Social theory in contemporary Asia / [edited by] Ann Brooks ; with a foreword by Bryan S. Turner.
- New York, N.Y. : Routledge 2011
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Understanding intimacy, re.exivity and identity in contemporary Asia; 1 Contesting intimacy, re.exivity and identity in contemporary social theory; 2 Intimacy, reflexivity and identity in contemporary Asia; 3 Reflexivity and the transformation of gender identity in cosmopolitan Asia; 4 Postmodern Confucianism, 'moral economies' and 'biopolitical otherness' in rede.ning intimacy and identity in Southeast Asia; 5 Sex and 'singlehood' as a source of tension in contemporary Asia
- 6 Cultural production, intimacy and identity: Paradigms of resistance and Islamic orthodoxy in AsiaConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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- Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West in the last decade. In fact, late modernity has become conspicuously engaged with issues of intimacy, reflexivity and identity. The author analyses the relevance of these debates in the context of contemporary Asia and combines an analysis of significant social theorists including Beck, Giddens, Bourdieu, McNay, Adkins, and Ong with an application of these debates to social, political and cultural contexts. Draw
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