- Contains forty-four contemporary essays that introduce and pluralize cultural studies work from diverse locales and intellectual traditions
- Covers regions the world over, including Asia, Europe, and Africa
- Organizes material around key themes such as race and ethnicity, transnationalism, gender and sexual cultures, media production and consumption, urban life, popular practices, techno-cultures, and visual cultures
- Includes expert introductions from an international panel of editors, and facilitates customization of content for course use
Alternative Table of Contents – Localities.
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.