Anthropology: South East Asia

  • History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos: The Past Inside the Present book cover

    History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos

    The Past Inside the Present, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Petit

    This book captures the dynamics of history, memory, and territorial cults in Houay Yong, a Tai Vat village situated in the multiethnic highland frontier between Laos and Vietnam. Taking seriously the experiences of the villagers, it partakes in a broader movement to reintegrate highlanders and…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asian Societies

  • Kinship, population and social reproduction in the 'new Indonesia': A study of Nuaulu cultural resilience book cover

    Kinship, population and social reproduction in the 'new Indonesia'

    A study of Nuaulu cultural resilience, 1st Edition

    By Roy Ellen

    Nuaulu people on the Indonesian island of Seram have displayed remarkable linguistic and cultural resilience over a period of 50 years. In 1970 their language and traditional culture was widely considered ‘endangered.’ Despite this, Nuaulu have not only maintained their animist identity and shown a…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Change and Continuity in the Pacific: Revisiting the Region book cover

    Change and Continuity in the Pacific

    Revisiting the Region, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Connell, Helen Lee

    Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the region. The contributors to this book have all conducted long-term…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • Urbanization in Vietnam book cover

    Urbanization in Vietnam

    1st Edition

    By Gisele Bousquet

    Most studies on urbanisation focus on the move of rural people to cities and the impact this has, both on the cities to which the people have moved, and on the rural communities they have left. This book, on the other hand, considers the impact on rural communities of the physical expansion of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability: Floods and slum life in Indonesia book cover

    Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

    Floods and slum life in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Roanne van Voorst

    Different people handle risk in different ways. The current lack of understanding about this heterogeneity in risk behaviour makes it difficult to intervene effectively in risk-prone communities. Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability offers a unique insight in the everyday life of a group of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Worlding Multiculturalisms: The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling book cover

    Worlding Multiculturalisms

    The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel P. S. Goh

    Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Political Theories in East Asian Context

  • Indonesia-Malaysia Relations: Cultural Heritage, Politics and Labour Migration book cover

    Indonesia-Malaysia Relations

    Cultural Heritage, Politics and Labour Migration, 1st Edition

    By Marshall Clark, Juliet Pietsch

    Drawing on social media, cinema, cultural heritage and public opinion polls, this book examines Indonesia and Malaysia from a comparative postcolonial perspective. The Indonesia–Malaysia relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Southeast Asia, especially because…

    Paperback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia: An Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature book cover

    Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia

    An Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature, 1st Edition

    By Frode F. Jacobsen

    This book focuses on social and cultural trends in present-day Hadrami Arab societies in Eastern and Central Indonesia, and the history of the Hadrami Arab people, which demonstrates an early form of globalization. For centuries migration has played a vital part in Hadrami adaptation.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia: New Ethnographic Explorations book cover

    Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia

    New Ethnographic Explorations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sin Wen Lau, Nanlai Cao

    This volume examines the dynamic, mutually constitutive, relationship between religion and mobility in the contemporary era of Asian globalisation in which an increasing number of people have been displaced, forcefully or voluntarily, by an expanding global market economy and lasting regional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia book cover

    Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Ford, Lenore Lyons

    This book brings together extensive recent innovative research on the study of men and masculinities in Southeast Asia. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Timor-Leste, the book examines both dominant and marginal…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Changing Village Environment in Southeast Asia: Applied anthropology and environmental reclamation in the northern Philippines book cover

    The Changing Village Environment in Southeast Asia

    Applied anthropology and environmental reclamation in the northern Philippines, 1st Edition

    By Ben Wallace

    This book follows the work of the 'Good Roots Project' - a multi-year forestry and agriculture research project in the Philippines. The scheme is an attempt on the part of industry, science and the government to better understand the processes of deforestation and initiate a strategy by which…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Migrant Workers in Asia: Distant Divides, Intimate Connections book cover

    Migrant Workers in Asia

    Distant Divides, Intimate Connections, 1st Edition

    By Nicole Constable

    This book provides rich and provocative comparative studies of South and Southeast Asian domestic workers who migrate to other parts of Asia. These studies range from Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, to Yemen, Israel, Jordan, and the UAE. Conceptually and methodologically, this book challenges us…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15
    Routledge

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