Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

A journal publishing scholarly articles on Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, East Timor, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Embraces several academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 3, October

Books Received May-July 2008
Asia General Assembling women: The Feminization of global manufacturing By TERI L. CARAWAY Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007 ISBN: 9780801473654 Advancing East Asian regionalism By MELISSA G. CURLEY and NICHOLAS THOMAS New...
Comparing Indonesia's Party Systems of the 1950s and the Post-Suharto Era: From Centrifugal to Centripetal Inter-Party Competition
In 1957, Indonesia's party system collapsed after seven years of protracted political and ideological conflict. Amid calls for alternative forms of governance, the breakdown of party politics contributed to the downfall of parliamentary democracy and...
Contextualising Fisheries Policy in the Lower Mekong Basin
Introduction The Lower Mekong River Basin has emerged as one of the most contested natural resource frontiers in Southeast Asia as resource-dependent communities, sovereign riparian governments and the international community all assert their interest....
Imperial Historicism and American Military Rule in the Philippines' Muslim South
Introduction When American imperialists seized the Philippines at the dawning of the twentieth century, their guiding philosophy was predicated upon broadly conceived notions of cultural and political historicism. The unwavering self-assurance required...
Reconfiguring Rural Spaces and Remaking Rural Lives in Central Thailand
Introduction: Grounding the Asian economic miracle It has become normal to comment on the scale and pace of change in the growth economies of East and Southeast Asia. From the mid-1960s, when the original tiger economies--Taiwan, South Korea, Hong...
Strange Brew: Global, Regional and Local Factors Behind the 1690 Prohibition of Christian Practice in Nguyen Cochinchina
Introduction Systematic Christian evangelisation began in the area of modern Vietnam in the early seventeenth century, after the 1614 anti-Catholic prohibition in Japan sent a handful of Jesuit missionaries to explore this new field. The region...
The Ethnography of Failure: Middle-Class Malays Producing Capitalism in an 'Asian Miracle' Economy
At first glance, the subjects of 'failure' and 'the Malay middle class' would seem to have little in common, for Malaysia has come to be known as a classic case study in the successful engineering of a new middle class. Much journalistic and academic...
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