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  • Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster

    Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano

    By Phillip Drake

    Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia’s history. Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Indo-Australian Relations

    Encounters beyond the State

    Edited by Philip Darby

    This book explores a range of connections between India and Australia that fall outside the formal diplomacy of the two states. It examines how race, class and gender shape conceptions of the two nations, whose voices are heard and whose are not, and the politics that emerge from sport, culture,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia

    Transforming the Margins

    Edited by Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler, Anna-Teresa Grumblies

    Since colonial rule, the island of Java served as Indonesia’s imagined centre and prime example of development, while the Outer Islands were constructed as the state’s marginalised periphery. Recent processes of democratisation and regional autonomy, however, have significantly changed the power…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Other Kuala Lumpur

    Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

  • Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Jaclyn L Neo

    At the heart of constitutional interpretation is the struggle between, on the one hand, fidelity to founding meanings, and, on the other hand, creative interpretation to suit the context and needs of an evolving society. This book considers the recent growth of constitutional cases in…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines

    Young People Reinterpreting Religion

    By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Singapore

    Negotiating State and Society, 1965-2015

    Edited by Jason Lim, Terence Lee

    On 9 August 2015, Singapore celebrated its 50th year of national independence, a milestone for the nation as it has overcome major economic, social, cultural and political challenges in a short period of time. Whilst this was a celebratory event to acknowledge the role of the People’s Action Party…

    Paperback – 2016-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia

    Edited by Tim Lindsey, Helen Pausacker

    Despite its overwhelmingly Muslim majority, Indonesia has always been seen as exceptional for its diversity and pluralism. In recent years, however, there has been a rise in "majoritarianism", with resurgent Islamist groups pushing hard to impose conservative values on public life – in many cases…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian cultural history and historiography, with an ultimate aim of broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an…

    Hardback – 2016-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Women in Modern Burma

    By Tharaphi Than

    This book challenges the popular notion that Burmese women are powerful and are granted equal rights as men by society. Throughout history Burmese women have been represented as powerful and as having equal status to men by western travellers and scholars alike. National history about women also…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia

    Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas

    By Sumanto Al Qurtuby

    Maluku in eastern Indonesia is the home to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the most part been living peaceably since the sixteenth century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out between local Christians and Muslims, and escalated into large-scale communal violence once the Laskar…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore

    Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

    By John Solomon

    Untouchable migrants made up a substantial proportion of Indian labour migration into Singapore in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this period, they were subject to forms of caste prejudice and discrimination that powerfully reinforced their identities as untouchables overseas. Today…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

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