fresh post-colonial approach to the study of the region’s societies and peoples." - Eduardo Climaco Tadem, Professor of Asian Studies, University of the Philippines-Diliman “An insightful and systemic analysis of the intriguing trajectories, evolving themes, and multi-lingual scholarship of Southeast Asian Studies in Asia and beyond, this book serves as an important foundation in setting future research agendas as well as for closer global collaborations in knowledge production in Asian Studies.” -Liu Hong, Tan Kah Kee Professor and Chair, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore