SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES: Book Review

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Vol. 11, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Julius Bautista

Contents>> Vol. 11, No. 1 The Feast of the Santo Niño: An Introduction to the History of a Cebuano Devotion Resil B. Mojares Cebu City: University of San Carlos Press, 2017. Resil Mojares, the author of The Feast of the Santo Niño: An Introduction to the History of a Cebuano […]

Vol. 11, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Nur Diyanah Anwar

Contents>> Vol. 11, No. 1 The Primordial Modernity of Malay Nationality: Contemporary Identity in Malaysia and Singapore Humairah Zainal and Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir Oxon: Routledge, 2022. The Primordial Modernity of Malay Nationality: Contemporary Identity in Malaysia and Singapore by Humairah Zainal and Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is an attempt at bridging […]

Vol. 11, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Christopher Hulshof

Contents>> Vol. 11, No. 1 Japan’s Pre-War Perspective of Southeast Asia: Focusing on Ethnologist Matsumoto Nobuhiro’s Works during 1919–1945 Petra Karlová Tokyo: Waseda University Press, 2018. Petra Karlová’s exhaustive research and insightful interpretation of the work of Matsumoto Nobuhiro is the most thorough English language intellectual history of the ethnologist, […]

Vol. 11, No. 1, BOOK REVIEWS, Nath Aldalala’a

Contents>> Vol. 11, No. 1 BOOK REVIEWS Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World Khairudin Aljunied Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2018. The book Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World studies the ideas of Haji Abdullah Malik Abdul Karim Amrullah (1908–81), also known as […]

Vol. 10, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Morishita Akiko

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 3 Origins and Evolution of Environmental Policies: State, Time and Regional Experiences Tadayoshi Terao and Tsuruyo Funatsu, eds.Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021. Since the 1990s, the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE)—one of the established social-science research centers in Japan specializing in studies of developing […]

Vol. 10, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Fiona Kerlogue

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 3 Fashionable Traditions: Asian Handmade Textiles in Motion Ayami Nakatani, ed.Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020. The idea of tradition has been challenged frequently since Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger’s seminal work in 1983. This volume of 14 essays is based on studies of textiles from India, Japan, […]

Vol. 10, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Iwasa Mitsuhiro

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 3 The Spirit Ambulance: Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand Scott StoningtonOakland: University of California Press, 2020. The Spirit Ambulance: Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand aims to understand how people achieve making death good within the increasingly common global coexistence of Western biomedicine […]

Vol. 10, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Patrick Alcedo

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 3 Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines William PetersonHonolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016. An early transnational experience of witnessing cultural dances from the Philippines, through his late Filipino American boyfriend whose life was cut short by a pandemic in the early […]

Vol. 10, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, JPaul S. Manzanilla

Contents>> Vol. 10, No. 3 BOOK REVIEWS Activists in Transition: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford, eds.Ithaca and London: Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2019. For its sheer size and diversity, Indonesia is a country that the world cannot simply ignore. Containing the world’s fourth-biggest […]