South East Asian Culture & Society Products

  • 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 – 2016-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • 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 – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • 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 – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

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

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore

    Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

    By John Solomon

    Untouchable migrants made up a significant proportion of Indian labour migration into Singapore in the 19th and 20th centuries. During this period, they were subject to forms of caste prejudice that powerfully reinforced their identities as untouchables overseas. Today, however, untouchability has…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • 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 – 2016-03-11 
    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 – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Reporting Thailand's Southern Conflict

    Mediating Political Dissent

    By Phansasiri Kularb

    Since 2004, Thailand’s southern border provinces have been plagued by violence. There are a wide array of explanations for this violence, from the revival of Malay nationalist movements and the influence from the global trend of radical Islam, to the power play among the regional underground crime…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam

    Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selves

    Edited by Bianca J. Smith, Mark Woodward

    The traditional Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia, but their cultural significance has been underexplored. This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. By…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema

    Constructing gay, lesbi and waria identities on screen

    By Ben Murtagh

    Indonesia has a long and rich tradition of homosexual and transgender cultures, and the past 40 years in particular has seen an increased visibility of sexual minorities in the country, which has been reflected through film and popular culture. This book examines how representations of gay, lesbian…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Identity Politics and Elections in Malaysia and Indonesia

    Ethnic Engineering in Borneo

    By Karolina Prasad

    In recent social research, ethnicity has mostly been used as an explanatory variable. It was only after it was agreed that ethnicity, in itself, is subject to change, were the questions of how and why it changes, possible to answer. This multiplicity of ethnic identities requires that we think of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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