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Multiple Modernities: Cinemas and Popular Media in Transcultural East Asia, Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah , 2003///, Issue Philadelph, Philadelphia, p.250, (2003)

Multiple Modernities explores the cultural terrain of East Asia. Arguing that becoming modern happens differently in different places, the contributors examines popular culture-most notable cinema and television-to see how modernization, as both a response to the West and as a process that is unique in its own right in the region, operates on a mass level.Included in this collection are significant explorations of popular culture in East Asia, including Chinese new cinema and rock music, Korean cinema, Taiwanese television, as well as discussions of alternative arts in general.While each essay focuses on specific nations or cinemas, the collected effect of reading them is to offer a comprehensive, in-depth picture of how popular culture in East Asia operates to both generate and reflect the immense change this significant region of the world is undergoing.

Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia, Berry, Chris; Martin, Fran; Yue, Audrey , 2003///, Issue Durham, Durham, p.306, (2003)

Mobile Cultures provides much needed, empirically grounded studies of the connections between new media technologies, the globalization of sexual cultures, and the rise of queer Asia. The availability and use of new media - fax machines, mobile phones, the Internet, electronic message boards, pagers, and global television - have grown exponentially in Asia over the past decade. This explosion of information technology has sparked a revolution, transforming lives and lifestyles, enabling the creation of communities and the expression of sexual identities in a region notorious for the regulation of both information and sexual conduct. Whether looking at the hanging of toy cartoon characters like "Hello Kitty" from mobile phones to signify queer identity in Japan or the development of queer identities in Indonesia or Singapore, the essays collected here emphasize the enormous variance in the appeal and uses of new media from one locale to another. Scholars, artists, and activists from a range of countries, the contributors chronicle the different ways new media galvanize Asian queer communities in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and around the world. They consider phenomena such as the uses of the Internet among gay, lesbian, or queer individuals in Taiwan and South Korea; the international popularization of Japanese queer pop culture products such as YAOI manga; and a Thai website's reading of a scientific tract on gay genetics in light of Buddhist beliefs. Essays also explore the politically subversive possibilities opened up by the proliferation of media technologies, examining, for instance, the use of Cyberjaya - Malaysia's government-backed online portal - to form online communities in the face of strict antigay laws.

Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use, Bucy,E. Page; Newhagen,John E. , 2003///, p. - 312, (2003)

This collection offers:
*Novel perspectives--chapters demonstrate new methods of addressing persistent questions regarding motivation, cultural context, socioeconomic resources, technical knowledge, and psychological skills required for effectual use of information and communication technologies.
*Conceptual integration--each chapter addresses a vital aspect of media access and summarizes pertinent findings, weaving together results to provide much-needed integration across communication and technology studies.
*Multidisciplinary approaches--chapters represent a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches, deriving social explanations from large-scale survey data, psychological explanations from experimental data, and cultural explanations from depth interviews and ethnographic methods.
*Shifting the policy and research agenda--this volume extends and redirects aspects of the digital divide debate while elaborating the "media access" approach to studying new technology use.

Narratives of Nation Building in Korea: A Genealogy of Patriotism, Jager,Sheila Miyoshi , 2003///, p. - 288, (2003)

This book offers new insight on how key historical texts and events in Korea's history have contributed to the formation of the nation's collective consciousness. The work is woven around the unifying premise that particular narrative texts or events that extend back to the premodern period have remained important, albeit transformed, over the modern period and into the contemporary period. The author explores the relationship between gender and nationalism by showing how key narrative topics, such as tales of virtuous womanhood, have been employed, transformed, and re-deployed to make sense of particular national events. Connecting these narratives and historic events to contemporary Korean society, Jager reveals how these "sites" -- or reference points -- were also successfully re-deployed in the context of the division of Korea and the construction of Korea's modern consciousness.

Recontextualizing Copyright: Piracy, Hollywood, the State, and Globalization, Wang,Shujen , Cinema Journal, 2003///, Volume 43, Issue 1, p.25 - 43, (2003) Abstract
Transnational Conflicts: Central America, Social Change and Globalization, Robinson,William I. , 2003///, p. - 480, (2003)

Contemporary capitalism has disrupted the conventional pattern of revolutionary upheaval, civil wars, and pacification in Central America. In this timely study, William Robinson maps the likely shape of change in the region.

The Asian Financial Crisis: Crisis, Reform and Recovery, Sharma,Shalendra D. , 2003///, p. - 400, (2003)

The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 shook the foundations of the global economy. What began as a localized currency crisis soon engulfed the entire Asian region. What went wrong and how did the Asian economies, long considered "miracles," respond? How did the United States, Japan and other G-7 countries react to the crisis? What role did the IMF play? Why did China remain conspicuously insulated from the turmoil raging in its midst? What lessons can be learnt from the crisis by other emerging economies? This book provides answers to all the above questions and more. It gives a comprehensive account of how the international economic order operates, examines its strengths and weaknesses, and what needs to be done to fix it. The book will be vital to students of economics, international political economy, Asian and development studies.

Guests and Aliens, Sassen, Saskia , (2003)

From Publishers Weekly
While University of Chicago sociologist Sassen's scholarly study focuses on migrations within Europe, it holds valuable lessons for the debate on U.S. immigration policy. She painstakingly dismantles the myth that Europe is not a continent of immigrants by documenting a forgotten history of refugee flows, mass labor migrations and movements of religious and political asylum seekers over the last three centuries. She makes the case that immigrants and migrant workers have played an indispensable role in the building of Europe's cities and infrastructure, as well as the development of culture. Sassen (The Global City, etc.) shows how convulsive population movementsAthe mass exodus precipitated by Balkan wars and the Ottoman Empire's break-up; the emigration of 2.5 million Eastern European Jews between 1880 and 1914; millions of displaced persons on the move in two world warsAdrove Western European nations to try to stem immigration and refugee flows. Countering the popular misconception of immigration as a gigantic invasion or an irreversible deluge, Sassen argues that migrations are highly selective, structured processes: only certain people leave, a flux conditioned by relations between sending and receiving countries; moreover, there is considerable return migration. She outlines an enlightened approach to an overarching immigration policy for Europe and the U.S., one rooted in recognition of the globalization of economic activity and the need for immigrants' civil rights and full integration into the societies to which they migrate. (June)
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Global transformations: anthropology and the modern world, Michel-Rolph Trouillot , New York, (2003) Abstract
Migration, social networking, and employment : a study of domestic workers in Delhi , Neetha, N. , NLI research studies services ; no. 2002/37, (2003)
Myth and Reality in the Discourse of Confucian Capitalism in Korea, Cha, Seong Hwan , Asian Survey, Volume 43, Issue 3, p.485 - 506, (2003) Abstract
Ma Parole S'Achete: Money, identity and meaning in Malian jeliya, Roth, Molly Dulcinea , Anthropology, Philadelphia, (2003) Abstract

This dissertation is available from the ScholarlyCommons@Penn.

Suitably Modern: making middle-class culture in a new consumer society, Mark Liechty , Princeton, p.292, (2003) Abstract
The Internationalisation of Retailing in Asia, Dawson, John A. , London, (2003)

European retailers have successfully internationalised their activities in Europe but have been less successful in North America. American retailers have been successful in their home market but less so in Europe. The major European and American retailers are now entering Asia and competing directly with each other in a substantive way fort he first time. These Western retailers, using modern managerial methods, are entering markets typified by more traditional managerial approaches. Western managerial cultures and values are interfacing with Asian ones. The results of these moves are new stresses for Asian retail structures that bring a new dynamism to Asian retailing. The contributions in this book explore the conflicts and benefits that arise as retailing in Asia becomes internationalised. The contributions are provided by experts in retail research from across Asia and for the first time in depth analyses are provided of the ways that Western retailers are provoking change in Asia. The book results form a seminar held at the University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences, Kobe, in November 2001 under the auspices of Society for Asian Research in Distribution. Scholars from across the region presented research results of their analyses of the New Commerce now appearing in Asia.

The limits of convergence: globalization and organizational change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain, Mauro F. Guillén , (2003) Abstract
Treating Globalization in History Surveys, Stearns, Peter , The History Teacher, Volume 36, (2003)
Fear of a Black Nation: Local Rappers, Transnational Crossings, and State Power in Contemporary Cuba, Fernandes, Sujatha , Anthropological Quarterly, Volume 76, p.575-608, (2003) Abstract
Let Us Be Moors: Islam, Race and "Connected Histories", Aidi, Hisham , Middle East Report, p.42-53, (2003)
Missing Links: Post-Terror Surprises, Naim, Moises , Foreign Policy, oct, p.95-96, (2002) Abstract
Theorizing Globalization, Kellner, Douglas , Sociological Theory, nov, Volume 20, p.285-305, (2002) Abstract
The "Radical" Thesis on Globalization and the Case of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Ellner, Steve , Latin American Perspectives, nov, Volume 29, p.88-93, (2002)
Global Democracy, Teune, Henry , Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, may, Volume 581, p.22-34, (2002) Abstract
Predatory Globalization and Democracy in the Islamic World, Pasha, Mustapha Kamal , Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, may, Volume 581, p.121-132, (2002) Abstract
Locating Globalization: Feminist (Re)readings of the Subjects and Spaces of Globalization, Nagar, Richa; Lawson, Victoria; McDowell, Linda; Hanson, Susan , Economic Geography, jul, Volume 78, p.257-284, (2002) Abstract
The Limits to Globalization Theory: A Geographic Perspective on Global Economic Change, Yeung, Henry Wai-chung , Economic Geography, jul, Volume 78, p.285-305, (2002) Abstract