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Author: Annisa R. Beta

contend that they are the products of what I call the ‘ Muslimah 1 intimate public’ and that the efficacy of their civic participation is conditioned by neoliberal productivity. I first review the article by Nisa (2018), followed by the key questions I want to address and a brief explanation of my

In: Asiascape: Digital Asia
Editor: Emiko Ochiai
Since the 1970s, the world has been facing fundamental social change at both the macro-level, such as the impact of globalization and the restructuring of the welfare state, and at the micro-level with issues relating to family and individual lives. It is increasingly accepted that the type of welfare regime heavily influences people’s decision to marry or to have children as well as the relationship between genders. Likewise, the transnational migration of care-workers impacts on the way of life and quality of life of the elderly in the growing number of aged societies around the world as well as on the workers’ own families back in their home countries.

This series linking family research, social policy and migration studies, sets out to shed light at many levels and in a wide variety of contexts on this key twenty-first century issue that could be termed a “reconstruction of the intimate and the public” from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. There is a special focus on Asia where dynamic social changes are resulting in unsustainable societies with extremely low fertility; yet it is such countries that are witnessing the rise in marriage migration to fill the gender gap caused by a skewed sex ratio at birth. Also addressed are issues arising from the alleged convergence of European welfare retrenchment on the one hand, and on the other, the Asian struggle to establish basic welfare state structures at a time of state budget cuts thereby posing the fundamental question regarding the nature of sustainable welfare provision.

The first volume of the IPAP series Ryōsai Kenbo: The Educational Ideal of 'Good Wife, Wise Mother' in Modern Japan has won the 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.
The third volume of the IPAP series Asian Women and Intimate Work has won the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.

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Author: Heidi Epstein

1994: 74). Lauren Berlant ’s ideological critique of love labels it the crucial “ideologeme” grounding an “intimate public sphere.” This sphere is an amalgam of ideals and practices that softens life’s harsh realities. The intimate public sphere presupposes the existence of an uncomplicated but

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Ben Gook

The Cold War’s end infused electronic music in Berlin after 1989 with an ecstatic intensity. Enthused communities came together to live out that energy and experiment in conditions informed by past suffering and hope for the future. This techno-scene became an ‘intimate public’ (Berlant) within an emergent ‘structure of feeling’ (Williams). Techno parties held out a promise of freedom while Germany’s re-unification quickly broke into disputes and mutual suspicion. Tracing the historical movement during the first years of re-unified Germany, this article adds to accounts of ecstasy by considering it in conjunction with melancholy, arguing for an ambivalent description of ecstatic experience – and of emotional life more broadly.

In: Emotions: History, Culture, Society
Editor: Zsombor Rajkai
In Family and Social Change in Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies, the authors address the social transformations of eight transitional societies in recent decades (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, China and Vietnam). Each chapter discusses a different society and reveals their struggles in the reconstruction of the intimate and public spheres amid the post-Cold War period.

Making use of a semi-structured analytical framework, the respective chapters address the ambiguous relationship between familism and individualisation seen through change and continuity in demographic behaviour, family values, family solidarity, gender relations, state policy and marketisation. The volume also outlines the possibility of a modified second demographic transition theory as a correction of Western-based interpretations of current social trends.

Contributors include: Zsombor Rajkai, Yulia Gradskova, Lyudmyla Males, Tymur Sandrovych, Maƚgorzata Sikorska, Peter Guráň, Jarmila Filadelfiová, Miloš Debnár, Csaba Dupcsik, Olga Tóth, Borbála Kovács, Zhou Weihong, Liu Wenrong, Xue Yali, Nguyen Huu Minh, Chang Kyung-Sup.

Qian Zhongshu, Yang Jiang, and the World of Letters
Editor: Christopher Rea
China’s Literary Cosmopolitans offers a comprehensive introduction to the literary oeuvres of Qian Zhongshu (1910-98) and Yang Jiang (b. 1911). It assesses their novels, essays, stories, poetry, plays, translations, and criticism, and discusses their reception as two of the most important Chinese scholar-writers of the twentieth century.

In addition to re-evaluating this married couple’s intertwined literary careers, the book also explains why they have come to represent such influential models of Chinese literary cosmopolitanism. Uncommonly well-versed in Western languages and literatures, Qian and Yang chose to live in China and write in Chinese. China’s Literary Cosmopolitans argues for their artistic importance while analyzing their works against
the modern cultural imperative that Chinese literature be worldly.

Christopher Rea (Ph.D., Columbia) is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China (California, 2015), co-editor of The Business of Culture: Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65 (ubc Press, 2015), and editor of Humans, Beasts, and Ghosts: Stories and Essays by Qian Zhongshu(Columbia, 2011).

Author: Alex Mitchell

in China, where many families are separated by distance, mobile and social media have become a way to maintain generational ties. At the same time, this necessitates the management of a variety of “intimate publics”. The next chapter, which focuses on Singapore, covers a number of complex issues

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

contributes to post-colonial conversations on rough translations of colonial models of “democracy” and cultural policies. She explores how, in her words, these interact with “compassionate citizenships,” or how the transactions of “pain and recognition bind members of an intimate public.” The first three of

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

World (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2005), pp. 3, 231. ‘… This has stimulated a widespread search for more authentic and contextual ways of being church and engaging in mission’; ‘opportunities to tell an unfamiliar story will multiply …’ 39 Joshua Edelman, ‘The Intolerable, Intimate Public of

In: International Journal of Public Theology