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Globalization, Minorities and Civil Society
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One effect of globalization has been urban restructuring in various cities of Asia, increasing migration from Asia to European cities, and the intensification of debates about citizenship. The multi-dimensional constellations of ethnic minorities in Asian and European cities have become increasingly divided, stratified, and segmented. The post-colonial legacy permeates these phenomena. This book examines developments in Asia and Europe on the basis of fieldwork surveys, examining anti-globalization movements and minority group dissent at the local level, and their effects on civil society. Chapters include studies of the homeless in Manila, Thai-Chinese residents in Bangkok, Islam in Bali, and the Bangladesh community in London.
HASEGAWA Koichi is a Japanese sociologist and Professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University. He obtained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Tokyo in 2004 and is renowned for his research on environmental sociology. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1977 and after working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Literature, University of Tokyo, moved to Tohoku University in 1984 where he took up a lecturing position in the Faculty of Liberal Arts. He served as Associate Professor from 1987 before being appointed to his current position in 1997.
YOSHIHARA Naoki is a Japanese sociologist who is Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University. He has a PhD in Sociology and specializes in urban, regional and Asian sociology. In addition to theoretical research based on American urban sociology and new urban sociology, he has conducted empirical research on post-war Japanese communities with a special focus on neighborhood associations.
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