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  • 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 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 

  • 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 – 2016-02-19 
    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 – 2016-01-22 
    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 – 2016-01-22 
    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 Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    Brunei, although a relatively small state, is disproportionately important on account of its rich resource base. In addition, in recent years the country has endeavoured to play a greater role in regional affairs, especially through ASEAN, holding the chair of the organisation in 2013, and also…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Arhem, 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 – 2015-11-23
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast 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 – 2015-10-01
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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 – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-09-28
    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 – 2015-09-21

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