Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia

Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia

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ISBN-13: 9789811095726
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 07/03/2017
Series: Asia in Transition , #5
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul J. Carnegie is Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. He has active research interests in the fields of post-authoritarian politics, human security and localised responses to militant extremism with a particular focus on Indonesia alongside Southeast Asia and the MENA region more generally. Paul is the author of The Road from Authoritarianism to Democratization in Indonesia (Palgrave Macmillan). His research also appears in leading international journals including Pacific Affairs, the Middle East Quarterly, the Journal of Terrorism Research and the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He has taught previously in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt and the UAE.



Victor T. King is Emeritus Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Leeds University and Eminent Visiting Professor in the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) and Sociology-Anthropology at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He has a wide range of research interests in the sociology and anthropology of Southeast Asia. His books include The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformation in a Developing Region (Copenhagen: NIAS Press and Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2008; ebook 2011), with William Wilder The Modern Anthropology of South-East Asia: An Introduction (London: Routledge, 2003; reprinted 2006), and translated into Indonesian as Antropologi Modern Asia Tenggara: Sebuah Pengantar (Yogyakarta: Kreasi Wacana, 2012), and his edited volume UNESCO in Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective (Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016).


Zawawi Ibrahim received his PhD in social anthropology from Monash University, Melbourne. His currently holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He researches and writes on new Malaysian cinema and contemporary popular music, indigenous communities and their storytelling, peasantry and rural labour, the new media, and multiculturalism in Malaysia. He is the leader for IAS Popular Culture research track. His current research is on popular culture in Brunei, Islamic cinema in Indonesia and religious diversity governance in Malaysia. His books include The Malay Labourer: By the Window of Capitalism (1998); Cultural Contestations: Mediating Identities in a changing Malaysian Society (1998); Representation, Identity and Multiculturalism in Sarawak (2008), Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia (with Jun-E Tan) (2008); Social Science and Knowledge in a Globalizing World (2012); Penan Society and Imagined Development (with NoorShah M.S) (2012); and Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture (Eds. with Victor King & Norsharina Hassan) (forthcoming). He has contributed articles to international journals, including Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Critical Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Asian Studies Review, Asian Journal of Social Sciences, Southeast Asian Studies (Kyoto), Seoumen Antropologi, Spectator, Situations and Positions (forthcoming).

Table of Contents


1: Introduction.- 2: Of Risk, Uncertainty, Safety and Trust: (Re)locating Human Insecurities.- 3: ‘Anthropologizing Human Insecurities’: Narrating the Subjugated Discourse of Indigenes on the Deterritorialized Landscapes of the Malaysian Nation-State.- 4: Imagined Communities, Militancy and Insecurity in Indonesia.- 5: Space, Mobilities and Insecurity in Maritime Sabah: The Impact of Government Bordering Practices following the 2013 Intrusion.- 6: How Safe is Safe? ‘Safe migration’ in Southeast Asia.- 7: Can ASEAN Cope with ‘Human Insecurity’ in Southeast Asia? In Search of a New Asian Way.- 8: Historical Injustice and Human Insecurity: Conflict and Peace-Making in Muslim Mindanao.- 9: Civil Movements and Human Insecurity: A Case from Thailand.- 10: Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia: Impediments to Achieving a People-Oriented ASEAN.- 11: Plantation Economy, Indigenous People and Precariousness in the Philippine Uplands: The Mindanao Experience.- 12: Conclusion.- Index.

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