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Globalization in Southeast Asia: Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives

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Globalization in Southeast Asia

Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives

Edited by Shinji Yamashita and J.S. Eades

272 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-255-1 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (December 2002)

ISBN  978-1-57181-256-8 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (December 2002)

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"This book is a useful resource…one of its more important contributions is that it presents valuable insights into the notion of globalising Southeast Asia and how people deal with this in different parts of Southeast Asia, including the confusion experienced in facing it."  ·  The Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology

"The papers are well written and as a whole relate well to the overall theme of the book. In this regard, the book is a fine example of how much anthropology has to offer studies of globalization."  ·  Asian Anthropology

"For those who treasure the diversity and richness of Southeast Asian cultures, and relish the vitality, ingenuity and perseverance of its peoples, the collective message [of this book] is very encouraging ... It makes great ‘escapist reading’ from the currently depressing international scene, and deserves a wide readership by all concerned with the risks, uncertainties and threats of volatile (and manipulated) globalization. All Southeast Asian aficionados can look forward to a smorgasbord of inspiration from this collection, and hopefully from the future volumes in this series."  ·  Pacific Affairs


The rapid postwar economic growth in the Southeast Asia region has led to a transformation of many of the societies there, together with the development of new types of anthropological research in the region. Local societies with originally quite different cultures have been incorporated into multi-ethnic states with their own projects of nation-building based on the creation of "national cultures" using these indigenous elements. At the same time, the expansion of international capitalism has led to increasing flows of money, people, languages and cultures across national boundaries, resulting in new hybrid social structures and cultural forms.

This book examines the nature of these processes in contemporary Southeast Asia with detailed case studies drawn from countries across the region, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. At the macro-level these include studies of nation-building and the incorporation of minorities. At the micro-level they range from studies of popular cultural forms, such as music and textiles to the impact of new sects and the world religions on local religious practice. Moving between the global and the local are the various streams of migrants within the region, including labor migrants responding to the changing distribution of economic opportunities and ethnic minorities moving in response to natural disaster.

Shinji Yamashita is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tokyo.

J. S. Eades is Professor of Anthropology at the College for Asian Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.

Subject: Anthropology (General)
Area: Asia-Pacific


A Note on Names and Transliteration

Chapter 1. Introduction: “Glocalizing” Southeast Asia
Shinji Yamashita

Part I: Southeast Asia in Globalizing Perspectives

Chapter 2. Is Southeast Asia a Jigsaw Puzzle or a Collage?
Fernando N. Zialcita

Chapter 3. Cultural Knowledge, Nation-States, and the Limits of Globalization in Southeast Asia
Tong Chee Kiong and Lian Kwen Fee

Part II: The Local, the National, and the Transnational in Southeast Asia

Chapter 4. How to Live a Local Life: Balinese Responses to National Integration in Contemporary Indonesia
Haruya Kagami

Chapter 5. The Impact of Tourism in Three Tourist Villages in Bali
Wayan I. Geriya

Chapter 6. Gamelan Degung: Traditional Music in Contemporary West Java
Shota Fukuoka

Chapter 7. Batik as a Commodity and a Cultural Object
Teruo Sekimoto

Chapter 8. Globalization and the Dynamics of Culture in Thailand
Anan Ganjanapan

Part III: The Periphery of Nation States

Chapter 9. “Center” and “Periphery” in Oral Historiography in a Peripheral Area in Southeast Indonesia
Eriko Aoki

Chapter 10. Transformation of Shamanic Rituals among the Sama of Tabawan Island, Sulu Archipelago, Southern Philippines
Ikuya Tokoro

Chapter 11. Diaspora and Ethnic Awakening: The Formation of Cultural Consciousness among the Ayta of Mt. Pinatubo after the Eruption of 1991
Hiromu Shimizu

Chapter 12. Cultural and Religious Identities in Okinawa Today: A Case Study of Seventh-Day Adventist Proselytization in a Northern Okinawan Village
Bachtiar Alam

Chapter 13. Ethnographies of the Vanishing? Global Images and Local Realities among the Aborigines of Taiwan, 1600–2000
J.S. Eades


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