(Article of book - 2008)

Document title

The sociology of Southeast Asia : transformations in a developing region

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The book aims to provide to students a general view on the sociological aspects of Southeast Asian countries. Over the last thirty years many and rapid changes took place in the area. Traditional societies followed the pace of modernization. While facing serious military conflicts and widespread political instability, Southeast Asian countries were also the focus of superpower engagement following decolonization. Since then ASEAN has expanded and enter into dialogue with global political and economic players. The work is divided in 11 chapters : 1 - The Sociology of a Diverse Region, 2 - The Sociological Context, 3 - Modernization and Post-War Social Change, 4 - Underdevelopment and Dependency, 5 - Social Class, the State and Political Economy, 6 - Ethnicity and Society, 7 - Patronage and Corruption, 8 - Asian Values and Social Action, 9 - Transformations in the World of Work, 10 - Transformations in Urban Worlds, 11 - Modernity, Globalization and the Future. - (GL)



ISBN : 978-87-91114-59-5

Editor : University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu ; NIAS Press, Copenhagen - ETATS-UNISPAYS-BAS (2008)

Millesime : 2008  [334 p.]

Bibliographic references : 47 p.

Collation : 28 phot., index




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