Southeast Asia: Country Fact Files Series

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This book charts the development of Southeast Asia, examining the economies of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma alongside the established Asian market economies. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the ...

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Overview

The growth economies of Southeast Asia are presented by the World Bank and others as exemplars of development - 'miracle' economies to be emulated. How did the region attain such status? Are the 'other' countries of Southeast Asia able to achieve such a rapid growth?

This book charts the development of Southeast Asia, examining the economies of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma alongside the established Asian market economies. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the author assesses poverty and ways in which the poor are identified and viewed. Process and change in the rural and urban 'worlds' are examined in detail, focusing on the strengthening rural-urban interaction as 'farmers' make a living in the urban-industrial sector and factories relocate into agricultural areas.

Giving prominence to indigenous notions of development, based on Buddhism, Islam and the so-called 'Asian Way', the author critically assesses the conceptual foundations of development, ideas of post-developmentalism, and the 'miracle' thesis. In the light of the experience of one of the most vibrant regions in the world, the book places emphasis on the process of modernization within wider debates of development and challenges the notion that development has been a mirage for many and a tragedy for some.

Examines the landscape, climate, weather, population, culture, and industries of Southeastern Asia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811427883
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Series: Country Fact Files Series
  • Pages: 47
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.92 (w) x 11.44 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
A note on the text
Glossary and list of abbreviations
Map of Southeast Asia
Pt. I Southeast Asian development: the conceptual landscape of dissent
1 Chasing after the Wind: Of Miracles and Mirages 3
2 Thinking Alternatively about Development in Southeast Asia 43
Pt. II Marginal people and marginal lives: the 'excluded'
3 The Geography of Exclusion: The View from Above 89
4 The Experience of Exclusion 139
Pt. III Change and interaction in the rural and urban worlds
5 New Rural Worlds: More than the Soil 193
6 The Factory World 238
7 Rural-Urban Interactions 279
Pt. IV Chasing the wind: modernization and development in Southeast Asia
8 Chasing the Wind 323
Bibliography 340
Index 377
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2005

    Great!

    Author Johnathan Riggs describe the lifestyle of Southeast Asia unique but yet admiring. This book i rated five stars because there were many things that i did not know about the people of southeast. For example, the art and sculptures are amazing which represents what they believe in, or how they like to be considered as human beings as well instead of outsiders with no cultures. I would recommend this book to readers because i think it will make them realize that there are many different religions and different people than what they would see in America. It would also be nice to have more diversity.

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