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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 28 new and published books in the subject of South East Asian Culture & Society — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

    By Cynthia Joseph

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia’s ethnic affirmative...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia

    From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace

    By Steve Sharp

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines, through the case study of Indonesia over recent decades, how the reporting of violence can drive the escalation of violence, and how journalists can alter their reporting practices in order to have the opposite effect and promote peace. It discusses the nature of press freedom...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia

    By Nils Bubandt

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Indonesia has been an electoral democracy for more than a decade, and yet the political landscape of the world’s third-largest democracy is as complex and enigmatic as ever. The country has achieved a successful transition to democracy and yet Indonesian democracy continues to be flawed, illiberal,...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Future of Singapore

    Population, Society and the Nature of the State

    By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Singapore, like many other advanced economies, has a relatively low, and declining, birth-rate. One consequence of this, and a consequence also of the successful economy, is that migrants are being drawn in, and are becoming an increasing proportion of the overall population. This book examines...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore

    Making Future Citizens

    By Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines the relationship between population policies and individual reproductive decisions in low-fertility contexts. Using the case study of Singapore, it demonstrates that the effectiveness of population policy is a function of competing notions of citizenship, and the gap between...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ethnicization and Identity Construction in Malaysia

    By Frederik Holst

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    This book is the first monograph to provide an in-depth and multifaceted study of the processes of ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia, from the colonial period until the present. In his analysis, the author takes multiple layers of ethnicization into account and shows how these...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Other Kuala Lumpur

    Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This volume examines the relations between popular culture production and export and the state in East and Southeast Asia including the urban centres and middle-classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. It addresses the shift in...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Identity and the State in Malaysia

    By Fausto Barlocco

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Using the case study of the Kadazan of Sabah, a region in the Malaysian section of Borneo, this book examines national, ethnic and local identities in post-colonial states. It shows the importance of the connection between lived experience and identity and belonging, and by doing so, provides a...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge