The Politics of Locality

The Politics of Locality : Making a Nation of Communities in Taiwan

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 381g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138995118
  • 9781138995116

Table of contents

Taiwan: Contested Identities
Fieldwork Encounter
On Ethnographic Positionality
Framework of Chapters
1. Mapping the Local in a Global Terrain
Reappraisal of Culture Workers by a Transformed State
Globalization and Localization - An Issue for Contestation
The Significance of Place in Anthropology
Place and Structural Nostalgia
East Asian Modernity
Locality and Nation-state in the Global Terrain
Spaces of Hope
2. The Emergence of Local Culture
Cultural Transformation in 1990s Taiwan
Cultural Policy in Taiwan before the 1990s
The Rise of Community Culture
The National Festival of Culture and Arts
Textbook Reform
Proliferation of the Local Culture Workers
Concluding Remarks
3. Localizing the National Past: Historic Preservation in Tanshui
A Geo-historical Sketch of Tanshui
Hobei Cultural and Historical Society
Tanshui Homeland Study Group and Missionary Nostalgia
Tanshui Cultural Foundation and its Unfinished Project
The Controversy over the Riverfront Express Highway Project
Concluding Remarks
4. Localizing the National Future: Place-Making Movement in Ilan
Ilan County - Geography and History
A Brief Political History
The Spiritual Homeland of Taiwanese People
Creating a Space for Local History
Colonial Nostalgia
New Architecture Movement - Creating a New Landscape
Ilan Residential House Project
Community-building Policy
Conflicting Visions, Contested Identities
Creating a Cannon of Ilan Culture
5. Searching for an Authentic Community
Invention of 'Local Culture'
A Geographical Sketch of Baimi
The Establishment of the Baimi Community Development Association
The Intervention of the State and County Government
Spectacle Consumerism
The Divisions within the Community
What is 'Community?'
6. Enactment of a Nationscape: Travelling the Local DifferenceS
Tourism in History
Tanshui: National Historic Town - The Foreign is Our Past
Mass Rapid Transit: Modern Time, Global Space
Dadaocheng: History is an Exotic Place
Ilan: History is in Our Future
Tour of Ilan
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