The meanings of marriage and divorce have shifted significantly in the past few decades, particularly in economies in Asia where rapid economic growth has transformed the social fabric. This book arises from possibly the most comprehensive study of divorce done in Singapore. The study highlights the root causes of divorce, and focuses on the impact of changing ideologies on marital stability. Themes that surfaced in the appreciation of why some marriages fail include women's changing expectations and their roles in the family, courtship expectations and the role of romantic love, parenthood demands and work stressors. The discussions are drawn from data collected from a large-scale representative survey of a study group comprising disolved marriages as well as a control group of intact marriages. Scholars investigating marriage and family in Asia will find the rich data content useful. The sociological insight makes the book a relevant read for all interested in family dynamics.
Marriage Dissolution in Singapore
Edited by Eldar Bråten, University of Bergen
Embedded Entrepreneurship examines the importance of cultural meaning in the creation and utilization of economic value. The authors demonstrate that micro-scale entrepreneurship in Insular Southeast Asia is culturally embedded, and suggest theoretical convergences between economic anthropology ...
Edited by Richard Fox Young, Princeton Theological Seminary and Jonathan A. Seitz, Taiwan Theological Seminary
Asia in the Making of Christianity studies the experience of converts from fifteen locations throughout Asia, using a variety of approaches to examine the meaning of becoming Christian. The book addresses and assesses models under debate for understanding religious conversion.
Edited by Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University
Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.
Hiroko Kawanami, Lancaster University
In Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma, Kawanami offers a detailed account of how Buddhist nuns build their monastic community through fostering scriptural education and engaging in religious activities devoted to the dissemination of the Buddha's teaching.
Edited by Thomas A. Reuter, University of Melbourne and Alexander Horstmann, Mahidol University
Revitalization of religious and cultural traditions is taking place in nearly all contemporary Asian societies and beyond. Faith in the Future: Understanding the Revitalization of Religions and Cultural Traditions in Asia provides a comparative analysis of the key features and aspirations of ...
This book analyzes the reception of artisanal pizza in Japan through the lens of professional pizza chefs. The movement of food and workers, and the impact that such movements have on the artisanal workers occupation are at issue.
Anthony S. Rausch
Paul C. Irwin Crookes
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