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Forget Chineseness
Forget Chineseness (April 2017)
On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification
Allen Chun - Author

Critiques the idea of a Chinese cultural identity and argues that such identities are instead determined by geopolitical and economic forces.

Forget Chineseness provides a critical interpretation of not only discourses of Chinese identity—Chineseness—but also of how they have reflected differences between “Chinese” societies, such as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, People’s Republic of...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the ability of citizens to dissent in a democratic way. In Undervalued Dissent, Manjusha Nair argues that this democratic space has been vanishing slowly. Based on ext...(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism in Korea
Anarchism in Korea (October 2016)
Independence, Transnationalism, and the Question of National Development, 1919-1984
Dongyoun Hwang - Author

A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea.

This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context. Dongyoun Hwang demonstrates that although the anarchist movement in Korea began as part of its struggle for independence from Japan, connections w...(Read More)
 
 
A History of Political Murder in Latin America
A History of Political Murder in Latin America (June 2015)
Killing the Messengers of Change
W. John Green - Author

A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.

This sweeping history depicts Latin America’s pan-regional culture of political murder. Unlike typical studies of the region, which often focus on the issues or trends of individual countries, this work focuses thematically on the nature of political murder itself, comparing and contrasting its uses and practices throughout the region. W. John Green exami...(Read More)
 
 
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian (June 2015)
The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh - Author

Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.

The insurgent, the poet, the mystic, the sectarian: these are four modes of subjectivity that have emerged amid Middle Eastern thought’s attempt to reverse, dethrone, or supersede modernity. Providing a theoretical overview of each of these existential stances, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh engages the v...(Read More)
 
 
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition (June 2013)
Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

In this timely and insightful book, Yiu-Wai Chu takes stock of Hong Kong’s culture since its transition to a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Hong Kong had long functioned as the capitalist and democratic stepping stone to China for much of the world. Its highly original popula...(Read More)
 
 
Precarious Liberation
Precarious Liberation (June 2011)
Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa
Franco Barchiesi - Author

2012 CLR James Award, presented by the Working Class Studies Association

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial ...(Read More)
 
 
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (August 2010)
Kwai-Cheung Lo - Author

Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.

In Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions, Kwai-Cheung Lo explores the excesses associated with the phenomenal economic growth in East Asia, including surplus capital, environmental waste, and the unbalanced ratio of men to women in the region, connecting the production of capitalist “excess&rdquo...(Read More)
 
 
Toward Filipino Self-Determination
Toward Filipino Self-Determination (July 2009)
Beyond Transnational Globalization
E. San Juan Jr. - Author

Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.

Granted formal independence in 1946, the Philippines serves as a battleground between the neoliberal project of capitalist globalization and the enduring aspiration of Filipinos for national self-determination. More than ten million Filipino workers—over one-tenth of the country’s total population—work a...(Read More)
 
 
Paradigm City
Paradigm City (January 2009)
Space, Culture, and Capitalism in Hong Kong
Janet Ng - Author

Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city.”

Hong Kong is often cast in the role of the paradigmatic “global city,” epitomizing postmodernism and globalization, and representing a vision of a cosmopolitan global and capitalist future. In Paradigm City, Janet Ng takes us past the obses...(Read More)
 
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