The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformations in a Developing Region

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NIAS Press, 2008 - Social problems - 334 pages
One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. The absence of an introduction to the sociology of Southeast Asia is especially unfortunate. This volume attempts to meet these needs. This is, then, the first sole-authored introductory sociology text on Southeast Asia that focuses on change and development in the region, provides an overview of the important sociological and political economy writings, and considers the key concepts and themes in the field since 1945. Some multiauthored works do exist but these either are outdated or focus on specialized topics. Aimed primarily at undergraduates up to the final year, it will also be a useful reference work for post-graduates and researchers who lack such a general work.
 

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Contents

Introduction The Sociology of a Diverse Region
1
The Sociological Context
20
Modernization and PostWar Social Change
37
Underdevelopment and Dependency
56
Social Class the State and Political Economy
91
Ethnicity and Society
129
Patronage and Corruption
155
Asian Values and Social Action
178
Transformations in the World of Work Gender Issues
197
Transformations in Urban Worlds
225
Conclusions Modernity Globalization and the Future
246
Images of Southeast Asia
256
References
270
AuthorName Index
317
Subject Index
322
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