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The Politics of Timor-Leste: Democratic Consolidation after Intervention

Author / Editor(s): 
Michael Leach and Damien Kingsbury
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The Spirit of Things: Materiality and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia

Author / Editor(s): 
Julius Bautista
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$31.95
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What role do objects play in crafting the religions of Southeast Asia and shaping the experiences of believers? The Spirit of Things explores religious materiality in a region marked by shifting boundaries, multiple beliefs, and trends toward religious exclusivism. While most studies of religion in Southeast Asia focus on doctrines or governmental policy, contributors to this volume recognize that religious “things”—statues, talismans, garments, even sacred automobiles—are crucial to worship, and that they have a broad impact on social cohesion.

Demographic Change in Southeast Asia: Recent Histories and Future Directions

Author / Editor(s): 
Lindy Williams and Michael Philip Guest
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During the last half century, Southeast Asia has undergone tremendous social, political, and economic change. This volume chronicles the extensive demographic transformations that have accompanied those changes, documenting how public health and other policy interventions contributed to rapid population growth, and how new patterns of settlement and migration ensued. More recently, changing opportunities for young adults have revolutionized marriage and fertility choices and raised concerns about population aging. 

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology

Author / Editor(s): 
Nora A. Taylor and Boreth Ly
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Glimpses of Freedom: Independent Cinema in Southeast Asia

Author / Editor(s): 
May Adadol Ingawanij and Benjamin McKay, eds.
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Since the late 1990s, a vivid new sphere of cinematic practice in Southeast Asia has emerged and been identified as independent. What exactly does this term mean in relation to the way films and videos are made, and the way they look? How do issues of festival circulation, piracy, technology, state and institutional power, and spectatorship apply to practices of independent cinema throughout the diverse region? The authors who speak in this volume—contemporary filmmakers, critics, curators, festival organizers—answer these questions.

Dependent Communities

Author / Editor(s): 
Caroline Hughes
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-48
Dependent Communities investigates the political situations in contemporary Cambodia and East Timor, where powerful international donors intervened following deadly internal conflicts. This comparative analysis critiques international policies that focus on rebuilding state institutions to accommodate the global market. In addition, it explores the dilemmas of politicians in Cambodia and East Timor who struggle to satisfy wealthy foreign benefactors and constituents at home.

Early Southeast Asia: Selected Essays

Author / Editor(s): 
O.W. WOLTERS
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-43
A collection of the classic essays of O. W. Wolters, reflecting his radiant and meticulous lifelong study of pre-modern Southeast Asia, its literature, trade, government, and vanished cities. Included is an intellectual biography by the editor, which covers Wolters

Spirited Politics

Author / Editor(s): 
Andrew C. Willford and Kenneth M. George
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-38
The essays in Spirited Politics throw light on predicaments that spring from the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism in contemporary Southeast Asian public life. Covering material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the contributors explore the calamities and ironies of Southeast Asian identity politics, examining the ways in which religion and politics are made to serve each other.

Southeast Asia over Three Generations

Author / Editor(s): 
James T. Siegel & Audrey R. Kahin, eds.
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-36
A fascinating and varied set of essays from some of the scholars whose work has been shaped by Professor Anderson. The topics range from literature to jihad, and contributors include John Sidel, Caroline Hau, Danilyn Rutherford, John Pemberton, and many others.

Fear and Sanctuary: Burmese Refugees in Thailand

Author / Editor(s): 
Hazel J. Lang
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-32
A moving examination of the plight of the refugees of Burma