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  • Partner to the Poorby Paul Farmer; Haun Saussy

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients?and worked to address the root causes of their disease?in... more...

  • Poultry Science, Chicken Cultureby Susan M. Squier

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Poultry Science, Chicken Culture is a collection of engrossing, witty, and thought-provoking essays about the chicken-the familiar domestic bird that has played an intimate part in our cultural, scientific, social, economic, legal, and medical practices and concerns since ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Organized as a primer, the book reaches beyond... more...

  • Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumptionby Sun Jung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book investigates the transcultural consumption of hybrid South Korean masculinities in contemporary South Korean popular culture. It focuses on the Japanese middle-aged female fandom of an actor – Bae Yong-Joon (aka. Yonsama) – the middle class Singaporean female fandom of a pop-star Rain, and the Western online cult fandom of a film,... more...

  • Nurturing Pillars of Societyby Francis Wing-lin Lee

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 25.00

    This book categorizes the young generation into three categories: Youth in General (Young People), Youth-at-Risk and Young Offenders. Besides describing how they should be perceived and introducing some concerned indigenous studies, how they should be worked with/disposed locally are suggested. Some current juvenile justice issues are discussed near... more...

  • Conditional Spacesby Denise Tse-Shang Tang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 50.00

    Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop support networks with other women. Others reject the notion of lesbian spaces and instead assert their visibility in different aspects of everyday life.... more...

  • Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwanby Hans Tao-Ming Huang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 50.00

    Examining the deployments of gender and sexuality over the past five decades in Taiwan, this book chronicles a queer historiography that illuminates the production of sexual identities and the formation of sexual modernity. Through primary research and historical investigation, Hans Tao-Ming Huang offers a contextualised study of Pai Hsien-yung’s... more...

  • Idle Threatsby Andrew Lyndon Knighton

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 23.80

    The 19th century witnessed an explosion of writing about unproductivity, with the exploits of various idlers, loafers, and ?gentlemen of refinement? capturing the imagination o fa country that was deeply ambivalent about its work ethic. Idle Threats documents this American obsession with unproductivity and its potentials, while offering an... more...

  • The Explanation For Everythingby Paul Morrison

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    "The claim 'I'm straight' is the psychosexual analogue of 'The check is in the mail': if you need to say it, your credit or creditability is already in doubt." So begins Paul Morrison's dazzling polemic, which takes as its point of departure Foucault's famous remark that sex is "the explanation for everything." Combining psychoanalytic, literary,... more...

  • Islamic Homosexualitiesby Will Roscoe; Stephen O. Murray

    NYU Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    The dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures... more...

  • Bewitching Women, Pious Menby Aihwa Ong; Michael G Peletz

    University of California Press 1995; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia. By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors provide new ways of understanding how gender intersects with local, national, and transnational forms of... more...