. EJEAS 6.1. Proef 4. 27-7-2007:18.49, page 144. On this empirical foundation, she moves towards a social constructivist perspective focusing on the inter-subjective dimension of order structures. After developing a holistic conceptualization of regionalism as regionalized order, Spindler contrasts this
In his study of the human, non-human relationships in Mongolia, Bernard Charlier explores the role of the wolf in the ways nomadic herders relate to their natural environment and to themselves. The wolf, as the enemy of the herds and a prestigious prey, is at the core of two technical relationships, herding and hunting, endowed with particular cosmological ideas. The study of these relationships casts a new light on the ways herders perceive and relate to domestic and wild animals. It convincingly undermines any attempt to consider humans and non-humans as entities belonging a priori to autonomous spheres of existence, which would reify the nature-society boundary into a phenomenal order of things and so justify the identity of western epistemology.
This is a collection of seven essays on media and society in China translated from the leading Chinese-language journal
Open Times. Authored mostly by scholars based in China, this volume offers a panoramic view on contemporary Chinese thoughts regarding media industries in a rapidly transforming society, especially the central role played by digital media such as Internet and smart phone. The book consists of three parts: (a) socialist media, transformed; (b) critical events and public interests; and (c) Internet, grassroots and social movements. Together they reflect a wide range of views – left, right, and center – on the past, present, and future of media reform and social transformation in China today.
conservative implications of these interpretations. This response is not surprising given the fact that Confucianism has often been used ideologically and institutionally to discipline subjectivity as well as legitimate patriarchal hegemony and authoritarian governments. Here we encounter a double dilemma. It
national subjectivity is in fact a hallmark of the modern state.
202 Brett McCormick / EJEAS 6 . 2 ( 2007 ) 185 – 215 2007115. EJEAS 6.2. Proef 3. 3-12-2007:17.05, page 202. Liberalism and Ideology To analyse Yoshino’s perceptions of such political subjectivity one must consider his work in the context
%is theme also serves as the common thread that runs through the four articles. Yet, as shown by the authors, the process may take diﬀerent forms and cannot be separated from the subjective power of the individual. In their study on elderly support in rural China, %ogersen and Ni focus on the agency
Pursuing this line of inquiry demands, as well, that we attend to processes of subjectification, as they are shaped by the varied experiences of capitalist development in the region. For it is out of this multiplicity of subjectivities, grounded in material experiences, that new forms of politics and
“subjective rights.” I am entitled to do what I want as a free, existential, absolutely sovereign subject. On the other hand, we can say that there are some values that I can claim to be entitled to make not as an absolutely sovereign subject, but primarily as a member of the community to which I belong. With
. This negative framework becomes part of education, history description and media communication, thereby deeply penetrating into peoples’ subjectivity as a stigma, insult, stereotype, and discrimination against the colonized. As a reaction to this, decolonization entails a colonial relation upside
which the knowledge functions independent of our subjective intentions. In this way, the typical positivist self-understanding of a value-neutral objective science was shattered (Adorno & Albert, 1976 ; Schroyer, 1973 ; Wellmer, 1971 ). Not only in Germany, but in France too, vigorous methodological