Written for both general readers and specialists, this book explores how modern, urban Southeast Asians view and manage their social life. By comparing the ways they live with their religious representations, with intimate and more distant others, and with their rapidly changing environment, the author demonstrates the marked similarities in the perception of individual and society in three civilizations along the inner littoral of Southeast Asia, irrespective of the great religious diversity that appears to characterize the region.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
For more than thirty years Dr. Niels Mulder has been actively engaged with life in Java, Thailand and the Philippines. As an independent anthropologist, he now focuses on the factors that fuel the cultural dynamics of contemporary Southeast Asia. His books include Inside Thai Society: an Interpretation of Everyday Life; Inside Indonesian Society: Cultural Change in Java; and Everyday Life in the Philippines: a Southeast Asian Interpretation of Filipino Culture.
What People are Saying About This
Niels Mulder has the rare ability to be both scholarly and entertaining.
Mulder’s explorations into the individual and society are extremely perceptive..Altogether a fascinating little book..distinguished by straighforwardness and good sense.
Mulder dares to draw unorthodox parallels and is not afraid to make conclusions..that provide starting points to reflect on what it means to be a Southeast Asian.