Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Welcome to Volume 6 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Dear Readers, As humanity is approaching its third year under COVID-19, the virus’s grim day-to-day toll is becoming increasingly clear. By the end of 2021, over 5 million people will have died from the disease and many are continuing to die on a daily basis. The world has not even yet begun to count the

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Media Power: Cigarette Package Design in China

Author: Xiaolong Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China Email: [email protected] Published: January 26, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.05 Citation: Zhang, X. (2022). Media Power: Cigarette Package Design in China. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.05 Abstract Chinese tobacco packaging can be viewed as complex advertising practice. On the one hand, the cigarette pack is used to attract

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Innovation in Cultural Heritage Preservation in Taiwan: Lessons for Indonesia

Authors: Riela Provi Drianda, Waseda University, Japan Laila Zohrah, Singaperbangsa University, Indonesia Adiwan Fahlan Aritenang, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia Email: [email protected] Published: January 26, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.04 Citation: Drianda, R. P., Zohrah, L., & Aritenang, A. F. (2022). Innovation in Cultural Heritage Preservation in Taiwan: Lessons for Indonesia. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.04 Abstract

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Psychological Effects of Iranian Mirror-Tile Artwork – A Phenomenological Approach

Author: Naeim Sepehri, Independent Scholar, Iran Email: [email protected] Published: January 26, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.03 Citation: Sepehri, N. (2022). Psychological Effects of Iranian Mirror-Tile Artwork – A Phenomenological Approach. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.03 Abstract Mirror-tile artwork is one of the most recent and striking phenomena in Iranian Spiritual Art. Aside from being an aesthetic

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Is There a Correspondence Between “Orientalism” and The Orient? – Said, Dyson and Sen

Author: Amitabha Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India Email: [email protected] Published: January 26, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.02 Citation: Gubta, A. (2022). Is There a Correspondence Between “Orientalism” and The Orient? – Said, Dyson and Sen. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.02 Abstract The study of cultural encounters has thrown up many important methodological and theoretical

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Screen Ontologies or Teaching the Virus a Lesson: A Few Things that Work in Online Education and a Few that Don’t

Author: Holger Briel, BNU-HKBU-UIC, China Email: [email protected] Published: January 26, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.01 Citation: Briel, H. (2022). Screen Ontologies or Teaching the Virus a Lesson: A Few Things that Work in Online Education and a Few that Don’t. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2.01 Abstract The recent global disruption in education due to the COVID-19

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Issue 2 Editor-in-Chief: Holger Briel, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), China Executive Editor: Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan Published: January 26, 2022 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.2 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Holger

Welcome to Volume 6 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Dear Readers, Welcome to IJCS Issue 6.1! The Editorial Team of the issue hopes that the articles contained herein will be as thought-provoking and inspiring as those from previous issues. Where our last issues were written under the continuing threat of COVID-19, this issue has come together at a time when at least some parts

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The Three Epochs of Hong Kong Lolita Subculture: Cultural Hybridization and Identity Construction

Authors: Shuk-fan Fanny Wong, Senior Instructor, University of Macau Wai-sum Amy Lee, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.05 Citation: Wong, S. F., & Lee, W. S. (2021). The Three Epochs of Hong Kong Lolita Subculture: Cultural Hybridization and Identity Construction. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.05 Abstract Lolita is identified as

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The Ancestors of a New Society: The Tribes (Buzoku) and their Journey through the Misunderstandings of the Japanese Countercultural Scene

Author: Yaxkin Melchy, University of Tsukuba, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: July 14, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.04 Citation: Melchy, Y. (2021). The Ancestors of a New Society: The Tribes (Buzoku) and their Journey through the Misunderstandings of the Japanese Countercultural Scene. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.04 Abstract Buzoku 部族, generally translated as The Tribe (or The

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Does an Upcycling Kimono Practice Support Recycle-Oriented Cultural Sustainability? Japanese College Students’ Perspectives

Author: Minako McCarthy, The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA Email: [email protected] Published: July 14, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.03 Citation: McCarthy, M. (2021). Does an Upcycling Kimono Practice Support Recycle-Oriented Cultural Sustainability? Japanese College Students’ Perspectives. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.03 Abstract Kimono (a traditional Japanese garment worn by women) has played an important role

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The Influence of National Cultural Attributes on Locally Produced Designs: Case Study of Malaysian Design

Authors: Hwee Ling Siek, Sunway University, Malaysia Cheng Ean Lee, Sunway University, Malaysia Email: [email protected] Published: July 14, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.02 Citation: Siek, H. L., & Lee, C. E. (2021). The Influence of National Cultural Attributes on Locally Produced Designs: Case Study of Malaysian Design. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.02 Abstract This paper examines

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Making Sovereignty Mean Something: Native Nations and Creative Adaptation

Author: Michelle Watts, American Public University System, United States of America Email: [email protected] Published: July 14, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.01 Citation: Watts, M. (2021). Making Sovereignty Mean Something: Native Nations and Creative Adaptation. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.01 Abstract Scholarship regarding Native Nations has often focused on the problems of Native Nations caused by a

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Holger Briel, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), China Published: July 14, 2021 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1 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 Making Sovereignty

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]; [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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