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Modernity and identity : Asian illustrations / Alberto Gomes.

By: Gomes, Alberto G, 1954-
Contributor(s): La Trobe University. Institute of Asian Studies
Language: English Publisher: Bundoora : La Trobe University Press, 1994.Description: [viii], 285p. : tables ; 23cm.ISBN: 1863240160
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Includes bibl. references. - "This book is an outcome of a one-day conference on `Modernity and minorities in Asia' sponsored by the Institute of Asian Studies of La Trobe University." - Contents: Introduction / A. Gomes; Subalternity and the construction of Malay identity / J. Kahn; Desire and conquest: the politics of eroticism and repression in the construction of Chinese identity / A. McLaren; Gender and modernity in Malaysia / M. Stivens; Modernity, identity and constructions of Malay womanhood / L. Healey; Modernist anthropology's "comparative" project: the construction of Indian identity as tradition / K. Ram; Development and tradition in Sri Lanka: the Sinhalese state and minority Tamils / R. Bastin; Modernity and Semai ethnogenesis / A. Gomes; Building identity and the modernisation of language: minority language policy in Thailand and China / D. Bradley; "Modern" Japan and social identity / K. Okano; The politics of identity: Malay squatters in industrialising Malayasia / P. Guinness; The construction of subordination in India: the Untouchables and the OBC / O. Mendelsohn.