VILLAGE AND ITS DISCONTENTS THE MEANING AND CRITICISM IN LATE MODERNITY

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The Village And Its Discontents

Author : Antonio L Rappa
ISBN : 9789813140080
Genre : Social Science
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The Village and Its Discontents: Meaning and Criticism in Late Modernity is a hopeful collection of essays about villages in Southeast Asia and across the world. The "village" is an idea, a construct, and a way of organising society. Villages constitute the basic unit of analyses in the arts, humanities and the social sciences, and these issues are presented through the collection of essays featured in this book. The contributors hope to generate interest in studying villages, to understand the meanings that attach themselves to the concept of the village, and to gain greater insights into multidisciplinary knowledge and analyses in today's highly developed global society. Contents:AbstractPreface (Antonio L Rappa)Foreword (Tommy Koh)Village Structure and Social Organisation (Antonio L Rappa)The Village as a Domain in Language Policy (Lionel Wee)Kampong Lorong Buangkok: The Last Village in Singapore (Caitlin Pan) Politics and Social Transformation: The Ancient-Modern Village of Cambodia (Alvin Lim and Benny Widyono)An African Village in Perspective: Life on the Edge of the Boko Haram (Alvin Lim)Rice Rhapsody: Food and Sexuality in the Singapore Village (Regina Lee)The Urbanisation of Rural Villages in China (Guan Chong, Ding Ding, and Yu Yinghui)From Muban to Changwat and the Structure of Thai Politics (Antonio L Rappa)Pepatah Melayu and Adat Berkampung: Values, Rights and Responsibilities in a Kampong as Depicted in Malay Sayings (Lim Beng Soon)Contributors Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in political science, sociology, cultural studies.
Category: Social Science

The King And The Making Of Modern Thailand

Author : Antonio L. Rappa
ISBN : 9781315411323
Genre : History
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The making of modern Thailand is grounded in specific political institutions, Brahmanical tropes, and sacred Buddhist traditions stylized with Hindu rituals. Over and above these mysterious practices and ancient customs, modern Thailand is a product of the late Great Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej. Most Thai people have only known one King. Born in Europe and educated during World War II, Bhumibol was the son of a Harvard medical doctor who had a penchant for jazz music and fast cars. When he returned to Thailand in 1951 to assume his royal duties, he could hardly speak Thai but his French and German were remarkable. Bhumibol had inherited an impoverished country with nothing but a symbolic role as a figurehead monarch. He was surrounded by envious courtiers and royals from other families now sidelined by the rise of the Chakri. Scheming generals and authoritarian field marshals were emptying the Kingdom’s coffers. Using guile and wit, Bhumibol had turned the tide by 1973. He became the most powerful modern warlord in the history of the Kingdom. He survived attempted murder, crafty politicians, corrupt generals, sycophantic courtiers and impoverished masses. When he died on October 13 2016, Bhumibol was already the longest standing monarch in the world. King Bhumibol was deeply respected and well-liked by farang and locals alike. Despite his massive social and economic achievements many problems continue to plague the Kingdom. These are prostitution, human rights issues, pollution, corruption, cronyism in Chinese businesses, border conflicts with Cambodia, and the refugee problem. This book examines the role of Rama IX and the variegated set of problems that persist in life under the great white elephant and mango trees. Rappa draws from his primary research that includes interviews, surveys and first-hand observations of a remarkable kingdom and a uniquely remarkable king to reveal the internal security threats to democracy and civil society in the oldest Southeast Asian kingdom in late modernity.
Category: History

Late Modern Subjectivity And Its Discontents

Author : Kieran Keohane
ISBN : 9781315447193
Genre : Social Science
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This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded to discretely, as though for the most part unrelated to each other. However, these diseases also have a social and cultural profile that transcends their particular symptomologies and etiologies. Anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s are diseases related to disorders of the collective esprit de corps of contemporary society. Multidisciplinary in approach, the book addresses questions of how these conditions are manifest at both the individual and collective levels in relation to hegemonic biomedical and psychologistic understandings. Rejecting such reductive diagnoses, the authors argue that anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other contemporary epidemics, are to be analysed in the light of individual and collective experiences of profound and radical changes in our civilization. A diagnosis of our times, Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents will appeal to a broad range of scholars with interests in health and illness, the sociology of medicine and contemporary life.
Category: Social Science

Citizenship And Its Discontents

Author : Niraja Gopal Jayal
ISBN : 9780674070998
Genre : Political Science
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This book considers how the civic ideals embodied in India’s constitution are undermined by exclusions based on social and economic inequalities, sometimes even by its own strategies of inclusion. Once seen by Westerners as a political anomaly, India today is the case study that no global discussion of democracy and citizenship can ignore.
Category: Political Science

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121741040
Genre : Globalization
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Category: Globalization

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114608180
Genre : Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Category: Sociology

Chinese Modern

Author : Xiaobing Tang
ISBN : 0822324474
Genre : History
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DIVAn analysis of the Chinese experience of modernity through the literary works, films and other cultural artifacts that represent it. /div
Category: History

Aaa Guide

Author : American Anthropological Association
ISBN : 0913167525
Genre : Anthropology
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Category: Anthropology

Guide

Author : American Anthropological Association
ISBN : UVA:X002165742
Genre : Anthropology
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Category: Anthropology