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Social Theory in Contemporary Asia.

Author: Ann Brooks
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2010.
Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West. This book analyses the relevance of these debates in the context of contemporary Asia. It provides analysis of the debates on Asian culture and society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brooks, Ann.
Social Theory in Contemporary Asia.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Brooks
ISBN: 9780203849736 0203849736
OCLC Number: 664232464
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Understanding intimacy, re.exivity and identity in contemporary Asia; 1 Contesting intimacy, re.exivity and identity in contemporary social theory; 2 Intimacy, reflexivity and identity in contemporary Asia; 3 Reflexivity and the transformation of gender identity in cosmopolitan Asia; 4 Postmodern Confucianism, 'moral economies' and 'biopolitical otherness' in rede.ning intimacy and identity in Southeast Asia; 5 Sex and 'singlehood' as a source of tension in contemporary Asia. 6 Cultural production, intimacy and identity: Paradigms of resistance and Islamic orthodoxy in AsiaConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in social and political thought.

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Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West. This book analyses the relevance of these debates in the context of contemporary Asia. It provides analysis of the debates on Asian culture and society.

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