Asian Research

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Contacts

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

Other Inquiries

The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  1. Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia

    Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships

    By Heidi Hoefinger

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Dealing with the complex and discomforting ‘grey ‘area where sex, love and money collide, this book highlights the general materiality of everyday sex that takes place in all relationships. In doing so, it draws attention to and destigmatizes the transactional elements within many ‘normative’...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power

    Edited by Liana Chua, Joanna Cook, Nicholas Long, Lee Wilson

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia has undergone innumerable far-reaching changes and dramatic transformations over the last half-century. This book explores the concept of power in relation to these transformations, and examines its various social, cultural, religious, economic and political forms. The book works...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Orang Suku Laut of Riau, Indonesia

    The inalienable gift of territory

    By Cynthia Chou

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Land reform has been an indisputable part of Indonesian revolution. The consequent execution of development programmes for nation-building have provoked intense hostility over territorial rights. Global market forces in Indonesia have seen increasing flows of transnational investments, technology...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Modernity and Malaysia

    Settling the Menraq Forest Nomads

    By Alberto Gomes

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Bringing together over thirty years of detailed ethnographic research on the Menraq of Malaysia, this fascinating book analyzes and documents the experience of development and modernization in tribal communities. Descendents of hunter-gatherers who have inhabited Southeast Asia for about 40,000...

    Published May 16th 2007 by Routledge

  5. The Changing World of Bali

    Religion, Society and Tourism

    By Leo Howe

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    The glossy guide book image of Bali is of a timeless paradise whose people are devoutly religious and artistically gifted. However, a hundred years of colonialism, war and Indonesian independence, and tourism have produced both modernizing changes and created an image of Bali as ‘traditional’....

    Published November 10th 2005 by Routledge

  6. The Changing Village Environment in Southeast Asia

    Applied anthropology and environmental reclamation in the northern Philippines

    By Ben Wallace

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    This book follows the work of the 'Good Roots Project' - a multi-year forestry and agriculture research project in the Philippines. The scheme is an attempt on the part of industry, science and the government to better understand the processes of deforestation and initiate a strategy by which...

    Published August 30th 2005 by Routledge