Democracy on Trial
Social Movements and Cultural Politics in Post-Authoritarian Taiwan
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Chinese University Press, The|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $45.00|
| Book Description: |
Writing "an ethnography of democracy," Ya-Chung Chuang masterfully describes and analyzes a multifaceted Taiwanese society. Contradicting mainstream research on political cultures, which relies heavily on survey data and statistical analysis, Ya-Chung Chuang produces an anthropologically inspired, contextually rich study using original source materials. He traces a genealogy of pivotal concepts, such as sovereignty, identity, and locality, at the heart of Taiwan's democratic...