Scholars have extensively studied the entry of restaurant chains such as McDonald’s into Asia and their reception, while attention has also been paid to ethnic restaurants as agents of cultural globalization. But what about the globalization of artisanal foods led by professional workers themselves? This book looks at artisanal pizza in Japan as a cultural object globalized and domesticated through the agency of the food producer, and shows that not only the food, but also the craftsperson, is going global. The volume analyzes the reception of pizza in Japan, the transnational flow of pizza chefs moving between Italy and Japan, and the impact that the food and the workers’ movements have on the craft of pizza-making itself.
Pizza and Pizza Chefs in Japan: A Case of Culinary Globalization
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 ...
Anthony S. Rausch
Paul C. Irwin Crookes
Edited by Francis Khek Gee Lim
Combining wide-ranging empirical investigations and sophisticated theoretical reflections, this book offers a comprehensive analysis on the interactions between religion and technology, thereby elucidating the complex relationships between spirituality, social and identity formation, sovereignty ...
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