This concise introduction to contemporary Asian societies goes beyond the clichés and stereotypes to explore the cultural dynamics of the region. Bringing together a range of excellent "Asian" experiences, the authors show that there is no one "Asian" culture. They explore the impact of the colonial era and examine how current global trends intersect with local traditions and histories. Drawing upon recent advances in critical communication and cultural studies, the authors survey the politics of the information age, religion, the position of women, sexuality, and ethnic identity. With examples from countries across the region, Asia provides the tools needed to recognize, understand, and discuss Asian cultures and cultural difference.
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David Birch is Professor of Communication and Director of the Corporate Citizenship Research Unit at Deakin University.
Tony Schirato is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Otago.
Sanjay Srivastava is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Deakin University.
“A valuable introductory book for students, Western or otherwise, in Asian Studies.” —Tan See Kam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“It is timely that a sophisticated discussion of modernity and postmodernity be introduced to Asian Studies, and this text clearly offers a beginning of such an enterprise” —Yao Souchou, University of Sydney
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312293763
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312293763