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CONTENTS Preface and Acknowledgements: Setting the Scene Map of Southeast Asia Key Statistics on Southeast Asia Chapter 1 Introduction: The Sociology of a Diverse Region The Academic Discipline Sociology and Southeast Asia Southeast Asia as a Region? Arguments for and Against Diversity and External Influences: the Lack of Definition Western Colonial Perceptions India, China and Southeast Asia Western Influence: Increasing Ethnic Diversity The Creation of South-East Asia Political and Strategic Issues Southeast Asia as a Socio-cultural Area? Concluding Comments Chapter 2 The Sociological Context The Underdevelopment of Southeast Asian Sociology The Post-war Constraints on Research: Access and American Paradigms An Alternative Tradition? Concluding Remarks Chapter 3 Modernization and Post-war Social Change Introduction Boeke and Dualism Some Southeast Asian Examples Partially Rethinking Modernization Chapter 4 Underdevelopment and Dependency Introduction Karl Marx and Colonialism Theories of Imperialism Baran and Frank Frank's Critics European Mercantilism, Colonialism and Imperialism: Case- studies Mercantilism Industrial Capitalism Monopoly Capitalism Country Case-studies British Burma Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) Spain and America in the Philippines Conclusion Chapter 5 Social Class, the State and Political Economy Introduction A Brief Political and Economic Overview Definitions and Concepts Approaches to Social Class and the State in Southeast Asia Strategic Groups and Classes The New Middle Class Class Consciousness Classes, the State and International Economy Country Case-studies Indonesia The Philippines Thailand Conclusions Chapter 6 Ethnicity and Society Introduction Ethnicity and Class Ethnicity and Culture Ethnicity and Boundaries National Identity, Imagined Communities and the State Country Case-studies Malaysia Burma Singapore Conclusion Chapter 7 Patronage and Corruption Definitions and Concepts Inequality Reciprocity and Exploitation Moral Economy Networks, Clusters and Pyramids Contexts of Patronage Factions and Cliques Political and Bureaucratic Corruption Contexts of Corruption and Definition Corruption and the State Country Case-studies Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Conclusion Chapter 8 Asian Values and Social Action Introduction Asia Strikes Back The Clash of Civilizations Spokespersons for Discipline Modernization Revisited Singapore's Contribution All Values, any Values Culture and Politics? Western and Eastern Interactions An Asian Trajectory of Modernity and Reactionary Modernism Religion and Modernization Conclusion Chapter 9 Transformations in the World of Work: Gender Issues Private/Public, Nature/Culture Women as Victims Women Strike Back: Reconceptualizing the Domestic Status and Male-female Equality Southeast Asian Women are Equal? Gender and Power Women and the Economy Women and Religion Women and State-led Development Factory Women Prostitution and Sex Tourism Women, Agriculture and Non-farm Work Women, Small-scale Production and Trade Conclusion Chapter 10 Transformations in Urban Worlds Introduction The Historical Context Pre-colonial Urban Areas Colonial Cities The Post-independence Legacy Rural-urban Migration Concepts and Perspectives Large/Small,Formal/Informal The Large-scale The Small-scale Cultures of Hope and Despair Urban Areas as Centres of Symbols, Control and Contestation Jakarta Kuala Lumpur and Penang Singapore Conclusion Chapter 11 Conclusion: Modernity, Globalization and the Future Introduction A Sociological Style? Modernity and Globalization Whither Southeast Asian Sociology? A Final Thought References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Sociology -- Southeast Asia.
Social problems -- Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia -- Social conditions.