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The Politics Of Dress In Asia And The Americas

Author : Mina Roces
ISBN : 1845193997
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the ways in which dress has been influential in the political agendas and self-representations of politicians in a variety of regimes, from democratic to authoritarian. Arguing that dress is part of 'hard core' politics, the book - now in paperback - shows how dress has been crucial to the constructions of nationhood and national identities in both Asia and the Americas. Since dress has been a marker of identity and status, chapters engage with the gendering of the politics of dress, discussing how women have become bearers and wearers of 'national tradition' and how men's and women's dress reflect their political positions in the nation-state. It examines the magical power of cloth, the meanings of batik and design, the holy status of uncut cloth vs. cut cloth, and the quaint combination of non-Western with Western attire. This collection of pioneering essays fills a vacuum in the largely Eurocentric field of dress studies, demanding that attention be paid to Asia a

The Ancient Languages Of Asia And The Americas

Author : Roger D. Woodard
ISBN : 9780521684941
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Asia and the Americas, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.

Mobility And Ancient Society In Asia And The Americas

Author : Michael David Frachetti
ISBN : 9783319151380
Genre : Social Science
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Mobility and Ancient Society in Asia and the Americas contains contributions by leading international scholars concerning the character, timing, and geography of regional migrations that led to the dispersal of human societies from Inner and northeast Asia to the New World in the Upper Pleistocene (ca. 20,000-15,000 years ago). This volume bridges scholarly traditions from Europe, Central Asia, and North and South America, bringing different perspectives into a common view. The book presents an international overview of an ongoing discussion that is relevant to the ancient history of both Eurasia and the Americas. The content of the chapters provides both geographic and conceptual coverage of main currents in contemporary scholarly research, including case studies from Inner Asia (Kazakhstan), southwest Siberia, northeast Siberia, and North and South America. The chapters consider the trajectories, ecology, and social dynamics of ancient mobility, communication, and adaptation in both Eurasia and the Americas, using diverse methodologies of data recovery ranging from archaeology, historical linguistics, ancient DNA, human osteology, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Although methodologically diverse, the chapters are each broadly synthetic in nature and present current scholarly views of when, and in which ways, societies from northeast Asia ultimately spread eastward (and southward) into North and South America, and how we might reconstruct the cultures and adaptations related to Paleolithic groups. Ultimately, this book provides a unique synthetic perspective that bridges Asia and the Americas and brings the ancient evidence from both sides of the Bering Strait into common focus.

Economic Development Integration And Morality In Asia And The Americas

Author : Donald Wood
ISBN : 9781848555433
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores economic development, integration, and morality in economic transactions in Asia and the America. This title includes chapters that look at underground gambling behavior in China in light of that country's economic boom and retail store expansion and local socioeconomic effects in rural Mexico.

America S Strategy In Southeast Asia

Author : James A. Tyner
ISBN : 9780742599284
Genre : Social Science
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Geography encompasses everything from the local—where human beings live, work, and travel—to metageographies like nations and regions. James A. Tyner's inventive and multidisciplinary ideas on geography similarly range from the personal—his father's experience in the military during the Vietnam War—to a broad discussion of how the United States has come to exercise power through the production of geographic knowledge, in this case in Southeast Asia. Since the end of the Second World War, Southeast Asia has served as a surrogate space to further American imperial interests, which are economic, political, territorial, and moral in scope. America's Strategy in Southeast Asia contends that the construction of Southeast Asia as a geographic entity has been a crucial component in the creation of the American empire. For example, America's most blatant experience of colonial rule occurred the Philippines, America's longest war was fought in Vietnam, and most recently, some American policymakers have identified Southeast Asia as the "Second Front" in the War on Terror. Yet, America's overriding strategy in Southeast Asia and the region itself remains something of a mystery for the American populace—a "black box" in America's geographical imagination. This clear and innovative book educates readers about Southeast Asia's importance in American foreign policy.

The Political Economy Of Regionalism

Author : Helen Milner
ISBN : 0231106637
Genre : Business & Economics
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Exploring regionalism from a political economic perspective, this text investigates why regional arrangements are formed, the conditions under which these arrangements solidify, and why they take on different institutional forms.

Voyages From Asia To America For Completing The Discoveries Of The North West Coast Of America To Which Is Prefixed A Summary Of The Voyages Made By The Russians On The Frozen Sea In Search Of A North East Passage Serving As An Explanation Of A Map Of The Russian Discoveries Published By The Academy Of Sciences Of Petersburgh Translated From The High Dutch Of S Muller Of The Royal Academy Of Petersburgh With The Addition Of Three New Maps

Author : Gerard Fridrikh Mueller
ISBN : OXFORD:N11681373
Genre : Alaska
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East Asia And Latin America

Author : Peter H. Smith
ISBN : 0742523764
Genre : Political Science
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This volume sheds new light on the much-neglected topic of current and potential relations between East Asia and Latin America. The contributors contend that close cooperation between peoples and governments of these two areas is feasible and desirable-and indeed that it could have beneficial effects on the shaping of a new world order in the face of globalization and in the wake of 9/11. In a genuinely comparative set of essays, the book focuses on two broad themes: economic and political connections between East Asia and Latin America, and similarities and differences in developmental paths and public policies. Part I explores economic linkages, emphasizing trade, investment, and patterns of regional integration. Part II compares economic development strategies, reopening arguments about the substance and utility of the so-called Asian model. Part III offers a systematic comparison of currency crises and policy responses in Mexico, Thailand, Korea, and Brazil. Part IV explores the changing roles of the major powers, China, Japan, and the United States. A concluding chapter presents practical suggestions and policy guidelines on ways to strengthen ties between the two regions. By bringing together original work by senior scholars and professional experts from both regions, the book offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and provocative set of perspectives. It will be essential reading for specialists and advanced students in international relations, international economics, foreign policy, economic development, public policy, and East Asian and Latin American studies.

America S Asian Alliances

Author : Robert D. Blackwill
ISBN : 0262024896
Genre : History
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Systematic and concrete prescriptions for strengthening America's alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.Unlike the new and largely peaceful Europe, the Asia-Pacific region is fraught with old instabilities and new risks, as well as opportunities. America's Asian alliances face an arc of potential instability, from the divided Korean peninsula in Northeast Asia, to the nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan on the South Asian subcontinent, to an unstable Indonesia in Southeast Asia. The United States and its allies must also address the rise of Chinese power, slow the spread of nuclear and high-tech conventional weapons, maintain access to energy resources, and expand the world free-trade system. In this book, nine distinguished US and Australian strategists present systematic and concrete prescriptions for strengthening America's Asian alliances. These policy-driven chapters address the roles that the US-Japan, US-South Korea, and US-Australia alliances can play in ensuring long-term stability and prosperity in the region.

Prehistory Of The Americas

Author : Stuart J. Fiedel
ISBN : 0521425441
Genre : History
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Fiedel's book, exploring the development of the prehistoric cultures of North, Central and South America from about 10,000 BC to AD 1530, has been updated to include discussion of recent discoveries and analyses of their implications. The author describes how different regions of the New World evolved, affected by a variety of factors ranging from population growth to climate change. He compares the evolution of the New World with that of the cultures of the Old World. Discussion of the development of American archaeology from the early European encounters with native Americans to the "new" archaeology is also included.

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