Everyday Life in Southeast Asia




Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

Number of page: 364
Author: edited by Kathleen M. Adams, Kathleen Gillogly
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253223210
Rating:
Category: History

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island countries, these engaging essays describe personhood and identity, family and household organization, nation-states, religion, popular culture and the arts, the legacies of war and recovery, globalization, and the environment. Throughout, the focus is on the daily lives and experiences of ordinary people. Most of the essays are original to this volume, while a few are widely taught classics. All were chosen for their timeliness and interest, and are ideally suited for the classroom.

About The Author

Kathleen M. Adams is Professor of Anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. She is author of Art as Power: Recrafting Identities, Tourism and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia and editor (with Sara Dickey) of Home and Hegemony: Domestic Work and Identity Politics in South and Southeast Asia.
Kathleen A. Gillogly is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.