South East Asian Culture & Society Products

  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Århem, Guido Sprenger

    Animism refers to ontologies or worldviews which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike. Recent years have seen a revival of this concept in anthropology, where it is now discussed as an alternative to modern-Western naturalistic notions of human-environment relations.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

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

    Hardback – 2015-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • State Management of Religion in Indonesia

    By Myengkyo Seo

    Although Indonesia is generally considered to be a Muslim state, and is indeed the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, it has a sizeable Christian minority as a legacy of Dutch colonialism, with Christians often occupying relatively high social positions. This book examines the management…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Thailand in the Cold War

    By Matthew Phillips

    Thailand’s position during the Cold War was ambiguous: the country’s political leadership was very keen to maintain the country’s independence on the world stage, yet at the same time was anxious to establish the country’s credentials as staunchly anti-communist. However, as this book argues,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Urbanization in Vietnam

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Re-producing Chineseness in Southeast Asia

    Scholarship and Identity in Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Chih-yu Shih

    Identity politics can impede Chinese identification in southeast Asia because the migrant population, particularly the intellectual aspect of that population, have to consider the political effects of their intellectual and social activities on the survival of Chinese communities. Similarly, these…

    Hardback – 2015-09-25 
    Routledge

  • Gambling, the State and Society in Thailand, c.1800-1945

    By James A. Warren

    During the nineteenth century there was a huge increase in the level and types of gambling in Thailand. Taxes on gambling became a major source of state revenue, with the government establishing state-run lotteries and casinos in the first half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, over the same…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Challenging Southeast Asian Development

    The shadows of success

    By Jonathan Rigg

    Over the course of the last half century, the growth economies of Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – have transformed themselves into middle income countries. This book looks at how the very success of these economies has bred new challenges,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
    Routledge

  • The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia

    Palm Oil and Patronage

    By Helena Varkkey

    Despite the efforts of Southeast Asian governments and of ASEAN, transboundary haze continues to be a major environmental problem in Southeast Asia. This book demonstrates that the issue is complex, and explains why efforts to solve the problem in purely political terms are ineffective, and likely…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

  • Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projects

    Edited by Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world’s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers…

    Hardback – 2015-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

  • Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

    By Brooke Schedneck

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through…

    Hardback – 2015-05-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

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