Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

Author: Koichi Iwabuchi,Eva Tsai,Chris Berry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317285018

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 2020

Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

Author: Victoria Bestor,Theodore C. Bestor,Akiko Yamagata

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136736271

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 484

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today, on issues ranging from gender and family, the environment, race and ethnicity, and urban life, to popular culture and electronic media. Written by an international team of Japan experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into Japanese culture and society. As such, the Handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in all things Japanese. Students, teachers and professionals alike will benefit from the broad ranging discussions, useful links to online resources and suggested reading lists. The Handbook will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
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Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Author: Larissa Hjorth,Olivia Khoo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317684982

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 3788

While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an everyday reality for young and old across Asia through smartphones and associated devices, boundaries between art, new media, and the everyday are transformed. This Handbook addresses the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, artistic and economic dimensions of the region’s new media. Through an interdisciplinary revision of both "new media" and "Asia" the contributors provide new insights into the complex and contesting terrains of both notions. The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia will be the definitive publication for readers interested in comprehending all the various aspects of new media in Asia. It provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, conceptually cutting-edge guide to the important aspects of new media in the region — as the first point of consultation for researchers, advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields of new media and Asian studies.
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Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

Author: Mark McLelland,Vera Mackie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317685733

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

View: 4698

This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations in constructions of sexuality in highly developed, developing and emerging societies and economies. Both Japan and China have established traditions of ‘sexuality’ studies reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of sex as well as more recent developments which interface with Euro-American medical and psychological understandings. Authors reflect upon the complex colonial and economic interactions and cultural flows which have affected the East Asian region over the last two centuries. They trace local flows of ideas instead of defaulting to Euro-American paradigms for sexuality studies. Through looking at regional and global exchanges of ideas about sexuality, this volume adds considerably to our understanding of the East Asian region and contributes to wider discussions of social transformation, modernisation and globalisation. It will be essential reading in undergraduate and graduate programs in sexuality studies, gender studies, women’s studies and masculinity studies, as well as in anthropology, sociology, history, cultural studies, area studies and health sciences.
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Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

Author: Youna Kim

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317337220

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9976

The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview on key topics, including: compressed modernity, religion, educational migration, social class and inequality, popular culture, digitalisation, diasporic cultures and cosmopolitanism. These topics are thoroughly explored by an international team of Korea experts, who provide historical context, examine key issues and debates, and highlight emerging questions in order to set the research agenda for the near future. Providing an interdisciplinary overview of Korean culture and society, this Handbook is an essential read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well scholars in Korean Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Asian Studies in general.
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Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Author: K. Moti Gokulsing,Wimal Dissanayake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113677291X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 473

View: 4255

India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. After years of marginalisation by academics in the Western world, Indian cinemas have moved from the periphery to the centre of the world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in the field, this Handbook looks at the complex reasons for this remarkable journey. Combining a historical and thematic approach, the Handbook discusses how Indian cinemas need to be understood in their historical unfolding as well as their complex relationships to social, economic, cultural, political, ideological, aesthetic, technical and institutional discourses. The thematic section provides an up-to-date critical narrative on diverse topics such as audience, censorship, film distribution, film industry, diaspora, sexuality, film music and nationalism. The Handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting edge survey of Indian cinemas, discussing Popular, Parallel/New Wave and Regional cinemas as well as the spectacular rise of Bollywood. It is an invaluable resource for students and academics of South Asian Studies, Film Studies and Cultural Studies.
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Routledge Handbook of Creative and Cultural Industries in Asia

Author: Lorraine Lim,Hye-Kyung Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138959927

Category: Cultural industries

Page: 400

View: 986

Recent years have seen the remarkable development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Asia. The success stories of Japanese games and anime industries, Korea�s film and pop music industries, and the Chinese TV and new media industries are no longer new. While CCIs in these Asian cultural powerhouses aspire to become key players in the global cultural economy, Southeast Asian countries such as Philippines and Thailand are eager to make a stronger mark in the region�s cultural landscape. The Routledge Handbook of the Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia provides readers with a broad understanding of the growth and transformation of the CCIs in Asia and serves as a key reference point for further scholarship in this area. The handbook is divided into five parts covering governance, production, consumption, technology and distribution. Each part includes a short introduction that defines its key terms and highlights the theme as well as an overview chapter that provides a comparative overview of the countries and CCIs examined and a concluding reflective chapter written by a practitioner.
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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media

Author: Fabienne Darling-Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317422929

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 8142

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media is a comprehensive study of the key contemporary issues and scholarly discussions around Japanese media. Covering a wide variety of forms and types from newspapers, television and fi lm, to music, manga and social media, this book examines the role of the media in shaping Japanese society from the Meiji era’s intense engagement with Western culture to our current period of rapid digital innovation. Featuring the work of an international team of scholars, the handbook is divided into five thematic sections: The historical background of the Japanese media from the Meiji Restoration to the immediate postwar era. Japan’s national and political identity imagined and negotiated through diff erent aspects of the media, including Japan’s ‘lost decade’ of the 1990s and today’s ‘post- Fukushima’ society. The representation of Japanese identities, including race, gender and sexuality, in contemporary media. The role of Japanese media in everyday life. The Japanese media in a broader global context. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of use to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, Asian media and Japanese popular culture.
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Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

Author: Bryan S. Turner,Oscar Salemink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636457

Category: Religion

Page: 450

View: 7576

The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism and the historical development of the discipline of Religious Studies. It conveys how there have been many centuries of interaction between different religious traditions in Asia and discusses the problem of world religions and the range of concepts, such as high and low traditions, folk and formal religions, popular and orthodox developments. Individual chapters are presented in the following five sections: ? Asian Origins: religious formations Missions, States and Religious Competition Reform Movements and Modernity Popular Religions Religion and Globalization: social dimensions ? Striking a balance between offering basic information about religious cultures in Asia and addressing the complexity of employing a western terminology in societies with radically different traditions, this advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Religions, Sociology, Anthropology, Asian Studies and Religious Studies.
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Annette von Droste-Hülshoff Handbuch

Author: Cornelia Blasberg,Jochen Grywatsch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110387832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 824

View: 943

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797–1848) gilt heute als bedeutendste deutschsprachige Autorin des 19. Jahrhunderts. Teile ihres Werks, wie die Judenbuche, der lyrische Zyklus der Haidebilder und einzelne exponierte Gedichte, waren und sind kontinuierlich Gegenstand der wissenschaftlichen Forschung und der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung. Daneben existieren größere Werkkomplexe, denen bisher nur wenig Aufmerksamkeit zuteil geworden ist. Das Droste-Handbuch hat sich die Neu-Entdeckung des komplexen Oeuvres zur Aufgabe gemacht. Es erschließt das literarische, das musikalische und das Briefwerk von Annette von Droste-Hülshoff durch zahlreiche Einzeltextanalysen und Überblicksartikel in bislang nicht vorhandener Vollständigkeit. Dabei liegt der Fokus darauf, die ästhetische Prägnanz und Modernität der Texte herauszuarbeiten, vor dem Hintergrund der Forschung zu diskutieren und neue Bezugsfelder der Interpretation zu den Marktverhältnissen, den ästhetischen Debatten zwischen Romantik und Vormärz und den zeitgenössischen Wissenschaften aufzutun. Erstmals wird ein umfassendes Kompendium für die wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Gesamtwerk Drostes vorgelegt.
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Methoden der Alter(n)sforschung

Disziplinäre Positionen und transdisziplinäre Perspektiven

Author: Andrea von Hülsen-Esch,Miriam Seidler,Christian Tagsold

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425204

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 3175

In der Alter(n)sforschung ist nicht zuletzt vor dem Hintergrund der demographischen Entwicklung ein Anstieg der Forschungsbeiträge und ein breites Spektrum an Forschungsansätzen zu beobachten. Dabei tritt in den jüngsten disziplinübergreifenden Publikationen die Annahme hervor, dass die gesellschaftlichen Probleme von Seiten der Wissenschaft am besten mithilfe einer inter- und transdisziplinären Vorgehensweise in Angriff zu nehmen seien. Entgegen diesem Trend fragt der Band dezidiert nach der methodischen Ausrichtung der einzelnen Disziplinen und konturiert damit die Ausgangsbasis für eine fachübergreifende Zusammenarbeit.
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Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Author: Alan Bairner,John Kelly,Jung Woo Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646665

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

View: 8055

Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study. Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.
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The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

Author: Naren Chitty,Li Ji,Gary D. Rawnsley,Craig Hayden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317369378

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 8500

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms remain conceptually ambiguous for analysts of international influence. The consequence is that the terms have survived as powerful, yet criticized, frames for influence. Divided into two main parts, Part I outlines theoretical problems, methodological questions, the cultural imperative and the technological turn within the study of soft power and Part II focuses on bringing the theory into practice through detailed discussion of key case studies from across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This innovative handbook provides a definitive resource for students and scholars seeking to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge debates and future research on soft power and will be of interest to those studying and researching in areas such as international relations, public diplomacy and international communication.
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The End of Cool Japan

Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture

Author: Mark McLelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317269365

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5571

Today’s convergent media environment offers unprecedented opportunities for sourcing and disseminating previously obscure popular culture material from Japan. However, this presents concerns regarding copyright, ratings and exposure to potentially illegal content which are serious problems for those teaching and researching about Japan. Despite young people’s enthusiasm for Japanese popular culture, these concerns spark debate about whether it can be judged harmful for youth audiences and could therefore herald the end of ‘cool Japan’. This collection brings together Japan specialists in order to identify key challenges in using Japanese popular culture materials in research and teaching. It addresses issues such as the availability of unofficially translated and distributed Japanese material; the emphasis on adult-themes, violence, sexual scenes and under-age characters; and the discrepancies in legislation and ratings systems across the world. Considering how these issues affect researchers, teachers, students and fans in the US, Canada, Australia, China, Japan and elsewhere in Asia, the contributors discuss the different ways in which academic and fan practices are challenged by local regulations. Illustrating from personal experience the sometimes fraught nature of teaching about ‘cool Japan’, they suggest ways in which Japanese Studies as a discipline needs to develop clearer guidelines for teaching and research, especially for new scholars entering the field. As the first collection to identify some of the real problems faced by teachers and researchers of Japanese popular culture as well as the students over whom they have a duty of care, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese Studies and Cultural Studies.
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Europa als Provinz

Perspektiven postkolonialer Geschichtsschreibung

Author: Dipesh Chakrabarty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593392622


Page: 224

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Die satanischen Verse


Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641112672

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 2893

Bejubelt und verdammt: Das Buch, für das Salman Rushdie zum Tode verurteilt wurde Über der englischen Küste wird ein Flugzeug in die Luft gesprengt. Die einzigen Überlebenden dieses Terroranschlags sind Gibril Farishta und Saladin Chamcha, zwei indische Schauspieler, die buchstäblich vom Himmel fallen und wie durch ein Wunder unversehrt bleiben. Doch nach dem Absturz gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihnen vor: Der Muslim Gibril zeigt immer mehr Ähnlichkeit mit dem Erzengel Gabriel, während sich Saladin, der stets seine Herkunft verleugnete, zu einem Abbild des Teufels entwickelt. Doch das ist erst der Beginn einer überwältigenden Odysee zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Fantasie und Realität.
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Vergangenheit im Gesellschaftskonflikt

ein Historikerstreit in Japan

Author: Steffi Richter,Wolfgang Höpken

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412144029

Category: Japan

Page: 240

View: 551

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Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

Author: Richard Holt,Dino Ruta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136477586

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

View: 8106

What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host city? The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy addresses perhaps the most important issue in the hosting of major contemporary sporting events: the problem of ‘legacy’. It offers a rigorous, innovative and comparative insight into this contested concept from interdisciplinary and practical perspectives. Major events must now have a conscious, credible and defined policy for legacy to meet public expectations. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the various kinds of legacy that can be delivered, as well as a close examination of the potential benefits and practical challenges involved in each. From ‘hard’ legacies, such as stadia and infrastructure, to ‘soft’ legacies including skill development, attitude change and capacity building, the book offers both a historical case study and an innovative strategic management approach, and establishes the limits of what can realistically be achieved in terms of economic, social, cultural, physical and sporting development. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy includes contributions from world leading scholars and practitioners and features detailed case studies of major sports events from around the world, including the FIFA World Cup and ten Olympics Games from London in 1908 to London 2012. It is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, events management, human geography, economics or planning, and an essential reference for any professional engaged in delivering legacy through sport.
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Das Europa der Nationen

die moderne Nationsbildung im europäischen Vergleich

Author: Miroslav Hroch

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525368015

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 1593

Der tschechische Historiker Miroslav Hroch gibt in seinem Buch einen umfassenden Überblick über die Nationalismusforschung der vergangenen Jahrzehnte und untersucht in vergleichender Perspektive die Bildung der modernen europäischen Nationen. Hroch behandelt nicht nur die großen oder imperialen Nationen, sondern auch die vielen "kleinen" Nationen, die im 19. Jahrhundert entstanden. Damit ist sein Buch das erste deutschsprachige Werk, das die Geschichte der Nationalbewegungen und die Nationsbildung in West- und Osteuropa gleichgewichtig erfasst. Im Mittelpunkt steht die zentrale Bedeutung der Moderne für den Prozess der Nationsbildung. Hroch, einer der bedeutendsten Nationalismusforscher, versteht Nationen nicht als bloßes Konstrukt oder als "Erfindung", sondern berücksichtigt auch den Einfluss struktureller Vorbedingungen, wie wirtschaftliche Faktoren, den Bildungsgrad der jeweiligen Bevölkerung oder die Sprachenpolitik des Staates, auf die Nationsbildung. Eine Vielzahl von Beispielen veranschaulicht die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede in der Entwicklung der europäischen Nationen und macht den Band zum idealen Studienbuch für ein zentrales Problem europäischer Geschichte.
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