Spirited Politics: Religion and Public Life in Contemporary Southeast Asia

The essays in Spirited Politics throw light on predicaments that spring from the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism in contemporary Southeast Asian public life. Covering material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the contributors explore the calamities and ir...

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Contributors: George, Kenneth M. 1950- (Other); Willford, Andrew C. (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 2018
Enclosed titles:Frontmatter -- ; Table Of Contents -- ; Acknowledgments -- ; Introduction: Religion, The Nation, And The Predicaments Of Public Life In Southeast Asia  (George, Kenneth M. / Willford, Andrew C. --)
The Priestess And The Politician: Enunciating Filipino Cultural Nationalism Through Mt. Banahaw  (Lahiri, Smita --)
The Modernist Vision From Below: Malaysian Hinduism And The "Way Of Prayers"  (Willford, Andrew C. --)
Fraudulent And Dangerous Popular Religiosity In The Public Sphere: Moral Campaigns To Prohibit, Reform, And Demystify Thai Spirit Mediums  (White, Erick --)
Islam And Gender Politics In Late New Order Indonesia  (Brenner, Suzanne --)
A Sixth Religion?: Confucianism And The Negotiation Of Indonesian-Chinese Identity Under The Pancasila State  (Abalahin, Andrew J. --)
Relocating Reciprocity: Politics And The Transformation Of Thai Funerals  (Fishel, Thamora --)
Immaterial Culture: "Idolatry" In The Lowland Philippines  (Cannell, Fenella --)
Picturing Aceh: Violence, Religion, And A Painter's Tale  (George, Kenneth M. --)
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Further subjects:B SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
B Religion And Politics (Southeast Asia)
B Religion And Politics
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Summary:The essays in Spirited Politics throw light on predicaments that spring from the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism in contemporary Southeast Asian public life. Covering material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the contributors explore the calamities and ironies of Southeast Asian identity politics, examining the ways in which religion and politics are made to serve each other.
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:1501719483
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.7591/9781501719486