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Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Steven Philip KRAMER

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future Citizens SHIRLEY HSIAO-LI SUN London and New York: Routledge, 2011, 208 p. There is growing awareness that persistent low fertility constitutes a significant threat to the future of developed societies. Birth rates well below replacement level are […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Vanessa LAMB

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Contested Waterscapes in the Mekong Region: Hydropower, Livelihoods and Governance FRANÇOIS MOLLE, TIRA FORAN and MIRA KÄKÖNEN, eds. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2009, xviii+426 p. One of the most important undertakings of this book is that it seeks to understand critical issues of livelihood, development, […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Nurfadzilah YAHAYA

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development DAROMIR RUDNYCKYJ Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010, 304 p. Daromir Rudnyckyj’s book casts spiritual reform as a specific intervention designed to address economic crisis in the late 1990s brought about by what some perceived as a […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Claire EDINGTON

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 The Floracrats: State-Sponsored Science and the Failure of the Enlightenment in Indonesia ANDREW GOSS Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011, 264 p. In The Floracrats: State-Sponsored Science and the Failure of the Enlightenment in Indonesia, Andrew Goss examines in sharp and engaging detail the relationship […]


Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Market, Media, and Rights PETER A. JACKSON, ed. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011, xi+308 p. The project of decentering Western experiences in theorizing the issues of gender and sexualities has led concerned scholars to consider and include the experiences […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, LOH Kah Seng

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Reading Bangkok ROSS KING Singapore: NUS Press, 2011, 272 p. Two long-standing issues in modern Thai history lie at the heart of Reading Bangkok: the country’s independence and authoritarianism. “Was Thailand really independent?” is a question that has engaged numerous historians, as has why the […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, Salvador Santino F. REGILME Jr.

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Governing the Other: Exploring the Discourse of Democracy in a Multiverse of Reason AGUSTIN MARTIN RODRIGUEZ Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2009, 234 p. Like other developing democracies in the Global South, the current state of electoral democracy in post-1986 Philippines is not […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, BOOK REVIEWS, John Clifford HOLT

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 BOOK REVIEWS Buddhist Warfare MICHAEL K. JERRYSON and MARK JUERGENSMEYER, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, 272 p. In the opening lines of the introduction to this collection of eight essays (some written originally for a panel at an American Academy of Religion meeting) […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, Minako Jen YOSHIKAWA

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Singapore’s Prescription for Successful Control of Transnational Emerging Infectious Diseases* Minako Jen Yoshikawa** **吉川みな子, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Inter-Graduate School Unit for Sustainable Development and Survival Societies, Kyoto University, 4 Ushinomiya-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8302, Japan e-mail: mjenyjp[at] DOI: […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, SOON Chuan Yean

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Hidden Transcripts from “Below” in Rural Politics of the Philippines: Interpreting the Janus-facedness of Patron-Client Ties and Tulong (Help) Soon Chuan Yean* *孫傳煙, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia e-mail: chuanyean[at] DOI: This paper argues that ordinary people often contest […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, Andreas NEEF

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 Fostering Incentive-Based Policies and Partnerships for Integrated Watershed Management in the Southeast Asian Uplands Andreas Neef* * Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan e-mail: neef.andreas.4n[at] DOI: This paper attempts to identify the major factors associated with some […]

Vol. 1, No. 2, Janet HOSKINS

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 2 A Posthumous Return from Exile: The Legacy of an Anticolonial Religious Leader in Today’s Vietnam Janet Hoskins* * Anthropology Department, University of Southern California, Grace Ford Salvatori, Los Angeles, California 90089, U.S.A. e-mail: jhoskins[at] DOI: The 2006 return of the body Phạm Công Tắc, […]