Contains 44 contemporary essays that introduce diverse intellectual traditions of cultural studies
Includes lively and accessible introductions from an international panel of expert editors
Features worldwide coverage, including Asia, Europe, and Africa
Organizes material around key themes to aid disciplinary discussion including race and ethnicity, transnationalism, gender and sexual cultures, media production and consumption, urban life, popular practices, technocultures, and visual cultures
Offers shape for the first time in one volume to this complex and diverse field
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Preface: How to Use this Book.
Ackbar Abbas and John Nguyet Erni.
PART I: TECHNO–CULTURES.
J. Macgregor Wise.
2. Science as a Reason of State.
3. Biotechnological Development and the Conservation of Biodiversity.
4. Recycling Modernity: Pirate Electronic Cultures in India.
5. Karaoke in East Asia: Modernization, Japanization, or Asianization?.
Akiko Otake & Shuhei Hosokawa.
PART II: Performance and Culture.
7. Health Theatre in a Hmong Refugee Camp: Performance, Communication and Culture.
8. The Answerability of Memory: Saving Khmer Classical Dance.
9. The Fool.
10. East Asian Bouquet: Ethnicity and Gender in the Wartime Japanese Revue Theatre.
11. The Theatre of Operations: Performing Nation–ness in the Public Sphere.
PART III: GENDER AND SEXUALITY.
12. Frontier City Berlin: The Post War Politics.
13. Gender–Bending in Paradise: Doing Female and Male in Japan.
14. The Marriage of Feminism and Islamism in Egypt: Selective Repudiation as a Dynamic of Postcolonial Cultural Politics.
15. Freeing South Africa: The modernization of male–male sexuality in Soweto.
Donald L. Donham.
16. Very Close to yinfu and ënu, Or How Prefaces Matter for JPM (1695) and Enu Shu (Taipei, 1995).
PART IV: MEDIA PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION.
17. Hizballah s Virtual Civil Society.
Janine Abboushi Dallal.
18. Towards a Semiotic Inquiry into the Television Message.
19. Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn.
20. From the Public to the Private: The Americanization of Spectators.
21. Embedded Aesthetics: Creating a Discursive Space for Indigenous Media.
PART V: POPULAR PRACTICES.
John Nguyet Erni.
22. The World of the Yoruba Taxi Driver: An Interpretative Approach to Vehicle Slogans.
Olatunde Bayo Lawuyi.
23. Doing Verbal Play: Creative Work of Cantonese Working Class Schoolboys in Hong Kong.
24. Love Letters and Amanuenses: Beginning the Cultural History of the Working Class Private Sphere in Southern Africa, 1900–1933.
25. Live Life More Selfishly: An On–line Gay Advice Column in Japan.
26. African Cuisines: Recipes for Nation–Building?.
PART VI: RACE, ETHNICITY AND NATION.
Kwame Anthony Appiah.
28. Race and Social Theory.
29. The End of Anti–racism.
30. Whose Imagined Communities?.
31. Patriotism and Its Futures.
PART VII: VISUAL CULTURES.
32. Visual Culture and the Place of Modernity.
33. Popular Culture on a Global Scale: A Challenge for Cultural Studies?.
34. The Abject Artefacts of Memory: The 1997 Museum of Modern Art New York Exhibition of Photographs from Cambodia s Genocide.
35. Sex Machine: Global Hypermasculinity and Images of the Asian Woman in Modernity.
L. H. M. Ling.
36. De–Eurocentrizing Cultural Studies: Some Proposals.
Robert Stam & Ella Shohat.
PART VIII: GLOBAL DIASPORAS.
39. Out Here and Over There: Queerness and Diaspora in Asian American Studies.
40. Situating Accented Cinema.
PART IX: CITIES AND THE URBAN IMAGINARY.
41. Cultural Intersections: Re–visioning Architecture and the City in the Twentieth Century.
42. Grassrooting the Space of Flows.
43. The Generic City.
44. Scene X: The Development of the X–Urban City.
45. On the Political Economy of the Fake.