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Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

1st Edition

David Hicks
January 12, 2018

By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the...

Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues

Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues

1st Edition

Ooi Keat Gin
January 12, 2018

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...

Urbanization in Vietnam

Urbanization in Vietnam

1st Edition

Gisele Bousquet
January 03, 2018

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...

Human Trafficking in Cambodia

Human Trafficking in Cambodia

1st Edition

Chenda Keo
November 22, 2017

Reporting the findings of a comprehensive study of human trafficking in Cambodia, this book focuses on the characteristics and operations of the traffickers. It provides a theoretical framework that explains the emergence of the phenomenon, and the role of moral panic and western hegemony in the...

Animism in Southeast Asia

Animism in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Kaj Arhem, Guido Sprenger
November 22, 2017

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....

Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia: The Case of Papua

Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia: The Case of Papua

1st Edition

Budi Hernawan
November 01, 2017

State-sponsored torture and peacebuilding encapsulate the essence of many of the current conflicts in Indonesia. Papua in particular provides a thought-provoking example of the intricacy and complexity of building peace amidst enduring conflict and violence. This book examines the complex power...

Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

1st Edition

Dominik M. Mueller
October 26, 2017

Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and...

Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

1st Edition

Micheline Lessard
October 13, 2017

Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the...

Islam in Modern Thailand: Faith, Philanthropy and Politics

Islam in Modern Thailand: Faith, Philanthropy and Politics

1st Edition

Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown
October 13, 2017

This book addresses the complexity of Islam in Thailand, by focusing on Islamic charities and institutions affiliated to the mosque. By extrapolating through Islam and the waqf (Islamic charity) in different regions of Thailand the diversity in races and institutions, it demonstrates the regional...

Adolescents in Contemporary Indonesia

Adolescents in Contemporary Indonesia

1st Edition

Lyn Parker, Pam Nilan
October 12, 2017

The youth demographic is a large and growing cohort in Indonesia, and adolescents embody the currents of social change. Throughout the twentieth century they were significant agents of social protest leading to social and political transformation. This book looks at the importance of adolescents in...

Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked: Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor

Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked: Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor

1st Edition

Christopher J. Shepherd
October 12, 2017

Focusing on rural development and environmental management, this book brings together the detailed history of development in East Timor under two colonial regimes and under the contemporary conditions of national independence. It addresses two comparative areas of development: across the three...

New Media and the Nation in Malaysia: Malaysianet

New Media and the Nation in Malaysia: Malaysianet

1st Edition

Susan Leong
October 12, 2017

In the four decades or so since its invention, the internet has become pivotal to how many societies function, influencing how individual citizens interact with and respond to their governments. Within Southeast Asia, while most governments subscribe to the belief that new media technological...

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