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AbstractIn this paper, I demonstrate how long-term multigenerational minorities and Japanese residents engage in the current socio-political discourse of “multicultural coexistence” society (tabunkakyōsei shakai), which had not previously been integral to the vocabulary of national rhetoric in...
AbstractModern Beijing’s original Ten Great Buildings (Shi da jianzhu) in 1959 were iconic markers in the re-building of the city as a modern capital fit for the People’s Republic of China. The idea of modern buildings as gauges of the modernisation of the city took hold in official and popular...
AbstractThis paper is an ethnographer’s reconstruction of his experience in Thailand with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in the 1980s and early 1990s, and the flux of opposing biases he was subject to as a black African on one hand and a farang development expert on the...
AbstractIn Singapore, traditional local coffee (kopi) and coffee shops (kopitiam) compete with a growing slew of third-wave cafés and their specialty brews. In this context, we show that coffee offers a window into understanding contemporary millennial youth culture in the society. This report...
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