East-West Identities: Globalization, Localization, and Hybridization

East-West Identities: Globalization, Localization, and Hybridization

by Brill
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004151699

ISBN-13: 9789004151697

Pub. Date: 11/02/2007

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

While the economic forces shaping globalization are powerful and seemingly getting stronger, they are not immutable, nor are their effects predictable or necessarily overwhelming. Contributors to this book are optimistic that the socio-cultural formations of the future, such as cultural hybridity and cosmopolitanism, will be a viable option for constructing new or

Overview

While the economic forces shaping globalization are powerful and seemingly getting stronger, they are not immutable, nor are their effects predictable or necessarily overwhelming. Contributors to this book are optimistic that the socio-cultural formations of the future, such as cultural hybridity and cosmopolitanism, will be a viable option for constructing new or renewed global communities of migrants around the world. It is with these tools that migrants are best equipped to navigate the raging torrents of globalization in the new millennium of a post-postmodern era. Globalization brings with it a fear, a sense of loss and demise. It also brings with it a new sense of opportunity and hope. It is in this spirit that this book should be read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004151697
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/02/2007
Series:
International Comparative Social Studies Series, #15
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Globalization, Localization and Hybridization: Their Impact on Our Lives
Chan Kwok-bun

Chapter 1 Identity in the Politics of Transition: The Case of Hong Kong, ‘Asia’s World City’
Michael E. DeGolyer

Chapter 2 Depoliticization, Citizenship and the Politics of Community in Hong Kong
Lam Wai-man

Chapter 3 Globalization and Hybridization in Cultural Production: A Tale of Two Films
Georgette Wang and Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu

Chapter 4 Globalization and Identity Formation: A Cross-Cultural Reading of “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat”
Lu Fang

Chapter 5 Identity Shifts as a Consequence of Crossing Cultures: Hong Kong Chinese Migrants Return Home
Nan M. Sussman

Chapter 6 Japan’s ‘Beckham Fever’: Marketing and Consuming a Global Sport Celebrity
Rie Ito

Chapter 7 On the Globalization of the Self: Internet Weblogs as an Identity-Forming Activity
Oscar Bulaong Jr.

Chapter 8 Hybrid Language and Hybrid Identity? The Case of Cantonese-English Code Switching in Hong Kong
Brian Chan Hok-shing

Chapter 9 Changing Heart (Beats): From Japanese Identity and Nostalgia to Taiko for Citizens of the Earth
Millie Creighton

Chapter 10 Learning Hong Kong’s Body: Beauties, Beauty Workers and Their Identities
Anthony Y.H. Fung

Chapter 11 The Impact of Localization and Globalization on Popular Music in the Context of Social Change in Taiwan
Ho Wai-chung

Chapter 12 Building Traditions for Bridging Difference: Islamic Imaginary Homelands of Chinese Indonesian Muslims in East Java
Chiou Syuan-yuan

Chapter 13 Pi’s Passport: Identity and the Peculiar Economics of Popular Culture
Chris Wood

Chapter 14 The Pacific Rim Consciousness of American Writers on the West Coast
Chung Ling

Chapter 15 Making Do and Making Meaning: Cultural and Technological Hybridity in Recent Asian Animation
Steve Fore

Chapter 16 ‘Globalizentity': Assessing the Effects of 'Global Career' on National Identity in Japan
T.J.M. Holden

Chapter 17 Cyberpatriarchy: Chat Rooms and the Construction of Man to Man Relations in Urban India
Ashley Tellis

Chapter 18 Diverging Media Convergence: Perceptual Differences Across Cultures, Genders and Habits
Jeffrey Wilkinson and Steven McClung

Notes on Contributors
Index

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