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Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Richard Baxstrom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the transformation of urban space and the reordering of the demographic character of Brickfields, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur. The book offers an ethnographic ... More


East Asia

Atalanta Myerson

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The East Asian offices of the Press served a vast area that comprised Japan and Korea in the north, through China, to Malaysia and Indonesia in the south. The region underwent political turmoil, ... More


Durians, Diversity, and Independence: The Malaysian Theatre Stages Its Multiethnic Heritage

Catherine Diamond

in Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter demonstrates how the theatre scene in Kuala Lumpur reveals the many layers of interaction and exclusion at work in Malaysian society. While English fluency aids the country in global ... More


Making of a “World-Class City”: The State and Transnational Migrant Labor

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter Two discusses Kuala Lumpur’s origin as a 19th century colonial trading settlement and its late 20th century ascendance as a world city on the global arena. In the effort to address key ... More


Travel Histories – From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Beyond

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of travel histories in which the travel writer explores a place's complex history of movement and cultural mobility and examines how the innovative travel writer ... More


East Asia

Atalanta Myerson

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The East Asian region encompassed OUP operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Japan, and each country presented distinct challenges for the Press. Asian markets were ... More


Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Christine B.N. Chin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This book introduces an innovative ‘3C’ framework of city, creativity, and cosmopolitanism to analyze why and how the forces of neoliberal economic restructuring processes, and people’s responses to ... More


Kaleidoscope of City, Creativity, and Cosmopolitanism

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of non-trafficked migrant women sex workers in major cities of the world, and poses the central question, ‘In what ways and with what consequences do ... More


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