Contested Embrace

Author: Jaeeun Kim
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804797627
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Political Science

Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic focus to explore how a state relates to people it views as "external members" such as emigrants and diasporas. Specifically, Jaeeun Kim analyzes disputes over the belonging of Koreans in Japan and China, focusing on their contested relationship with the colonial and postcolonial states in the Korean peninsula. Extending the constructivist approach to nationalisms and the culturalist view of the modern state to a transnational context, Contested Embrace illuminates the political and bureaucratic construction of ethno-national populations beyond the territorial boundary of the state. Through a comparative analysis of transborder membership politics in the colonial, Cold War, and post-Cold War periods, the book shows how the configuration of geopolitics, bureaucratic techniques, and actors' agency shapes the making, unmaking, and remaking of transborder ties. Kim demonstrates that being a "homeland" state or a member of the "transborder nation" is a precarious, arduous, and revocable political achievement.

A Little Gay History

Author: R. B. Parkinson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231166638
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

Documents the history of homosexuality and its representation in art, using objects from the British Museum's collection that date from 9000 BC to the present to illustrate how same-sex love has always been a part of human history.

Zigzag

Author: Nicholas Booth
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 9780349417301
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his work for the Reich. He was also the only German spy ever to be parachuted into Britain twice. But it was all an illusion: Eddie fooled the Germans in the same way he conned his victims in civilian life. He was working for the British all along. Until now, the full story of Eddie Chapman's extraordinary exploits has never been told, thwarted by the Official Secrets Act. Now at last all the evidence has been released, including Eddie's M15 files, and a complete account of what he achieved is told in this enthralling book.

The Watchdog That Didn t Bark

Author: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231536288
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Business & Economics

In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

Cold War Ruins

Author: Lisa Yoneyama
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822374114
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Social Science

In Cold War Ruins Lisa Yoneyama argues that the efforts intensifying since the 1990s to bring justice to the victims of Japanese military and colonial violence have generated what she calls a "transborder redress culture." A product of failed post-World War II transitional justice that left many colonial legacies intact, this culture both contests and reiterates the complex transwar and transpacific entanglements that have sustained the Cold War unredressability and illegibility of certain violences. By linking justice to the effects of American geopolitical hegemony, and by deploying a conjunctive cultural critique—of "comfort women" redress efforts, state-sponsored apologies and amnesties, Asian American involvement in redress cases, the ongoing effects of the U.S. occupation of Japan and Okinawa, Japanese atrocities in China, and battles over WWII memories—Yoneyama helps illuminate how redress culture across Asia and the Pacific has the potential to bring powerful new and challenging perspectives on American exceptionalism, militarized security, justice, sovereignty, forgiveness, and decolonization.

Decentering Citizenship

Author: Hae Yeon Choo
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804799607
Release Date: 2016-06-08
Genre: Social Science

Decentering Citizenship follows three groups of Filipina migrants' struggles to belong in South Korea: factory workers claiming rights as workers, wives of South Korean men claiming rights as mothers, and hostesses at American military clubs who are excluded from claims—unless they claim to be victims of trafficking. Moving beyond laws and policies, Hae Yeon Choo examines how rights are enacted, translated, and challenged in daily life and ultimately interrogates the concept of citizenship. Choo reveals citizenship as a language of social and personal transformation within the pursuit of dignity, security, and mobility. Her vivid ethnography of both migrants and their South Korean advocates illuminates how social inequalities of gender, race, class, and nation operate in defining citizenship. Decentering Citizenship argues that citizenship emerges from negotiations about rights and belonging between South Koreans and migrants. As the promise of equal rights and full membership in a polity erodes in the face of global inequalities, this decentering illuminates important contestation at the margins of citizenship.

Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea

Author: Carter J. Eckert
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674659865
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: History

For South Koreans, the early 1960s to late 1970s were the best and worst of times—a period of unprecedented economic growth and deepening political oppression. Carter J. Eckert finds the roots of this dramatic socioeconomic transformation in the country’s long history of militarization, personified in South Korea’s paramount leader, Park Chung Hee.

Ethnic Nationalism in Korea

Author: Gi-Wook Shin
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080475408X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

This book explains the roots, politics, and legacy of Korean ethnic nationalism, which is based on the sense of a shared bloodline and ancestry. Belief in a racially distinct and ethnically homogeneous nation is widely shared on both sides of the Korean peninsula, although some scholars believe it is a myth with little historical basis. Finding both positions problematic and treating identity formation as a social and historical construct that has crucial behavioral consequences, this book examines how such a blood-based notion has become a dominant source of Korean identity, overriding other forms of identity in the modern era. It also looks at how the politics of national identity have played out in various contexts in Korea: semicolonialism, civil war, authoritarian politics, democratization, territorial division, and globalization.

The Capitalist Unconscious

Author: Hyun Ok Park
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231540513
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: History

The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. As Hyun Ok Park demonstrates, rather than territorial integration and family union, the capitalist unconscious drives the current unification, imagining the capitalist integration of the Korean peninsula and the Korean diaspora as a new democratic moment. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic research in South Korea and China, The Capitalist Unconscious shows how the hegemonic democratic politics of the post-Cold War era (reparation, peace, and human rights) have consigned the rights of migrant laborers—protagonists of transnational Korea—to identity politics, constitutionalism, and cosmopolitanism. Park reveals the riveting capitalist logic of these politics, which underpins legal and policy debates, social activism, and media spectacle. While rethinking the historical trajectory of Cold War industrialism and its subsequent liberal path, this book also probes memories of such key events as the North Korean and Chinese revolutions, which are integral to migrants' reckoning with capitalist allures and communal possibilities. Casting capitalist democracy within an innovative framework of historical repetition, Park elucidates the form and content of the capitalist unconscious at different historical moments and dissolves the modern opposition among socialism, democracy, and dictatorship. The Capitalist Unconscious astutely explores the neoliberal present's past and introduces a compelling approach to the question of history and contemporaneity.

Maritime Security in East and Southeast Asia

Author: Nicholas Tarling
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811025884
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Political Science

This volume investigates the nature of threats facing, or perceived as facing, some of the key players involved in Asian maritime politics. The articles in this collection present case studies on Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia as a whole and focus on domestic definitions of threats and conceptualisations of security. These studies map the differing understandings of danger in this region and explore how contending narratives of "threats" and "security" affect the national maritime security policy deliberations within the countries of this region. Those interested in maritime security and management in Asia will find this collection an invaluable addition to the literature on this topic.

Intimate Empire

Author: Nayoung Aimee Kwon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0822359251
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: History

Nayoung Aimee Kwon examines the Japanese language literature written by Koreans during late Japanese colonialism. She demonstrates that simply characterizing that literature as collaborationist obscures the complicated relationship these authors had with colonialism, modernity, and identity, as well as the relationship between colonizers and the colonized.

Thai Stick

Author: Peter Maguire
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231161343
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Thailand’s capital, Krungtep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and “the City of Angels” to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During the 1970s, it became a modern Casablanca to a new generation of treasure seekers: from surfers looking to finance their endless summers to wide-eyed hippie true believers and lethal marauders leftover from the Vietnam War. Moving a shipment of Thai sticks from northeast Thailand farms to American consumers meant navigating one of the most complex smuggling channels in the history of the drug trade. Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter are the first historians to document this underground industry, the only record of its existence rooted in the fading memories of its elusive participants. Conducting hundreds of interviews with smugglers and law enforcement agents, the authors recount the buy, the delivery, the voyage home, and the product offload. They capture the eccentric personalities who transformed the Thai marijuana trade from a GI cottage industry into one of the world’s most lucrative commodities, unraveling a rare history from the smugglers’ perspective.

Digital Expectations and Experiences in Education

Author: Eyvind Elstad
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789463006484
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre: Education

Introduction; Part I. Educational Technology Beyond Learning; Educational Technology – Expectations and Experiences: An Introductory Overview; ICT and Education Beyond Learning: A Framework for Analysis, Development and Critique; Part II. Educational Technology in Schools; Educational Technology in Schools: Policymaking and Policy Enactment; What Explains Pupils’ Perceived Motivational Conflict between Academic Work and Off-Task Behaviour in Technology-Rich Classrooms?; Why Is There a Wedge between the Promise of Educational Technology and the Experiences in a Technology-Rich Pioneer School?; On the Life of ICT and School Leadership in a Large-Scale Reform Movement: A Case Study; A Small Step Strategy to Boost Integration of Digital Technology in Learning and Teaching at an Upper-Secondary School; Part III. Social Networking Sites, Social Media, and Internet: Challenging Issues for Schools; Social Networking Sites, Social Media, and Internet: Challenging Issues for Schools; The Social Media Natives: The Relationship between Young Peoples’ Media User Type and Their Media Use at School; Cyber Harassment and Quality of Life; The Impact of Cyberbullying and Cyber Harassment on Academic Achievement; Ninth Graders’ Use of and Trust in Wikipedia, Textbooks, and Digital Resources from Textbook Publishers; Examining Gender Differences in ICT Literacy, Interest, and Use: Norwegian Results from the ICILS 2013; Part IV. Coda; Backwards and Forwards: Reflections on Teaching in a Digital Age.

Discreet Power

Author: Christina Garsten
Publisher: Emerging Frontiers in the Glob
ISBN: 0804794146
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Business & Economics

Disentangling discretionary governance -- Liquid mandate -- Setting precedence -- The status machinery -- Mobilizing for the future -- Political sway -- Conclusions : a new narrative for future globalization?