Victor T. King
One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. A single-authored, integrated introductory volume on the sociology of Southeast Asia is long overdue. This book is the first of its kind. It focuses on the sociology of change and development in the region and provides an overview of the important sociological and political economy writings. In particular it considers the key concepts and themes in the field since 1945. Aimed primarily at undergraduates up to the final year, it is also a valuable reference work for postgraduates and researchers who lack such a general book.