Sites of Modernity
Sites of Modernity: Asian Cities in the Transitory Moments of Trade, Colonialism, and Nationalism
Springer | Anthropology | April 29 2016 | ISBN-10: 3662457253 | 179 pages | pdf | 2.44 mb
Editors: Wongsurawat, Wasana (Ed.)
Covers a broad and varied geographical area
Presents papers from a team of contributors with diverse academic backgrounds, methodologies and nationalities
Focuses on important moments of transition through trade, colonialism and nationalism
This book investigates, compares and contrasts the experience of entering into and engaging in modernity and the modern era in many parts of the Asian continent. It focuses on the coming into being, development, and transformation of major urban centers from Tokyo to Mumbai from the late 19th century to the present, providing a broad overview of this crucial period of transition in Asia, not only from diverse geographical and historical perspectives, but also incorporating a broad range of further disciplines.
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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