New Release Books by Lily Kong

Lily Kong is the author of Emma and Ginger (2016), Religion and Space (2016), Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities (2015), The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion (2014) and other 9 books.

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Emma and Ginger

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Emma and Ginger
Here are two things Emma knows for sure: One, she’s lost Ginger. Two, the doctor says she has “dyslexia”. What’s…dyslexia? Will Mum and Dad be mad? And will she ever find Ginger?

Religion and Space

release date: Feb 11, 2016
Religion and Space
This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world. Lily Kong and Orlando Woods argue that because space is both a medium and an outcome of religious activity, it is integral to understanding processes of religious competition, conflict and violence. The book explores how religious groups make claims to both religious and secular spaces, and examines how such claims are managed, negotiated and contested by the state and by other secular and religious agencies. It also examines how globalisation has given rise to new forms of religious competition, and how religious groups strengthen themselves through the development of social resilience, as well as contribute to resilient societies. Throughout the book, case studies from around the world are used to examine how religious competition and conflict intersect with space. The case studies include topical issues such as competing claims to the Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif in Jerusalem, opposition to the “Ground Zero mosque” in New York City, and the regulation of religious conversion in India and Sri Lanka. By helping readers develop new perspectives on how religion works in and through space, Religion and Space: Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World is an innovative contribution to the study of religion.

Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities

release date: Jan 30, 2015
Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities
While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world. Scholars from a wide array of religions and disciplines interpret both the varieties of conversion experiences and the processes that inform this personal and communal phenomenon. This volume examines the experiences of individuals and communities who change religions, those who experience an intensification of their religion of origin, and those who encounter new religions through colonial intrusion, missionary work, and charismatic and revitalization movements. The thirty-two innovative essays provide overviews of the history of particular religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. The essays also offer a wide range of disciplinary perspectives-psychological, sociological, anthropological, legal, political, feminist, and geographical-on methods and theories deployed in understanding conversion, and insight into various forms of deconversion.

Conserving the Past, Creating the Future

release date: Jan 01, 2011

The Naga Awakens

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Naga Awakens
Using the Southeast Asian regional landscape as its area of enquiry, the book addresses a wide range of issues that countries in the region face as they move towards the 21st century.

Arts, Culture, and the Making of Global Cities

release date: Jan 30, 2015
Arts, Culture, and the Making of Global Cities
'This volume makes two very significant contributions to the literature on Asian cities: it shifts the focus away from manufacturing and real estate as drivers of growth to the role of creativity in fostering the development of global cities; and it chronicles how arts and culture are changing the physical character of the cities studied. It is a highly welcome addition to our understanding of the dynamics of urban Asia and its increasing importance in generating global culture.'- Susan Fainstein, Harvard Graduate School of Design, US and author of The Just CityWhile global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. Providing a thorough comparison of their urban imaging strategies and attempts to harness arts and culture, as well as more organically evolved arts activities and spaces, this book analyses the relative successes and failures of these cities. Offering rich ethnographic detail drawn from extensive fieldwork, the authors challenge city strategies and existing urban theories and reveal the many complexities in the art of city-making.

Singapore Hawker Centres

release date: Jan 01, 2007

Landscapes

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Landscapes
Landscapes is a timely and well-written analysis of the meaning of cultural landscapes. The book delves into the layers of meaning that are invested in ordinary landscapes as well as landscapes of spectacle and power. Landscapes is a powerful and vivid application of the new cultural geography to case studies not previously visited within cultural geography texts.

The Girl who Wears Two Watches

release date: Jan 01, 2019

Changes in Industrial Landscape and the Future of Service Economy

release date: Jan 01, 2015
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