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The sociology of southeast Asia : transformations in a developing region

Author: Victor T King
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. A single-authored, integrated introductory volume on the sociology of Southeast Asia is long overdue. This book is the first of its kind. It focuses on the sociology of change and development in the region and provides an overview of the  Read more...
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King, Victor T.
Sociology of southeast Asia.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608836652
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor T King
ISBN: 0824832280 9780824832285 0824832299 9780824832292
OCLC Number: 141187886
Description: xvii, 334 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The sociology of a diverse region --
The sociological context --
Modernization and post-war social change --
Underdevelopment and dependency --
Social class, the state and political economy --
Ethnicity and society --
Patronage and corruption --
Asian values and social action --
Transformations in the world of work : gender issues --
Transformations in urban worlds --
Conclusions: Modernity, globalization and the future.
Responsibility: Victor T. King.

Abstract:

"One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. A single-authored, integrated introductory volume on the sociology of Southeast Asia is long overdue. This book is the first of its kind. It focuses on the sociology of change and development in the region and provides an overview of the important sociological and political economy writings. In particular it considers the key concepts and themes in the field since 1945." "The major themes covered include the colonial encounter, social class, status and the state, ethnicity and identity, patronage and corruption, gender and work, urbanization and Asian values."--Jacket.
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A general Sociology of SE Asia

by hdevers (WorldCat user published 2008-09-04) Excellent Permalink

This book, a “general sociology of Southeast Asia” is a remarkable tour-de-force, dealing with a region of extreme social diversity. The text refrains from yielding to short-lived modernist trends in Sociology and sticks to the classical core competencies...
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