IQAS 53:2 | Infrastructuring and Ecologising a New Global Hegemony?
The growing influence of China appears to be both a contributing cause and partial effect of the perceived international vacuum of the multilateral action needed to prevent and respond to a serious moment of planetary crises. The burning question of the age arguably concerns how China will use, expand or lose its remarkable sources of economic, political and technological influence in this system crisis scenario while attempting to stabilise (or at least not upend) its own economic and socio-political conditions in the process. This Special Issue presents a series of insightful papers across a range of empirical sites that illuminate not only that profound change is underway with the (uncertain) rise of China and the global reach of its infrastructural projects amidst planetary phase shift, but also how that is currently unfolding.
Infrastructuring Authoritarian Power: Arab-Chinese Transregional Collaboration Beyond the State
Julia Gurol, Benjamin Schütze
The Brazil-China Nexus in Agrofood: What Is at Stake in the Future of the Animal Protein Sector
John Wilkinson, Fabiano Escher, Ana Garcia
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During the past decades, Asian Studies scholars have made outstanding contributions on the topic of how political elites have promoted changes in clothing in their projects of modernising their citizens or creating new nationalist identities (such as by inventing national dress). But the visual power of the politics of appearances allows also marginal and oppressed groups to send powerful messages. This special issue proposes to shift the analytical lens from the way sartorial changes have come from above – i.e., from political elites in power – to examining instead how resistance movements, including women’s movements, social movements, minorities and marginalised groups, utilise the semiotics of dress to advance their agendas from below. Thus, this issue underscores the importance of dress, bodily deportment, fashion and etiquette, analysing how these have been intrinsic to the performance of social, political, cultural, religious and gendered identities, and in challenging the status quo. The focus here is on how dress and fashion are marshalled for the performance of collective action, socio-political dissent, alternative politics and identity politics.
This issue of IQAS seeks to focus on the 1960s in Asia, covering East, South-east and South Asia and discussing the decade from perspectives that have often escaped notice. It sheds a critical light on the notion of the “global sixties” and focuses on the local in order to grasp the spirit of the 1960s in selected Asian countries. It looks at individual nation-states but also transcends their borders, tracing transnational and transregional connectivities, mobilities and relations
The consequences of threat constructions and security-dominated politics in many Asian states and regions have been all too apparent recently: The invocation of “security” and the often violent practices of security agents constitute a powerful “key mode of governing”. In offering various empirical studies guided by the pragmatic frameworks of securitisation and Critical Security Studies, this Special Issue (edited by Werner Distler) aims at deconstructing security as a governing mode in the Asian context.
"New Area Studies and Southeast Asia" is the title of the recently published issue of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies, edited by Claudia Derichs, Jörn Dosch, Conrad Schetter and Uwe Skoda.
"Urban Poetics and Politics in Asia, Part II" is the title of the recently published issue of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies, edited by Claudia Derichs, Jörn Dosch, Conrad Schetter, Uwe Skoda.
"Urban Poetics and Politics in Asia" is the title of the recently published issue of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies, edited by Claudia Derichs, Jörn Dosch, Conrad Schetter, Uwe Skoda.