Local and Global: Social Transformation in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of Professor Syed Hussein Alatas

Local and Global: Social Transformation in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of Professor Syed Hussein Alatas

by Riaz Hassan
     
 

The essays in this volume explore three aspects of social transformation of Southeast Asian Societies namely, social change and develoment, the role of intellectuals, religious and cultural values. They are a tribute to the seminal contributions of the distiguished Malaysian sociologist Syed Hussein Alatas.See more details below

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The essays in this volume explore three aspects of social transformation of Southeast Asian Societies namely, social change and develoment, the role of intellectuals, religious and cultural values. They are a tribute to the seminal contributions of the distiguished Malaysian sociologist Syed Hussein Alatas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004141582
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Social Sciences in Asia Series, #3
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Global knowledge : the epistemic culture of development3
2Is secularisation a global process? : an exercise in conceptual history19
3A question of identity : knowledge and the formation of post-colonial nation-states in Asia31
4Return of the lazy native : explaining Malay/immigrant labour transition in Terengganu plantation society45
5Islam, socialism and Marxism : clarifying incompatibilities71
6Academic freedom at the dawn of the new millennium : an Asian perspective83
7Scholars and the transformation of confucianism97
8Emerging intellectual traditions of the social sciences : the Malaysian-Asian agenda133
9Alatas and Shari'ati on socialism : autonomous social science and occidentalism161
10Nation-state reformulated : interrogating received wisdom181
11De-centring social sciences in practice through individual acts and choices193
12Values and development : some reflections219
13Syed Hussein Alatas and progressive Islam between the Middle East and Southeast Asia237
14Consciousness and polity in Southeast Asia : the long view261
15Institutional order and trust in religious institutions in Muslim societies291
16Religion and Utopian thinking among the Muslims of Southeast Asia315
17Meeting Hussein - 1958331
AppSelected publications of Syed Hussein Alatas335

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