Australia and Asia: Cultural Transactions
Asian Department Stores
Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries
Asian Food: The Global and the Local
Asian Media Productions
Kerrie L. MacPherson
July 11, 2016
In this pioneering study of the development of the Asian department store, economists, anthropologists and historians examine various aspects of retailing, business organization, networking and consumerism in the expanding economies of Asia....
Allen Chun, Ned Rossiter, Brian Shoesmith
August 11, 2015
Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political...
Kevin Latham, Stuart Thompson, Jakob Klein
April 15, 2009
Post-Mao China has been characterized in literature and the media as a burgeoning consumer society. Consuming China investigates this characterization by examining the cultural significance of consumption and consumerism in the People’s Republic of China today. In questioning the notion of...
Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Boudewijn C. A. Walraven
December 07, 2001
By documenting, analysing and interpreting the transformations in the local diets of Asian peoples within the last hundred years, this volume pinpoints the consequences of the tension between homogenisation and cultural heterogenisation, which is so characteristic for today's global interaction....
October 19, 2001
Comic art and picture story telling have had rich traditions in Asia, yet have received little academic attention. This book helps redress this shortcoming through contributions on Asian comic and serial art, providing both historical and contemporary perspectives from countries across Asia....
July 25, 2000
Brings together the author's pioneering studies of the commercialization of folk crafts in Thailand, conducted in the course of the last two decades. 'Destined to become a minor classic, both in the literature on rural Thailand and in the comparative study of contemporary arts and crafts.' Prof....
June 27, 2000
First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors....
April 06, 2000
What role does consumption play in Japanese lives that are more than study, work and shopping? How have those lives changed since World War II as Japan has wrestled with the meaning of white-collar careers, women spreading their wings, changing family values, a shrinking birth rate, an aging...
July 23, 1999
This book is unique in applying a consumption approach to the study of ethnicity and nationalism, thereby challenging the usual 'top down' approach to nation-formation. Contributors from a variety of disciplines examine the on-going consumption of minority and national cultures by looking at...
September 18, 1998
Examines contemporary cultural production in Hong Kong and its links to representations of 'Hong Kong identity', and the political forces shaping discourses of identity and the ways in which identity is constituted within representation to dramatise an increasingly uncertain present....