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Johanna Gondouin, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, and Ingrid Ryberg

portrayal of the Thai women in the series does very little to counter dominant stereotypes. Instead, we argue, it invokes a fetishising notion of the vulnerability of South East Asian female bodies as available, consumable for sexual and reproductive labour, and ultimately disposable.  123 The politics of reproduction 123 Aestheticised images of the suitcase floating in the water, with long black hair leaking out of it, are recurrent in the first episode. Examining the distorted corpse, it is this hair, determined by the forensic pathologist to be of Asian texture

in The power of vulnerability
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Southern worlds, globes, and spheres
Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis

colonial desires for settlement and belonging); and visual, oral, and performance cultures that disrupt Eurocentric literary chronologies. 105 These kinds of unsettling, hyphenated, and hybrid texts also speak to hybrid forms of belonging, especially in relation to multi-ethnic communities such as the Cape Colony, where, as Archie L. Dick has shown, Cape Muslims ‘created an independent world view’ with their stories ‘recall[ing]’, ‘recreat[ing]’, and ‘blend[ing]’ the ‘folklore worlds of East Asia and Africa’. 106 As the ultimate composite genre, travel writing

in Worlding the south
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Holly Dugan

with the East than with the classical past. As early as the ninth century, Persia imported musk from the Tonkin region of Tibet and China through dedicated ‘musk routes’, routes similar to those of the Silk routes but connecting central and east Asia with the medieval Islamic world.12 From the Arabic misk, Persian mushk, and probably from the Sanskrit mushká for ‘scrotum’, musk was harvested from adult male deer, one of several species of Moschus, which produced musk in a vesicle near its genitals. Inside the vesicle, the animal’s glandular secretions formed

in The senses in early modern England, 1558–1660
On last animals and future bison
Joshua Schuster

economies near these areas. Animals agree somehow to remain in small numbers in their downsized ranges, while humans agree to leave them more or less unimpeded while paying for the privilege to observe contemporary ecology in action. These enclaves (Myers et al. 2000: 853), which now largely describe the de facto habitats of the 10 per cent, offer a special kind of animal capital. Inside these zones, economics and animal population size reach a kind of collusion. For example, lions used to roam almost all of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and even much of Europe. Now that

in Literature and sustainability
Chloe Porter

important for my study is what iconoclasm may tell us about early modern spectatorship. Fabio Rambelli and Eric Reinders, writing on iconoclasm in East Asia, view the destruction of images as a process with transformative implications for the iconoclast as much as for the destroyed object: The destruction of objects produces new meanings

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama
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Culture, criticism, theory since 1990
Scott Brewster

’ connected the Republic with the ‘tiger’ economies of East Asia. The point, Cleary stresses, is not to find perfect symmetry between Ireland and other former colonies; it is rather ‘to think the ways in which specific national configurations are always the product of dislocating intersections between local and global processes that are not simply random but part of the internally contradictory structure of the modern capitalist world system’.79 This discussion has surveyed the responses within cultural production and cultural criticism to Ireland’s rapid economic

in Irish literature since 1990