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Routledge Contemporary Asian Societies


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Routledge Contemporary Asian Societies provides an original and distinctive contribution to current debates on evolutions shaping societies, cultures, politics and media across North and South East Asia. It is interdisciplinary in its approach and the editors welcome proposals across the social sciences and humanities; from political, social, cultural and economic studies to gender, media, literature, anthropology, philosophy and religion.

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History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos: The Past Inside the Present

History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos: The Past Inside the Present

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Pierre Petit
October 21, 2019

This book captures the dynamics of history, memory, and territorial cults in Houay Yong, a Tai Vat village situated in the multiethnic highland frontier between Laos and Vietnam. Taking seriously the experiences of the villagers, it partakes in a broader movement to reintegrate highlanders and...

China’s Youth Cultures and Collective Spaces: Creativity, Sociality, Identity and Resistance

China’s Youth Cultures and Collective Spaces: Creativity, Sociality, Identity and Resistance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Vanessa Frangville, Gwennaël Gaffric
September 30, 2019

Presenting the collaborative work of thirteen international specialists of contemporary Chinese culture and society, this book explores the spaces of creation, production and diffusion of ‘youth cultures’ in China among generations born since the 1980s. Defining the concept of ‘youth culture’ as...

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