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Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities - Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia (Hardcover): Lily Kong, C. H. Ching, Chou... Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities - Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia (Hardcover)
Lily Kong, C. H. Ching, Chou Tsu-Lung
R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. Providing a thorough comparison of their urban imaging strategies and attempts to harness arts and culture, as well as more organically evolved arts activities and spaces, this book analyses the relative successes and failures of these cities. Offering rich ethnographic detail drawn from extensive fieldwork, the authors challenge city strategies and existing urban theories about cultural and creative clusters and reveal the many complexities in the art of city-making. This noteworthy study will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academics from a variety of disciplines -ranging from urban and cultural geography to Asian studies. Arts and cultural policy makers and artists will also find this a fascinating read.

Politics of Landscapes in Singapore - Constructions of `Nation' (Paperback, Annotated edition): Lily Kong Politics of Landscapes in Singapore - Constructions of `Nation' (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Lily Kong
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book shows how power relations that define and challenge the concept of "nation" are played out in and through landscapes.

Has the era of globalization neutralized the institution of "nation?" This thought-provoking book focuses on attempts to build "nation" through landscape. Specifically, it explores strategies employed by Singapore, a multiracial society, to create a Singapore "nation" with an emphasis on the role of landscapes. As such, the authors cast a keen eye on religious buildings, public housing, heritage landscapes, and street name changes as tangible methods of nation-building in a postcolonial society.

The authors point out that notions of "identity" and "nation" are social constructs rooted in history. They then illustrate how "nation" and "national identity" are concepts that are negotiated and disputed by varied social, economic, and political groups -- some of which may actively resist powerful state-centrist attitudes. Throughout this work, the role of the landscape prevails both as a way to naturalize state ideologies and as a means of providing possibilities for reinterpretation in everyday life. Insightful and informative, this is a crucial reference for geographers as well as scholars of international political economy, postcolonial and cultural studies, and Asian history.

Politics of Landscapes in Singapore - Constructions of `Nation' (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Lily Kong Politics of Landscapes in Singapore - Constructions of `Nation' (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Lily Kong
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book shows how power relations that define and challenge the concept of "nation" are played out in and through landscapes.

Has the era of globalization neutralized the institution of "nation?" This thought-provoking book focuses on attempts to build "nation" through landscape. Specifically, it explores strategies employed by Singapore, a multiracial society, to create a Singapore "nation" with an emphasis on the role of landscapes. As such, the authors cast a keen eye on religious buildings, public housing, heritage landscapes, and street name changes as tangible methods of nation-building in a postcolonial society.

The authors point out that notions of "identity" and "nation" are social constructs rooted in history. They then illustrate how "nation" and "national identity" are concepts that are negotiated and disputed by varied social, economic, and political groups -- some of which may actively resist powerful state-centrist attitudes. Throughout this work, the role of the landscape prevails both as a way to naturalize state ideologies and as a means of providing possibilities for reinterpretation in everyday life. Insightful and informative, this is a crucial reference for geographers as well as scholars of international political economy, postcolonial and cultural studies, and Asian history.

Religion and Place - Landscape, Politics and Piety (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong, Elizabeth Olson Religion and Place - Landscape, Politics and Piety (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong, Elizabeth Olson
R2,653 R2,189 Discovery Miles 21 890 Save R464 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique collection highlights the importance of landscape, politics and piety to our understandings of religion and place. The geographies of religion have developed rapidly in the last couple of decades and this book provides both a conceptual framing of the key issues and debates involved, and rich illustrations through empirical case studies. The chapters span the discipline of human geography and cover contexts as diverse as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru, and refugees and faith in South Africa. A number of prominent scholars and emerging researchers examine topical themes in each engaging chapter with significant foci being: religious transnationalism and religious landscapes; gendering of religious identities and contexts; fashion, faith and the body; identity, resistance and belief; immigrant identities, citizenship and spaces of belief; alternative spiritualities and places of retreat and enchantment. Together they make a series of important contributions that illuminate the central role of geography to the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. As such, this collection will be of much interest to researchers and students working on topics relating to religion and place, including human geographers, sociologists, religious studies and religious education scholars.

Creative Economies, Creative Cities - Asian-European Perspectives (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Lily Kong, Justin O'Connor Creative Economies, Creative Cities - Asian-European Perspectives (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Lily Kong, Justin O'Connor
R3,783 R3,206 Discovery Miles 32 060 Save R577 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Justin O'Connor and Lily Kong The cultural and creative industries have become increasingly prominent in many policy agendas in recent years. Not only have governments identified the growing consumer potential for cultural/creative industry products in the home market, they have also seen the creative industry agenda as central to the growth of external m- kets. This agenda stresses creativity, innovation, small business growth, and access to global markets - all central to a wider agenda of moving from cheap manufacture towards high value-added products and services. The increasing importance of cultural and creative industries in national and city policy agendas is evident in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Australia, and New Zealand, and in more nascent ways in cities such as Chongqing and Wuhan. Much of the thinking in these cities/ countries has derived from the European and North American policy landscape. Policy debate in Europe and North America has been marked by ambiguities and tensions around the connections between cultural and economic policy which the creative industry agenda posits. These become more marked because the key dr- ers of the creative economy are the larger metropolitan areas, so that cultural and economic policy also then intersect with urban planning, policy and governance.

Food, Foodways And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption In Post-colonial Singapore (Hardcover): Lily Kong, Vineeta... Food, Foodways And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption In Post-colonial Singapore (Hardcover)
Lily Kong, Vineeta Sinha
R1,109 R1,043 Discovery Miles 10 430 Save R66 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fascinating and insightful volume introduces readers to food as a window to the social and cultural history and geography of Singapore. It demonstrates how the food we consume, the ways in which we acquire and prepare it, the company we keep as we cook and eat, and our preferences and practices are all revealing of a larger economic, social, cultural and political world, both historically and in contemporary times. Readers will be captivated by chapters that deal with the intersections of food and ethnicity, gender and class, food hybridity, innovations and creativity, heritage and change, globalization and localization, and more. This is a must-read for anyone interested in Singapore culture and society.

Religion and Place - Landscape, Politics and Piety (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong, Elizabeth Olson Religion and Place - Landscape, Politics and Piety (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong, Elizabeth Olson
R2,493 Discovery Miles 24 930 Special order

This unique collection highlights the importance of landscape, politics and piety to our understandings of religion and place. The geographies of religion have developed rapidly in the last couple of decades and this book provides both a conceptual framing of the key issues and debates involved, and rich illustrations through empirical case studies. The chapters span the discipline of human geography and cover contexts as diverse as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru, and refugees and faith in South Africa. A number of prominent scholars and emerging researchers examine topical themes in each engaging chapter with significant foci being: religious transnationalism and religious landscapes; gendering of religious identities and contexts; fashion, faith and the body; identity, resistance and belief; immigrant identities, citizenship and spaces of belief; alternative spiritualities and places of retreat and enchantment. Together they make a series of important contributions that illuminate the central role of geography to the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. As such, this collection will be of much interest to researchers and students working on topics relating to religion and place, including human geographers, sociologists, religious studies and religious education scholars.

Religion and Space - Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World (Paperback): Lily Kong, Orlando Woods Religion and Space - Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World (Paperback)
Lily Kong, Orlando Woods
R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world. Lily Kong and Orlando Woods argue that because space is both a medium and an outcome of religious activity, it is integral to understanding processes of religious competition, conflict and violence. The book explores how religious groups make claims to both religious and secular spaces, and examines how such claims are managed, negotiated and contested by the state and by other secular and religious agencies. It also examines how globalisation has given rise to new forms of religious competition, and how religious groups strengthen themselves through the development of social resilience, as well as contribute to resilient societies. Throughout the book, case studies from around the world are used to examine how religious competition and conflict intersect with space. The case studies include topical issues such as competing claims to the Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif in Jerusalem, opposition to the "Ground Zero mosque" in New York City, and the regulation of religious conversion in India and Sri Lanka. By helping readers develop new perspectives on how religion works in and through space, Religion and Space: Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World is an innovative contribution to the study of religion.

Food, Foodways And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption In Post-colonial Singapore (Paperback): Lily Kong, Vineeta... Food, Foodways And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption In Post-colonial Singapore (Paperback)
Lily Kong, Vineeta Sinha
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fascinating and insightful volume introduces readers to food as a window to the social and cultural history and geography of Singapore. It demonstrates how the food we consume, the ways in which we acquire and prepare it, the company we keep as we cook and eat, and our preferences and practices are all revealing of a larger economic, social, cultural and political world, both historically and in contemporary times. Readers will be captivated by chapters that deal with the intersections of food and ethnicity, gender and class, food hybridity, innovations and creativity, heritage and change, globalization and localization, and more. This is a must-read for anyone interested in Singapore culture and society.

Religion and Space - Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World (Hardcover): Lily Kong, Orlando Woods Religion and Space - Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World (Hardcover)
Lily Kong, Orlando Woods
R2,020 Discovery Miles 20 200 Special order

This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world. Lily Kong and Orlando Woods argue that because space is both a medium and an outcome of religious activity, it is integral to understanding processes of religious competition, conflict and violence. The book explores how religious groups make claims to both religious and secular spaces, and examines how such claims are managed, negotiated and contested by the state and by other secular and religious agencies. It also examines how globalisation has given rise to new forms of religious competition, and how religious groups strengthen themselves through the development of social resilience, as well as contribute to resilient societies. Throughout the book, case studies from around the world are used to examine how religious competition and conflict intersect with space. The case studies include topical issues such as competing claims to the Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif in Jerusalem, opposition to the "Ground Zero mosque" in New York City, and the regulation of religious conversion in India and Sri Lanka. By helping readers develop new perspectives on how religion works in and through space, Religion and Space: Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World is an innovative contribution to the study of religion.

Intelligent Computation in Big Data Era - International Conference of Young Computer Scientists, Engineers and Educators,... Intelligent Computation in Big Data Era - International Conference of Young Computer Scientists, Engineers and Educators, ICYCSEE 2015, Harbin, China, January 10-12, 2015, Proceedings (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Hongzhi Wang, Haoliang Qi, Wanxiang Che, Zhaowen Qiu, Leilei Kong, …
R1,918 Discovery Miles 19 180 Special order

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference of Young Computer Scientists, Engineers and Educators, ICYCSEE 2015, held in Harbin, China, in January 2015. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 200 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to intelligent computation in Big Data era, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms, natural language processing, image processing, MapReduce, social network.

Globalisation and the Asia-Pacific - Contested Territories (Hardcover, New): Kris Olds, Philip F. Kelly, Lily Kong, Henry... Globalisation and the Asia-Pacific - Contested Territories (Hardcover, New)
Kris Olds, Philip F. Kelly, Lily Kong, Henry Wai-Chung Yeung, Peter Dicken
R2,674 Discovery Miles 26 740 Special order


Contents:
Acknowledgements. Questions in a crisis: The contested meanings of globalisation in the Asia Pacific. Phillip Kelly and Kris Olds. Global Discourses. Reflections on golobalisation and its (il)logic(s). Bob Jessop. Globalism and the politics of place. Arif Dirlik. The globaisation of the system of business knowledge. Nigel Thrift. Resisting Globalisation: Environmental politics in Eastern Asia. James H. Mittelman. Regional reformations. The political economy of globalisation in East Asia: The Salience of 'Region Building'. Richard Higgott. INvesting in the future: East and Southeast Asian firms in the global economy. Peter Dicken and Henry Wai-chung Yeung. Rethinking globaisation: Re-articulating the spatial scales and temporal horizons of trans-border spaces. Ngai-Ling Sum. Reterritorializing the state. Servicing the global economy: reconfigures states and private agents. Saskia Sassen. Globalisation and the limits to national economic management. Cayetano Paderanga Jr. Global Lives. Class formation, hybridity and ethnification in declining global hegemonies. Jonathan Friedman. Citizens in Transnational nation-states: The Asian experience. Nina Glick Schiller. Globalisation, transmigration nd the renegotiation of ethnic identity. Lily Kong. Globalisation, Postcolonialism and new represenations of the pacific Asia Metropolis. Dean Forbes. References. Index.

Creative Economies, Creative Cities - Asian-European Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009):... Creative Economies, Creative Cities - Asian-European Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009)
Lily Kong, Justin O'Connor
R2,426 R2,301 Discovery Miles 23 010 Save R125 (5%) Special order

Justin O'Connor and Lily Kong The cultural and creative industries have become increasingly prominent in many policy agendas in recent years. Not only have governments identified the growing consumer potential for cultural/creative industry products in the home market, they have also seen the creative industry agenda as central to the growth of external m- kets. This agenda stresses creativity, innovation, small business growth, and access to global markets - all central to a wider agenda of moving from cheap manufacture towards high value-added products and services. The increasing importance of cultural and creative industries in national and city policy agendas is evident in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Australia, and New Zealand, and in more nascent ways in cities such as Chongqing and Wuhan. Much of the thinking in these cities/ countries has derived from the European and North American policy landscape. Policy debate in Europe and North America has been marked by ambiguities and tensions around the connections between cultural and economic policy which the creative industry agenda posits. These become more marked because the key dr- ers of the creative economy are the larger metropolitan areas, so that cultural and economic policy also then intersect with urban planning, policy and governance.

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