Climate Risks, Regional Integration, And Sustainability In The Mekong Region by Louis Lebel, Chu Thai Hoanh Et Al
Rapid economic growth coupled with current and projected climate risks are challenging livelihoods and ecosystems in the Mekong region. In this book, the Sustainable Mekong Research Network brings together multi-country studies, each of which included significant engagement with boundary partners, to analyze the impacts of, and ways to adapt to, climate risks and unsustainable growth in a highly interdependent region.
Social Cohesion: Addressing Social Divide In Europe And Asia by Hofmeister, Wilhelm; Patrick Rueppel Et. Al.
This publication addresses issues concerning social cohesion in both Europe and Asia. Subject matter experts from Europe and Asia examine the underlying factors affecting the degree of social cohesion and civic engagement in a number of countries, including the impact of globalisation, increasing multi-culturalism, the working poor, increasing income inequality, social polarisation etc. The papers consider a number of policy initiatives implemented in various countries, assess their effectiveness and proposes policy changes.
Second Chance: A Runner's Story Of Heart Attack And Stroke by Goh Chor Boon
Each year, a few thousands of Singaporeans had the unfortunate encounter with heart attacks and strokes. Increasingly, younger adults below 50 years are adding to the statistics. The alarming matter is that a good number of these folks are people who exercise regularly, or at least they claimed to do so. This book is about a runner's story of his experience with heart attack and stroke. Readers can learn about his trials and tribulations in facing up with the odds and eventually to be running again.
Tombois And Femmes: Defying Gender Labels In Indonesia by Blackwood, Evelyn
This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends ("femmes") in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. Tombois are masculine females who identify as men and desire women; their girlfriends view themselves as normal women who desire men. Through rich, in-depth, and provocative stories, author Evelyn Blackwood shows how these same-sex Indonesian couples negotiate transgressive identities and desires and how their experiences speak to the struggles and desires of sexual and gender minorities everywhere.
New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes And Possibilities by Srila Roy (Ed.)
South Asian Feminism is in crisis. Under constant attack from right-wing nationalism and religious fundamentalism and co-opted by 'NGO-ization' and neoliberal state agendas, once autonomous and radical forms of feminist mobilization have been ideologically fragmented and replaced. It is time to rethink the feminist political agenda for the predicaments of the present.
This timely volume provides an original and unprecedented exploration of the current state of South Asian feminist politics. It will map the new sites and expressions of feminism in the region today, addressing issues like disability, Internet technologies, queer subjectivities and violence as everyday life across national boundaries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Written by young scholars from the region, this book addresses the generational divide of feminism in the region, effectively introducing a new 'wave' of South Asian feminists that resonates with feminist debates everywhere around the globe.
Migration, Health And Inequality by Felicity Thomas; Jasmine Gideon (Eds.)
Should migrants have the same rights as citizens to health care services? What do we mean by rights and by health? And how do we uphold such rights when diasporic networks provide a diversity of opportunities and constraints for people seeking to maintain or restore their health?
Answering these pressing questions, this book highlights recent developments in the areas of migration, human rights and health from a range of countries. Looking at diverse health issues, from HIV to reproductive and maternal health, and a variety of forms of migration, including asylum seeking, labour migration and trafficking, this timely volume exposes the factors that contribute to the vulnerability of different mobile groups as they seek to uphold their wellbeing.
Migration, Health and Inequality argues that we need to look beyond host country responses and biomedical frameworks and include both the role of transnational health networks and indigenous, popular or lay ideas about health when trying to understand why many migrants suffer from low levels of health relative to their host population. Offering a broad range of linkages between migrant agency, transnationalism and diaspora mechanisms, this unique collection also looks at the impact of migrant health on the health and rights of those communities that are left behind.
Anti-Porn: The Resurgence Of Anti-Pornography Feminism by Julia Long
Anti-porn feminism is back. Countering the ongoing 'pornification' of Western culture and society, with lads' mags on the middle shelf and lap-dancing clubs in residential areas, anti-porn movements are re-emerging among a new generation of feminist activists worldwide.
This essential new guide to the problems with porn starts with a history of modern pro and anti political stances before examining the ways in which the new arguments and campaigns around pornography are articulated, deployed and received. Drawing on original ethnographic research, it provides an in-depth analysis of the groups campaigning against the pornography industry today, as well as some eye-opening facts about the damage porn can do to women and society as a whole.
This unique and inspiring book explains the powerful comeback of anti-porn feminism, and it controversially challenges liberal perspectives and the mainstreaming of a porn culture that threatens to change the very nature of our intimate relationships.
Unplanned Development: Tracking Change In South East Asia by Rigg, Jonathan
Unplanned Development offers a fascinating and fresh view into the realities of development planning. While to the outsider most development projects present themselves as thoroughly planned endeavours informed by structure, direction and intent, Jonathan Rigg exposes the truth of development experience that chance, serendipity, turbulence and the unexpected define development around the world.
Based on rich empirical sources from South-East Asia, Unplanned Development sustains a unique general argument in making the case for chance and turbulence in development. Identifying chance as a leading factor in all development planning, the book contributes to a better way of dealing with the unexpected and asks vital questions on the underlying paradoxes of development practice.
Culture, Development And Social Theory: Towards An Integrated Social Development by Clammer, John
Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the centre of debates in development studies. It introduces new ways of conceptualizing culture in relation to development by linking development studies to cultural studies, studies of social movements, religion and the notion of 'social suffering'.
The author expertly argues that in the current world crises it is necessary to recover a more holistic vision of development that creates a vocabulary linking more technical (and predominantly economic) aspects of development with more humanistic and ecological goals. Any conception of post-capitalist society, he argues, requires cultural, as well as economic and political, dimensions.
Biopiracy Watch: A Compilation Of Some Recent Cases (2013) by Hammond, Edward
The biopiracy of genetic resources including seeds, medicinal plants and microbes, as well as of the traditional knowledge of uses of those resources from developing countries, has been going on for too long.
There was hope that the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity would reduce, even prevent, biopiracy and further ensure that the benefits from the utilisation of genetic resources will be shared fairly and equitably with the countries, indigenous peoples and local communities concerned. The Convention being inadequate since it came into force in 1994, several years of new negotiations resulted in the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing to the Convention in 2010. In the meantime, biopiracy is unabated.
This compilation of recent papers on biopiracy published by Third World Network describes cases that span the developing world, from African and Middle Eastern medicinal plants to South American fruit, to Asian microbes, among others.
Cedaw & Malaysia: Malaysian Non-Government Organizations' Alternative Report Assessing The Government's Progress In Implementing The United Nations Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Woman (Cedaw) by Women's Aid Organization
Since the first (and at the time of printing, the only) review of the Malaysian government by the CEDAW Committee in 2006 there have been changes in government policy, however there has not been a substantive change in the status of women's human rights in the country.
This report is the second Malaysia NGO report on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It has been produced by Malaysian NGOs as an Alternative Report, in the absence of the Malaysian government's combined third and fourth periodic report.
Bekerja Dengan Komuniti by Azizan Bahari
Bekerja dengan Komuniti memberi gambaran menyeluruh dan ringkas tentang proses kerja/penyusunan komuniti sebagai suatu pendekatan dan kaedah pemerkasaan serta pembangunan komuniti. Buku ini cuba memaparkan beberapa idea, konsep, dan isu fundamental dalam kerja komuniti yang perlu dibahaskan dan difahami oleh setiap calon/pekerja (penyusun), pemimpin, dan aktivis komuniti. Bekerja dengan Komuniti sesuai sebagai bacaan dan asas perbincangan oleh kalangan pendidik/fasilitator dan pelajar kursus kerja komuniti, kerja social, pembangunan komuniti, kesukarelawanan, dan bidang-bidang berkaitan.
Azizan Bahari, Ph.D, ialah professor madya di University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). Beliau pernah bertugas sebagai pensyarah di Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Pulau Pinang dan Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah. Azizan berpengalaman selaku Setiausaha Kerja dengan Majlis Belia Malaysia, Eksekutif Kanan merangkap editor Buletin Sukarelawan, Yayasan Salam Malaysia, dan Pengarah Eksekutif, Institut Kajian Dasar.
Snowing In Bali: The Incredible Inside Account Of Bali's Hidden Drug World by Bonella, Kathryn
'It's snowing in Bali.' Among Bali's drug dealers it's code that the paradise island is full of cocaine. For the men who run the country's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard.
Snowing in Bali is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that's made Bali one of the world's most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. Kathryn Bonella, bestselling author of Hotel K, has been given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drugfuelled lifestyles: filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing.
From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row in an Indonesian high security jail, Snowing in Bali is a unique, uncensored insight into a hidden world.
Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale Of Women And Power In India by Fontanella-Khan, Amana
In Uttar Pradesh-known as the "badlands" of India-a woman's life is not entirely her own. This is one explanation for how Sheelu, a 17-year-old girl, ended up in jail after fleeing her service in the home of a powerful local legislator. In a region plagued by corruption, an incident like this might have gone unnoticed-except that it captured the attention of Sampat Pal, leader of India's infamous Gulabi (Pink) Gang.
Poor and illiterate, married off around the age of twelve, pregnant with her first child at fifteen, and prohibited from attending school, Sampat Pal has risen to become the courageous commander and chief of a women's brigade numbering in the tens of thousands. Uniformed in pink saris and carrying pink batons, they aim to intervene wherever other women are victims of abuse or injustice. Joined in her struggle by Babuji, a sensitive man whose intellectualism complements her innate sense of justice, and by a host of passionate field commanders, Sampat Pal has confronted policemen and gangsters, officiated love marriages, and empowered women to become financially independent.
In a country where women's rights struggle to keep up with rapid modernization, the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism.
Dapatkan Ex Kembali: Bukan Kitab Rumi Ii by Rumi
Buku ini khas untuk mereka yang sudah pecah hatinya kerana seorang wanita.
Migration And Integration: Common Challenges And Responses From Europe And Asia by Hofmeister, Wilhelm; Patrick Rueppel Et. Al.
This publication includes papers with perspectives from Europe and Asia on dealing with migration and integration. The papers address issues on: What are the migration and integration policies as well as present challenges in European and Asian countries? What can they learn from each other? How do they try to facilitate migration and make it a beneficial process?
Cultural Mapping: A Guide To Understanding Place, Community And Continuity by Pillai, Janet
This book on cultural mapping provides an invaluable resource for everyone interested in having a deeper understanding of the unique character and identity of a historic place and its community. The simple step by step procedures outlining the processes, tools and techniques for collecting and assessing the cultural assets and resources of any community provide the user with a clear methodology to unravel the complex and significant elements which wake up any human settlement. This has been further demonstrated with the illustration from a case study of cultural mapping within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang. An excellent resource for policy makers, planners, cultural advocates and community leaders.
Mental Healthcare Of The Elderly by Kua Ee-Heok; Rathi Mahendran
Mental healthcare in many Asian countries mirrors the British model, which in the past was focused on the large mental asylum but now has a community emphasis. Geriatric Psychiatry books in libraries and bookshops are mainly from Britain and North America. In recent years, Asian countries have begun to rethink, reorganise and introduce innovations to improve their mental health services. Mental Healthcare of the Elderly contains some of these new ideas and is a primer for health professionals who are involved in the care of elderly people with mental health problems like depression and dementia.
Breaking Barriers: Portraits Of Inspiring Chinese-Indonesian Women by Dawis, Aimee
As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia-the world's largest Islamic nation-Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In Breaking Barriers, author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived.
Beyond The Singapore Girl: Discourses Of Gender And Nation In Singapore by Hudson, Chris
The branding of Singapore International Airlines with the image of a beautiful, petite and servile 'Oriental' woman dressed in figure-hugging sarong-kebaya is one of the world's longest running and most successful advertising campaigns. But this image does not simply advertise a service; it is part of a global and national regime of symbolic constructions of gender that today is seen as outdated and sexist. The nation's economic success has been a force for women's liberation. One catastrophic consequence of women's changed lives has been the plunge in fertility rates. Singapore has one of the world's lowest despite energetic government campaigns encouraging women to have more babies. The failure of these campaigns and rethinking of the Singapore Girl highlight a key premise of this book: there are limits to the power of discursive constructions of gender in the national interest.