Women on the Verge

Author: Karen Kelsky
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822328162
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DIVExplores issues of gender, race and national identity in Japan, by taking up for critical analysis an emergent national trend, in which some urban Japanese women turn to the West--through study abroad, work abroad, and romance with Westerners-- in order/div

Western Dreams

Author: Kallypso Masters
ISBN: 9781941060254
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Kallypso Masters, three-time USA Today bestselling author of the Rescue Me Saga and author of ROAR, has been hailed by devoted readers as "a reader's writer," one who interacts with readers, does meticulous research, and gives readers what they want (although not always when they want it). WESTERN DREAMS is a collection of five original, SHORT glimpses into the lives of two beloved couples from the Rescue Me Saga. This collection gives readers some quick peeks at Ryder and Megan (including two "secret" scenes mentioned in NOBODY'S DREAM that took place off the page, as well as two others that take place after the ending of that book). Readers also will catch a glimpse of how Luke and Cassie are settling in and progressing in their relationship at their new mountaintop haven. We begin with Ryder and Megan Wilson's honeymoon bike ride through Colorado. When Ryder's PTSD kicks in, he takes a detour that leads to surprises--and some sexy fun. As their destiny on the ranch unfolds, watch them explore the BDSM lifestyle in ways that will delight. In the final vignette in this collection, watch as Luke returns from three long days at the ranch to find Cassie immersed in her outdoor soaking tub as the snow flurries swirl around them. Readers will relish this glimpse into how Luke continues to condition Cassie, steering her in the direction of a future dynamic in the BDSM lifestyle--baby step by baby step.EXTRA! EXTRA! This collection includes a long, sexy excerpt from Kallypso's ROAR featuring a new couple faced with an unthinkable choice. ROAR is a standalone novel that will eventually serve as a bridge to the romantic suspense trilogy with the long-awaited romances of Patrick Gallagher, Mistress V. Grant, Gunnar Larson--and their love interests.

Asian Values Western Dreams

Author: Greg Sheridan
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741764629
Format: PDF
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Asian Values, Western Dreams provides a provocative examination of the cultural relationship between Asia and the West. It asks a simple question: how do Asian societies maintain their cultural uniqueness in the face of Western cultural, economic and military power, in the face of globalisation? In the wake of the regional economic crisis, Sheridan examines lives and societies in stress and transition. He draws on hundreds of interviews across Asia and the United States, from Presidents and Prime Ministers to beggars and housewives, from civil servants and traders to politicians and prostitutes. He challenges popular interpretations from Western gurus such as Sam Huntington, Francis Fukuyama and former Hong Kong governor, Chris Patten. Instead Sheridan chases Asian Values down the houtungs (lane ways) of Beijing and across the kampungs of Malaysia, into the old colonial cities of India and out to the smallest village in the Philippines countryside. He draws on a wide range of scholarship and twenty years experience working in the region to offer an ambitious, region-wide interpretation of the Asian Values debate. A mixture of travel writing and cultural and political analysis, Asian Values, Western Dreams offers insights into relations between Asian nations, as well as between Asia and the West. Whether for the executive or student, the Western traveller or the Asian reader interested in learning about their neighbours, Asian Values, Western Dreams is an indispensable guide to the new Asia.

Eastern Spirit Western Dreams

Author: Woo Jin Jung
Publisher: Beavers Pond Press
ISBN: 9781592980901
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Eastern Spirit, Western Dreams captures the true hardships and joys of a small town farm boy from South Korea who journeys to the United States to live out his American dream.

Selling Western Dreams

Author: Thi Nhai Nguyen
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Onshore international students in universities, are often ascribed a deficit identity. This is associated, in the literature, with stereotyping and discrimination in the host countries. However, alternative perspectives are emerging that challenge such views and focus instead on the central role of students' agency in shaping their own educational identities. Although valuable, this latter body of research is limited because it generally does not address the identities of offshore international students; those who pursue an overseas programme in their home country. How agential are they? This study explores the manner in which international students' identities are formed in the transnational education (TNE) market. It focuses specifically Australian courses and programs in Vietnam. It examines this transnational education market, the principles upon which it operates and the manner in which it seeks to shape students' identities via processes of commodification and colonisation through the promotion of what I call Western dreams. It also shows how offshore international Vietnamese students engage this market, and how they respond to such process of commodification and colonisation. It identifies the mismatches between the ways offshore international students position themselves and how ATNE institutions position them.Two main research methods are employed; in-depth interview and semiotic analysis. The former are used to draw out students' experiences of consuming ATNE products and the structures of feelings involved. The latter is employed to discover how Western dreams and ideologies are embedded in the ATNE promotional materials. In bringing these two methods together, I offer a picture of the ATNE market from both sides: production and consumption.My interviewees are undertaking their studies in transnational educational programs in Vietnam. Understanding these programs required me to identify the manner in which they intersect with various economic, cultural, political dimensions of globalisation and colonialism. I show that these intersections help to shape students' identities by offering a new set of alluring attributes while also putting traditional Vietnamese identities under pressure to change. Specifically I illustrate how these global education market forces and their associated ideologies morph with local forces (culture, traditions and the Vietnamese nation-state) to displace students' identities and evoke in them highly contradictory feelings. They are excited and disappointed, they feel exploited but at the same time they feel creative and fulfilled. Ultimately, their education leaves them feeling very ambivalent. My research contributes to the body of knowledge known as 'international education studies'. It offers insights into the identity formation of offshore international students in Vietnam and confirms that they are strong self-forming agents. While challenging the consumer and production fetishism of the transnational education market, it also indicates that students are, what I call, agonised consumers who identify the exploitation they are subject to in this market while also experiencing some exhilaration. This study offers a fresh approach to interpreting offshore international student identities, thereby enriching understandings of not only of student identities but also of the practices of the ATNE institutions.


Author: K. Bulkeley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137085452
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The recent centennial of the original publication of Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams has generated a new wave of critical reappraisals of this monumental work. Considered one of the most important books in Western history, scholars from an astonishing variety of academic fields continue to wrestle with Freud's intricate theories and insights. Dreams is a long overdue collection of writing on dreams from many of the top scholars in religious studies, anthropology, and psychology departments. The volume is organized into three thematic sections: traditions, individuals and methods. The twenty-three articles highlight the most important theories, the most contentious debates, and the most far-reaching implications of this growing field of study.

China Dreams

Author: William A. Callahan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199339546
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After celebrating their country's three decades of fantastic economic success, many Chinese are now asking, "What comes next?" How can China convert its growing economic power into political and cultural influence around the globe? William A. Callahan's China Dreams gives voice to China's many different futures by exploring the grand aspirations and deep anxieties of a broad group of public intellectuals. Stepping outside the narrow politics of officials vs. dissidents, Callahan examines what a third group--"citizen intellectuals"--think about China's future. China Dreams eavesdrops on fascinating conversations between officials, scholars, soldiers, bloggers, novelists, film-makers and artists to see how they describe China's different political, strategic, economic, social and cultural futures. Callahan also examines how the PRC's new generation of twenty- and thirty-somethings is creatively questioning "The China Model" of economic development. The personal stories of these citizen intellectuals illustrate China's zeitgeist and a complicated mix of hopes and fears about "The Chinese Century," providing a clearer sense of how the PRC's dramatic economic and cultural transitions will affect the rest of the world. China Dreams explores the transnational connections between American and Chinese people, providing a new approach to Sino-American relations. While many assume that 21st century global politics will be a battle of Confucian China vs. the democratic west, Callahan weaves Chinese and American ideals together to describe a new "Chimerican dream."

Western Rationality and the Angel of Dreams

Author: Murray Lionel Wax
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693757
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Throughout recorded time people have been fascinated by dreams and their meanings. Tribal societies valorize knowledge obtained from dreams and respect possession as a channel for revelation. In contrast, implicit in Western intellectual thought is an image of the human as a non-social atom with a unitary and rational mind, which turns dreaming into an epiphenomenom or, for Freud, a neurosis in miniature. Integrating materials from anthropology, post-Freudian psychoanalysis, social evolution, and the social psychology of Mead, Cooley, James, and Sullivan, this book offers a view of the self and the psyche that provides meaning to the views of traditional peoples on dreams, possession, and the loss of self.

Dream Travelers

Author: Roger Ivar Lohmann
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403963307
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In dreams, part of the self seems to wander off to undertake both mundane tasks and marvelous adventures. Anthropologists have found that many peoples take this experience of dreaming at face value, assuming that their spirits literally leave the body to travel, meet other spirits, and acquire valuable knowledge--with dramatic consequences for relationships, social organization, and religions. This book is about Melanesian, Aboriginal Australian, and Indonesian peoples who hold this assumption. Several leading anthropologists contribute theoretically and ethnographically rich chapters showing that attention to these peoples' dream lives deeply enhances our understanding of their cultures and waking lives as well.

Among All These Dreamers

Author: Kelly Bulkeley
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791429303
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This multidisciplinary volume examines the cultural and social relevance of dream studies, looking at various ways that the field can contribute to the resolution of the modern West s most troubling social issues. The essays offer novel insights on education, sexual abuse, ecology, crime, race, gender, religion, politics, death, and cross-cultural conflict. The contributors argue that the study of dreams can provide valuable resources to regain a vibrant, trustworthy sense of moral and spiritual orientation in life."