Consuming Ethnicity and Nationalism: Asian Experiences

1st Edition

Kosaku Yoshino

Published July 23, 1999
Reference - 202 Pages
ISBN 9780700711895 - CAT# RU30307
Series: ConsumAsian Series


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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 different forms of consumption, including a national lottery, theme parks, museums, cross-cultural handbooks, popular song and audio-visual media. Chapters span diverse parts of Asia '- from Korea, Japan and China to Malaysia and Sri Lanka '- imparting to the volume a rare comparative quality. It should appeal to anyone interested in Asian Studies, as well as in the sociology and anthropology of culture, nationalism and globalisation.

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