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Theories, Methods, Pedagogies, and Praxes
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While mobilizing the metaphor of ‘burning’, we remain ambiguous of the racial-geographical signifier of ‘Asian’. On one hand, ‘Asia’ as an idea emerged as a part of the colonial cartography of the world, divided subsequently into sub areas such as East Asia, South, Central and Western Asia. People from said geographies are treated as homogenous groups locatable by an index of skin colour, facial feature, culture, and language (Sakai, 2019). In this sense, the racialization of ‘Asia’ suggests the continuation of the racial-colonial-capitalist project of which Canada is an integral part. On the other, ‘Asia’ itself is diverse and heterogenous, fraught with internal tensions between ethnic groups and nation-states. It is perhaps only when ‘Asia-ness’ becomes a minoritarian experience that such diversity can potentially unify under the identity ‘Asian’. Even so, the uniformity is full of political, ethnic, gender, and economic divides. Therefore, we deploy Asian Canadian experiences not as a fixed referent by time and space, but as an ongoing engagement with the settler state and other racialized groups. In other words, we treat Asian Canadian as a process of encounter rather than a given ‘identity’ we are born into. ‘Asian Canadian’ might be at best a way of describing how people who either identify as Asians or come from Asian countries experience settler Canada’s state power, regulation, and governmentality, within a global capitalist system of exploitation and oppression. Depending on one’s immigration status, age, gender, sexuality, ability, and class, those perceived as ‘Asian’ might have completely different sets of experiences, identifications and affective relationships to settler Canada and their ‘places of origins’. Simultaneously, these differentiated social structures also mean that people identifying themselves as ‘Asians’ become complicit in the exploitation, marginalization and oppressions of other groups, as well as, simultaneously implicated in global racial capitalism, colonialism, anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Black racism, homo and transphobia, sexism and ableism. ‘Asian Canadian experiences,’ therefore, are best understood as relational, contradictory and becoming. This collection is concerned with moments and places of tensions, confrontations, relations, and solidarity. We offer no roadmap for liberation but stories of insurgent encounters as people who identify or become ‘Asian’ migrate, navigate, and implicate uneven global systems to make new dreams, histories and intimacies.
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Criminalization: Politics and Policies provides a thorough analysis of the relationship between politics, policies, and criminalization. Through diverse perspectives and scholarly essays, it explores the multifaceted issues in criminal justice, law, and governance. The book scrutinizes the impact of law, society, politics, and penal populism on criminalization across legal systems, advocating for a reassessment of criminal law's scope. It delves into the prevalence of resorting to criminalization for social issues, urging for a critical review. Additionally, it examines the normative foundations of criminalization, addressing 'over'-criminalization and exploring its empirical and normative aspects. The anthology also considers the roles of prosecutorial and judicial discretion, as well as State preventive powers, in over-criminalization. Whether a scholar, policymaker, or citizen, readers gain insights into the expansion of criminal laws and their consequences, making it a valuable resource for understanding the dynamics of law, politics, and power in criminal justice.

Contributors are Naveed Ahmad, Chirag Balyan, Shruti Bedi, Subhangi Jain, Charles Khamala, Sébastien Lafrance, Sidharth Luthra, David McCallum, Garima Pal, Daria Ponomareva, Alok Prasanna, Yogesh Pratap Singh, and Ekkehard Strauss.
The debate on “sustainable development”, ecosocialism, agroecology and the production of healthy food is increasing in Europe and in the world.
This book depicts peasants' struggles for the resistance to the advance of destructive production. It also socializes the results of research, which shows us the pressage of alternative forms of labour, which are based upon agroecology, in cooperation and corporativism besides the emergence of agroecology schools of one of the main social movements of the present time: the Landless Movement.
The Role and Impact of Prominent Chinese 1890-1942
Medan on Sumatra emerged from the large-scale plantation industry, whose harsh labor conditions often categorized it as a conflict model. In contrast, Medan itself maintained a relatively harmonious atmosphere. A significant factor contributing to this harmony was the influence of nine Chinese businessmen. This book, featuring previously unpublished archival materials and interviews, explores the contributions of these prominent Chinese figures to Medan’s economic, social, healthcare, and politics.
What are key causes and effects of structural inequality across many social, economic, and psychological situations of life? Power-dependence/exchange theory and relevant data are used in this book to help answer this complicated question. Crucial dimensions of interpersonal behavior, social symbolic communication, and individual social psychology are explored in the context of exchange network and group dynamics. Developed across the past 60 years, the research program covered here provides a distinctive perspective on “social exchange theory,” bringing to bear data produced through use of various research methods: qualitative ethnography, controlled laboratory experiment, vignette experiment, social sample survey, and psycholinguistic analysis.
Age and Ageing in an Ageist World
Older adults may be the world's fastest growing demographic. Yet they remain vulnerable to biases and barriers that would be intolerable if directed at others. Such an indictment puts the onus on deconstructing the idea of ageism in terms of what it means ("a riddle"), how it works ("a mystery"), why it persists ("an enigma"), and what can be done about it ("a puzzle"). Reference to ageism must go beyond the idea of a “bug” in the system. Rather, ageism is the system, the default reality of an ageist society designed by, for, and about the young and able-bodied. Ageism also intersects with other forms of identity and inequality such as gender and race to amplify the downside of getting older and being old. Initiatives for advancing a rights-based, age-inclusive society must focus on calling out ageism as a precondition for calling in a national reset.