The Newsletter 57 Summer 2011

Remaking area studies

Eyal Ben-Ari

Goss, Jon and Wesley-Smith, Terence (eds), 2010. Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning Across Asia and the Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 248 pages. ISBN 978 0 8248 3321 3 (paperback).

This collected volume off ers fascinating insights and contentions in regard to studying and teaching about Asia and the Pacifi c. At its heart is a discussion about area studies within global transformations in the fl ow of capital and people, the rise of new political centers, and intense cultural exchanges and identity claims. Specifi cally, its essays critically engage the social, intellectual and institutional contexts within which knowledge about an area is produced.

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