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Introduction The objective of the current research was to ascertain how Indian women managers engage in hybrid identity work to reach a sense of coherence in the process of negotiating their gender and racio-ethnic identities and in the process accommodating and resisting the strictures of a

In: African and Asian Studies

Hybridity and the “Hadhrami Diaspora” in the Indian Ocean Muslim Networks 1 R. M  F  The University of California, Riverside This paper addresses issues relating to the adaptation of notions of hybridity from con- temporary Diaspora Studies to the study of Hadhrami migration to

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

sentiment and context at that point in time to either forged a united identity of a society or for the governing/colonial powers to be inclusive, which therefore has resulted in a diverse yet hybrid identity of being a Chinese in this region. The concept of ‘Chineseness’ has been used as an analytical

In: International Journal of Chinese Education

972 Book Reviews / Asian Journal of Social Science 37 (2009) 953–976 Pam Nilan and Carles Feixa (eds.) (2006) Global Youth?: Hybrid Identities, Plural Worlds. London: Routledge. 218 pages. ISBN 0-415037071-X. Gleaning from its title, Global Youth?: Hybrid Identities, Plural Worlds , one cannot

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Author: Adina Zemanek

This study will look at definitions of Taiwan formulated in graphic novels and picture books, built upon transnational connections. It will consider three forms of relationality: (1) travel abroad as an incentive for national identification; (2) cultural hybridity within Taiwan; and (3) reaching beyond

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
In: Converting Cultures
Author: Seng Guan Yeoh

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156853109X385376 Asian Journal of Social Science 37 (2009) 7–28 For/Against Hybridity: Religious Entrepreneurships in a Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Shrine in Malaysia Seng Guan Yeoh School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
In: Doing Families in Hong Kong
Religion, Ideology and Transformations of Modernity
This volume fundamentally improves our understanding of processes like the secularization of society, and the growth of mass ideological movements, by looking upon these transformations to modernity as a species of conversion akin to religious conversion. The geographical areas covered by the contributors—the Ottoman domain, India, China, and Japan—provide striking examples of the dynamic force of conversion as a reaction to the tremendous pressures exerted by colonialism and imperialism and by the types of transformations constitutive of modernity.

The reconstruction of identity in post World War II Japan after the trauma of war, defeat and occupation forms the subject of this latest volume in Brill's monograph series Japanese Studies Library.
Closely examining the role of fiction produced during the Allied Occupation, Sharalyn Orbaugh begins with an examination of the rhetoric of wartime propaganda, and explores how elements of that rhetoric were redeployed postwar as authors produced fiction linked to the redefinition of what it means to be Japanese. Drawing on tools and methods from trauma studies, gender and race studies, and film and literary theory, the study traces important nodes in the construction and maintenance of discourses of identity through attention to writers’ representations of the gaze, the body, language, and social performance.
This book will be of interest to any student of the literary or cultural history of World War II and its aftermath.

Japanese Fiction of the Allied Occupation was awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2007 .