SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES: Book Review

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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 […]