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PERCEIVING OTHER WORLDS

By: Thumboo, Edwin

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Published by Times Academic: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000007656

ISBN: 9812100105

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A central concern of the 38 essays is the significance and fullness of the self when it is partly also the Other. They were presented at the November 1989 symposium Literature in Asia and the Pacific Region by writers, critics, and scholars from the region and the US and Britain. The topics include Mudreero Narogin's Dalwurra, the invention of identity in Singapore poetry in English and Chinese, reading the feminism in Arthurian romances, and the somnambulist careening around the crater. View more info

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GOLDEN ARCHES EAST: MCDONALD'S IN EAST ASIA

By: Watson, James L.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000029622

ISBN: 0804732078

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. McDonald s restaurants are found in over 100 countries, serving tens of millions of people each day. What are the cultural implications of this phenomenal success? Does the introduction of American fast food undermine local cuisines, many of them celebrated for centuries? Does it, as some critics fear, presage a homogeneous, global culture? These are but a few of the questions confronted in this engaging study that vividly demonstrates how the theorie... View more info

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THE FLOW OF GIFTS: RECIPROCITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKS IN A CHINESE VILLAGE

By: Yan, Yunxiang

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000044566

ISBN: 0804726957

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Gift-giving is a classic topic in anthropology, where on-going debates involve the principle of reciprocity, the spirit of the gift, and the relationship between gifts and commodities. But the topic has been surprisingly little studied in the Chinese context except for the form of instrumental exchange known as networking or guanxi. View more info

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EXTRAORDINARY GROUPS: AN EXAMINATION OF UNCONVENTIONAL LIFESTYLES

By: Zellner, W. W.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Worth Pub: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000045567

ISBN: 0312133170

Condition: Good


This updated text takes an interdisciplinary look at eight extraordinary gr oups of people throughout American history. Each chapter is organized aroun d a sociological principle which is then illustrated by a descriptive expla nation of the lifestyles of these unique groups. View more info