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  • The Appeal of the Philippines

    Spain, Cultural Representation and Politics.

    By Jose Diaz-Rodriguez

    This book examines the different means through which Spain has revisited its ex-colony - the Philippines - in recent years. Focusing on seven major exhibitions organized in the period 1998-2012, the ‘poetics’ and ‘politics’ of Spanish representations of the Philippines are critically examined. Even…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Rita Padawangi

    The study of urbanization in Southeast Asia has been a growing field of research over the past decades. The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia opens a new perspective on urban life in the region. It offers a collection of the major streams and themes in the studies of the cities…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • Sex Trafficking and the Media

    Perspective from Thailand and the United States

    By Meghan Sobel

    This book explores how sex trafficking has been reported in the media. The book is set in the context of reportage of this human rights abuse in two varying political landscapes – the United States being a developed democracy and Thailand experiencing continued political turmoil including a May…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia

    Shaping Minds, Saving Souls

    By Azmil Mohd Tayeb

    Despite their close geographic and cultural ties, Indonesia and Malaysia have dramatically different Islamic education, with that in Indonesia being relatively decentralized and discursively diverse, while that in Malaysia is centralized and discursively restricted. The book explores the nature of…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Family and Population Change in Singapore

    A unique case in the global family change

    Edited by Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Shu Hu

    This book depicts the evolution of Singapore’s family and population landscape in the last half a century, the related public policies, and future challenges. Since the country’s independent in 1965, family and population policies have been an integral part of its national building developmental…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Jakarta

    Claiming spaces and rights in the city

    Edited by Jorgen Hellman, Marie Thynell, Roanne van Voorst

    Jakarta is being transformed in an unknown speed and manner by new types of urban authorities and drivers of transformation. These actors are moving in a field of opportunity that was created by recent and severe changes in the economic, socio-political and natural environment of Jakarta.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20 
    Routledge Research on Urban Asia

  • Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines

    Edited by Mark R. Thompson, Eric Vincent C. Batalla

    The Philippines is a fascinating example of a "poor country democracy" where issues of economic development and poverty, political participation and stability, as well as ethnicity and migration are crucial. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philippines provides a comprehensive overview of the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 

  • Media Consumption in Malaysia

    A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

    By Tony Wilson

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Philippine Politics

    Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy

    By Lynn T. White III

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia

    Engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia

    By Adeline Koh, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

    Singapore and Malaysia are rapidly modernising, globalising Asian states which, although being distinct nations since 1965, share common elements in the on-going struggle over the meaning of gender and sexuality in their societies. This is the first book to discuss a range of discourses around…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge Research on Gender in 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,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand

    Socio-cultural responses

    By Monica Lindberg Falk

    Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought about by this natural disaster urges focus on recovery and post-disaster reconstruction…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

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