Globalization, modernization and colonialism have played a pivotal role in the social transformation of Southeast Asian societies. The essays in this volume examine three aspects of this transformation: social change and development, the role of intellectuals, religion and cultural values. The volume honours the distinguished Malaysian sociologist Syed Hussein Alatas and his seminal contributions to the sociology of Southeast Asian societies. They have been written by his present and former colleagues, friends and students. Their contributions, reflect, complement and extend the influence of his ideas on contemporary research and social science scholarship.
Local and Global: Social Transformation in Southeast Asia
Edited by Francis Khek Gee Lim
Combining wide-ranging empirical investigations and sophisticated theoretical reflections, this book offers a comprehensive analysis on the interactions between religion and technology, thereby elucidating the complex relationships between spirituality, social and identity formation, sovereignty ...
M. Reza Pirbhai
Considering seminal sources of doctrine, literary expressions of practice and colonial records of reform, this book challenges dominant perspectives on South Asian Muslim society between 1526-1947, and offers an original paradigm of Islamic doctrine and Muslim practice applicable more broadly.
Edited by Medha Kudaisya and Ng Chin-keong
This is the first comparative study of business as an important agent of change in the economies of India and China.
Paulin Tay Straughan
Drawing on sociological perspectives, this book provides an important insight into social change and its impact on marital expectations. Marriage stability is influenced by women's changing expectations of their roles in the family, notions of romantic love and expecations of the ideal spouse, ...
Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s relational concepts of the ‘field’ and ‘habitus’, the book offers an alternative conceptual framework to appreciate the police response to marital violence in the Singapore context.
Faizal bin Yahya
Francis Khek Gee Lim
Effectively combining ethnographic research and theoretical reflections on the pursuit of the good life in a Tibetan community in the Nepal Himalaya, this fascinating book offers a fresh perspective in seeking to understand contemporary experience of development and globalization.
Edited by David C.L. Lim
This book examines the passion for race in Malaysia through a burgeoning archive of Malaysia-related social texts, ranging from media and technological discourse, popular culture and literary production to historical writings, produced originally in English, Malay and Mandarin Chinese.
Jagdish N. Sinha
This is the first integrated and in-depth study of the state of science during the Second World War in India. Drawing on a variety of sources, it examines the impact of the war on science under colonial conditions and its consequences for India in transition from bondage to freedom.
Edited by Lian Kwen Fee, National University of Singapore, and Tong Chee Kiong, National University of Singapore
The contributors to this edited volume, covering a range of social issues ranging from family and aging to sexuality and culture and the arts, critically examine the relevance of social policy as it is understood in the West; and addresses the question of whether Singapore's response is unique.
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