BN.com Gift Guide

Asia

Overview

This concise introduction to contemporary Asian societies goes beyond the clichés and stereotypes to explore the cultural dynamics of the region. Bringing together a range of excellent "Asian" experiences, the authors show that there is no one "Asian" culture. They explore the impact of the colonial era and examine how current global trends intersect with local traditions and histories. Drawing upon recent advances in critical communication and cultural studies, the authors survey the politics of the information ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $19.35   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.35
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1007)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
PAPERBACK New 0312293763 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$20.29
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(311)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0312293763 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$20.29
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(754)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0312293763! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$31.69
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(473)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0312293763! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

This concise introduction to contemporary Asian societies goes beyond the clichés and stereotypes to explore the cultural dynamics of the region. Bringing together a range of excellent "Asian" experiences, the authors show that there is no one "Asian" culture. They explore the impact of the colonial era and examine how current global trends intersect with local traditions and histories. Drawing upon recent advances in critical communication and cultural studies, the authors survey the politics of the information age, religion, the position of women, sexuality, and ethnic identity. With examples from countries across the region, Asia provides the tools needed to recognize, understand, and discuss Asian cultures and cultural difference.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A valuable introductory book for students, Western or otherwise, in Asian Studies.” —Tan See Kam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“It is timely that a sophisticated discussion of modernity and postmodernity be introduced to Asian Studies, and this text clearly offers a beginning of such an enterprise” —Yao Souchou, University of Sydney

Tan See Kam
A valuable introductory book for students, Western or otherwise, in Asian Studies.
Booknews
Emphasizing that Asia is perhaps the most culturally diverse region in the world, Birch (communication, Deakin U., Australia), Schirato (communication studies, U. of Otago, New Zealand), and Srivastava (communication and cultural studies, Deakin U.) explore various themes of how local cultural traditions and historical realities are interacting with processes of economic and cultural globalization. Far from homogenizing Asia, the forces of globalization are reacted to in different ways, depending on cultural contexts. Separate chapters explore the information age, the public sphere, religion, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, and diasporas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312293765
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

David Birch is Professor of Communication and Director of the Corporate Citizenship Research Unit at Deakin University.

Tony Schirato is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Otago.

Sanjay Srivastava is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Deakin University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

The Idea of Asia
• Modernity, Postmodernity and Postcoloniality
• Globalisation
• The Information Age and the Global Economy
• The Public Sphere
• Religion
• Gender and Sexuality
• Ethnicity
• Asia without Borders

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)