House of Glass: Culture, Modernity, and the State in Southeast Asia

Review

"Yao argues that by a more circuitous route, the state's pursuit of globalising aims may yet erode its authoritarian controls. He identifies the vision of 'Asian modernity' that grips many governments in Southeast Asia: 'economic development, the consumption of Western goods and services with a cosmopolitan aura, and seeking a greater profile on the international stage'. At the same time, he contents that 'the fruits of global capitalism will always have their social, cultural, and financial costs'" (Australian Journal of International Affairs).

About the Publication

Drawing on critical theory and post-modernism, this book argues for a new strategy for writing about the social and cultural experiences of living in modern Southeast Asian states. Contributors -- many of whom work in universities in the region -- question the processes of cultural transformation under conditions of globalization and rapid economic and political change. By paying attention to the specificity of what is taking place in the particular state, the book questions the conventional narratives of developmentalism and state-sponsored national peace as they are understood in Southeast Asia, and shows how such understanding can be made and unmade.
          
          
          
          

Co-publication: ISEAS / WL

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Contents

PDF e-book files for this publication are available as detailed below.

House of Glass: Culture, Modernity, and the State in Southeast Asia [Whole Publication] 50.00 USD
Preliminary pages, with Introduction by Yao Souchou Download
PART I: LOCAL DESIRE AND GLOBAL ANXIETIES
1. Desperately Guarding Borders: Media Globalization, "Cultural Imperialism" and the Rise of "Asia", by Ien Ang, contributor 5.00 USD
2. Modernity and Mahathir's Rage: Theorizing State Discourse of Mass Media in Southeast Asia, by Yao Souchou, contributor 5.00 USD
3. Representing State Desire and the Sins of Transgression, by Ray Langenbach, contributor 5.00 USD
4. McNationalism in Singapore, by Lee Weng Choy, contributor 5.00 USD
PART II: IDENTITY, THE STATE, AND POST-MODERNITY
5. National Identity, Diasporic Anxiety, and Music Video Culture in Vietnam, by Andrew M Carruthers, contributor 5.00 USD
6. The Post-Modernization of Thainess, by Kasian Tejapira, contributor 5.00 USD
PART III: STATE POWER, DEVELOPMENT, AND THE SPECTRE OF NATION-BUILDING
7. Cultural Claims on the New World Order: Malaysia as a Voice for the Third World?, by Loong Wong, contributor 5.00 USD
8. (De)constructing the New Order: Capitalism and the Cultural Contours of the Patrimonial State in Indonesia, by Mark T Berger, contributor 5.00 USD
9. The State and Information in Modern Southeast Asian History, by Tim Harper, author 5.00 USD
PART IV: REPRESENTATIONAL STRATEGIES AND POLITICS OF THE POPULAR
10. Representing the Singapore Modern: Dick Lee, Pop Music, and the "New" Asia, by C J W-L Wee, contributor 5.00 USD
11. Pictures at an Exhibition: Re-presenting the Sugar Industry at the Negros Museum, Philippines, by Marian Pastor Roces, contributor 5.00 USD
12. Stars in the Shadows: Celebrity, Media, and the State in Vietnam, by Mandy Thomas, Russell Hiang-Khng Heng, contributors 5.00 USD
13. On the Expressway, and Under It: Representations of the Middle Class, the Poor, and Democracy in Thailand, by James Ockey, contributor 5.00 USD
Index Download

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