Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Welcome to the 2021 Special Issue of IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Law as/and Culture: Reconfiguring Human Rights and Justice Dear Readers, This special issue mainly grew out of an advanced seminar on Cultural Studies that I guest-taught at the National University of Singapore in 2018, where there has been a long-time engagement with interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the field of Cultural Studies through NUS’s Asian

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A Quest for “Justice” in Capital Punishment: A Socio-Legal Study of the Nirbhaya Gangrape Case

Author: Samra Irfan, National University of Singapore Email: samrairfan@u.nus.edu Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.07 Citation: Irfan, S. (2021). A Quest for “Justice” in Capital Punishment: A Socio-Legal Study of the Nirbhaya Gangrape Case. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.07 Abstract The December 16, 2012 gang rape case in India’s capital ignited fierce discussion on

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What Constitutes a “Due” Burden on Women’s Access to Abortion: A Cultural Discourse Analysis of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Author: Gao Xueying, National University of Singapore Email: gaoxueying@u.nus.edu Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.06 Citation: Gao, X. (2021). What Constitutes a “Due” Burden on Women’s Access to Abortion: A Cultural Discourse Analysis of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.06 Abstract We can find numerous international treaties and legal documents

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Challenging the Constitutionality of Section 377A in Singapore: Towards a More Humanist Treatment of Homosexuality in Singapore Law

Author: Baey Shi Chen, National University of Singapore Email: shichen.baey@u.nus.edu Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.05 Citation: Baey. S. C. (2021). Challenging the Constitutionality of Section 377A in Singapore: Towards a More Humanist Treatment of Homosexuality in Singapore Law. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.05 Abstract This paper examines the tensions between the law, politics

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The Hadiya Case: Human Rights Violations and State Islamophobic Propaganda in India

Author: Adhvaidha Kalidasan, National University of Singapore Email: e0212236@u.nus.edu; adhvaidha.kt@gmail.com Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.04 Citation: Kalidasan, A. (2021). The Hadiya Case: Human Rights Violations and State Islamophobic Propaganda in India. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.04 Abstract This paper examines the “Hadiya case” which in the years 2016 and 2017 was well known

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Killing with No Punishment: Police Violence and Judicial (In)justice

Author: Angus Siu-cheong Li, Hong Kong Baptist University Email: angussiucheongli@gmail.com Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.03 Citation: Li, S. C. (2021). Killing with No Punishment: Police Violence and Judicial (In)justice. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.03 Abstract This article offers a critical reading of the Limbu Case that took place in 2009 in Hong Kong.

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The Air-conditioned Nation under Global Warming – An Exploratory Study of the Speech and Assembly Freedom and Politics of Space in Singapore

Author: Hei Ting Wong, National University of Singapore Email: htwong@u.nus.edu Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.02 Citation: Wong, H. T. (2021). The Air-conditioned Nation under Global Warming – An Exploratory Study of the Speech and Assembly Freedom and Politics of Space in Singapore. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.02 Abstract Singapore is known to have

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Toward a Juris-cultural Studies of Human Rights

Author: John Nguyet Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University Email: johnerni@hkbu.edu.hk Published: January 22, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.01 Citation: Erni, J. N. (2021). Toward a Juris-cultural Studies of Human Rights. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(SI). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI.01 Abstract This special issue grew out of an advanced seminar on Cultural Studies that I guest-taught at the National University of

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Special Issue

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Special Issue: “Law as/and Culture: Reconfiguring Human Rights and Justice” Guest Editor: John Nguyet Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University Editor-in-Chief: Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: January 22, 2021 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI Editor’s Introduction Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies – Volume 6 –

Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Dear Readers, If in the last issue, published about six months ago, I had timidly expressed the hope that by the time the publication of this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies had rolled around, things might have gone back to normal, by now, dear readers, we all know that I was sadly

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Manifestations of Orí (Head) in Traditional Yorùbá Architecture

Author: Adeyemi Akande, University of Lagos, Nigeria Email: adeakande@unilag.edu.ng Published: November 2, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.01 Citation: Akande, A. (2020). Manifestations of Orí (Head) in Traditional Yorùbá Architecture. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.01 Abstract Yorùbá traditional architecture is not spontaneous. It is a product of a well-structured cultural and religious system. Every aspect from the

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Face and Authority: Cultural Challenges of Teaching in China

Author: Paweł Zygadło, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, PRC Email: pawel.zygadlo@xjtlu.edu.cn Published: November 2, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.05 Citation: Zygadło, P. (2020). Face and Authority: Cultural Challenges of Teaching in China. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.05 Abstract This article is meant as a reflection on the applicability of modern educational theories in a society in which

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Lights, Action, Naughty Bits: A Thematic Analysis of New Zealanders’ Attitudes to Naked Attraction

Authors: Justin Matthews, Auckland University of Technology Angelique Nairn, Auckland University of Technology Email: angelique.nairn@aut.ac.nz Published: November 2, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.04 Citation: Matthews, J., & Nairn, A. (2020). Lights, Action, Naughty Bits: A Thematic Analysis of New Zealanders’ Attitudes to Naked Attraction. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.04 Abstract The sexualisation of culture has generated

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Small Palm Oil Plantation as Political Arena: Environmental Narratives Among Workers and NGOs in Aceh, Indonesia

Author: Giulia Zaninelli, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy Email: g.zaninelli2@campus.unimib.it Published: November 2, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.03 Citation: Zaninelli, G. (2020). Small Palm Oil Plantation as Political Arena: Environmental Narratives Among Workers and NGOs in Aceh, Indonesia. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.03 Abstract This contribution examines the different environmental visions surrounding small palm oil plantations

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ArchDaily and Representations of Domestic Architecture in the era of Digital Platforms

Authors: Bruno Cruz Petit, Universidad Motolinía del Pedregal, Mexico Tomás Errazuriz Infante, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile Email: cruzpetit@hotmail.com Published: November 2, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.02 Citation: Cruz Petit, B. & Errazuriz Infante, T. (2020). ArchDaily and Representations of Domestic Architecture in the era of Digital Platforms. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2.02 Abstract At present, ArchDaily.com

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 5 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 5 – Issue 2 Editor: Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: November 2, 2020 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.2 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Holger Briel, Editor-in-Chief, IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Articles Manifestations of Orí (Head) in Traditional Yorùbá Architecture Adeyemi

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Corrigendum | doi:10.22492/ijcs.5.1.03

Uncivil Rights: The Abuse of Tribal Sovereignty and the Termination of American Indian Tribal Citizenship IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 5 Issue 1 Article 3 Author: Kenneth N. Hansen, California State University, Fresno, USA Email: kennethh@mail.fresnostate.edu Corrigendum Published: May 5, 2020 Article First Published: April 4, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.03 Corrigendum The document below contains a

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Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Dear Readers, Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, whose publication coincides with the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. At first, during late January and early February 2020, the world breathlessly stared at China, fascinated by the ill fate that had befallen its populace, deemed to be far removed from the

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Repair: Mongolian Art as Reimagination of the Pastoral Identity

Author: Jamie N. Sanchez, Biola University, USA Email: jamie.sanchez@biola.edu Published: April 4, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.05 Citation: Sanchez, J. N. (2020). Repair: Mongolian Art as Reimagination of the Pastoral Identity. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.05 Abstract Many Mongols in Northern China grapple with threats to their cultural identity. Ongoing economic development, rapid urbanization, Hanification, and

“A New and Curious Route to Cairo” – World’s Fairs and the Stereotyping of the Middle East (1851–1893)

Author: Holly O’Farrell, University of Limerick, Ireland Email: holly.ofarrell@ul.ie Published: April 4, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.04 Citation: O’Farrell, H. (2020). “A New and Curious Route to Cairo” – World’s Fairs and the Stereotyping of the Middle East (1851–1893). IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.04 Abstract This paper looks at the exhibiting of Middle Eastern cultures in

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Uncivil Rights: The Abuse of Tribal Sovereignty and the Termination of American Indian Tribal Citizenship

Author: Kenneth N. Hansen, California State University, Fresno, USA Email: kennethh@mail.fresnostate.edu Published: April 4, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.03 Citation: Hansen, K. N. (2020). Uncivil Rights: The Abuse of Tribal Sovereignty and the Termination of American Indian Tribal Citizenship. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.03 Abstract Starting in the 1990s, an increasing number of Indigenous people have

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Psychobilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease in Athens

Authors: Michael Tsangaris, University of Piraeu, Greece Konstantina Agrafioti, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Email: mtsang@unipi.gr Published: April 4, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.02 Citation: Tsangaris, M., & Agrafioti, K (2020). Psychobilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease in Athens. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.02 Abstract The complexity and the bizarre nature of Psychobilly as a music

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Applying Burn’s Kineikonic Mode to a Dangdut Music Performance: Via Vallen’s Sayang at the 2018 Indonesian Choice Awards 5.0 NET

Author: Alberta Natasia Adji, Airlangga University, Indonesia Email: alberta.adji@gmail.com Published: April 4, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.01 Citation: Adji, A. N. (2020). Applying Burn’s Kineikonic Mode to a Dangdut Music Performance: Via Vallen’s Sayang at the 2018 Indonesian Choice Awards 5.0 NET. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1.01 Abstract Andrew Burn’s Kineikonic Mode theory of categorising visual

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 5 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 5 – Issue 1 Editor: Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: April 4, 2020 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.5.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, whose publication coincides with the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Holger Briel, Editor-in-Chief, IAFOR Journal of Cultural

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Thailand in the European Cinematic Imagination: The Phenomenon and Legacy of Emmanuelle (Fr 1974)

Author: Alexander J. Klemm, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thailand Email: alexander.kl@kmitl.ac.th Published: December 9, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.05 Citation: Klemm, A. J. (2019). Thailand in the European Cinematic Imagination: The Phenomenon and Legacy of Emmanuelle (Fr 1974). IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.05 Abstract Movie markets in Europe and the United States saw a considerable

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Historicizing Martial Arts Cinema in Postcolonial Hong Kong: The Ip Man Narratives

Author: Jing Yang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China Email: publications@iafor.org Published: December 9, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.04 Citation: Yang, J. (2019). Historicizing Martial Arts Cinema in Postcolonial Hong Kong: The Ip Man Narratives. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.04 Abstract The surge of Hong Kong martial arts films in the new millennium transformed the classic

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The Audience’s Cognitive Attitude to Nollywood Films’ Representation of Pre-Colonial South-East Nigeria

Authors: Kate Azuka Omenugha, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria Nelson Obinna Omenugha, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Henry Chigozie Duru, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria Email: komenugha@gmail.com Published: December 9, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.03 Citation: Omenugha, K. A., Omenugha, N. O., & Dura, H. C. (2019). The Audience’s Cognitive Attitude to Nollywood Films’ Representation of Pre-Colonial South-East Nigeria. IAFOR Journal

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Swaying Nature – Native and Poetic Conceptions of the Forest among the Wichí and in Robert Frost’s Poems

Author: Guadalupe Barúa, CONICET, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Email: guabar@gmail.com Published: December 9, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.02 Citation: Barúa, G. (2019). Swaying Nature – Native and Poetic Conceptions of the Forest among the Wichí and in Robert Frost’s Poems. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.02 Abstract Usually, analogies about nature exist in the native and

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An Assessment of Destination Image and Factors Responsible for Perceived Customer Value of Osun Osogbo Grove, World Heritage Site, Osun State, Nigeria

Authors: Bola Olusola Adeleke, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria Kayode Ogunsusi, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria Email: adelekeb@run.edu.ng Published: December 9, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2.01 Citation: Adeleke, B. A., & Ogunsusi, K. (2019). An Assessment of Destination Image and Factors Responsible for Perceived Customer Value of Osun Osogbo Grove, World Heritage Site, Osun State, Nigeria. IAFOR Journal of Cultural

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 4 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 4 – Issue 2 Editor: Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: December 9, 2019 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.4.2 Articles An Assessment of Destination Image and Factors Responsible for Perceived Customer Value of Osun Osogbo Grove, World Heritage Site, Osun State, Nigeria Bola Olusola Adeleke, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria