Cultural politics have undergone a resurgence in the last decade: nationalisms in Eastern and Central Europe, tribalisms in Africa, racial and ethnic movements in the Americas and Australasia have left the world in the grip of the politics of recognition. Until this book, however, little attention has been paid to the significance of cultural politics in Southeast Asia, whose people are often assumed to be dedicated to the single goal of economic development. This study of a variety of Southeast Asian countries - including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand - reveals that such issues of culture and identity politics are, in fact, of primary importance to the people of the region and their leaders.Over the past decade, publishers have capitalized on the Romancea#39;s popularity by harnessing episodes in a new genre of business manuals, How to do business successfully by reading Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The title of one ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Southeast Asian Identities|
|Author||:||Joel S. Kahn|
|Publisher||:||I.B.Tauris - 1998|