Subject: Religious studies

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Deities and Divas: Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond

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Edited by Peter A. Jackson & Benjamin Baumann  In central Thailand, a flamboyantly turbaned gay medium for the Hindu god of the underworld posts Facebook selfies of himself hugging and kissing a young man. In Myanmar’s largest city Yangon, a one-time member of a gay NGO dons an elaborate wedding dress to be ritually married […]

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National Social Science Database

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Database of the China Academy of Social Sciences. Provides free access to CASS’ open access collections containing articles from 1921 – present, 2039 journals and 0ver 9 million articles in full-text. NNC institutions has direct access via the AsiaPortal. Other users may register as individual users for access at http://www.nssd.org. In Chinese.

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Divinity and Diversity: A Hindu Revitalization Movement in Malaysia

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Alexandra Kent 2005 A timely and relevant study in this age of concern about trans-national ’religious’ networks where powerful use of ethnographic date illuminates an original and striking thesis on the ambiguous nature of the Sai Baba movement. What makes this work outstanding is how the author places her material against the complex ethnic, political […]

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Redesigning the Cosmos: Belief Systems and State Power in Indonesia

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Ruth McVey 1993 Uses examples from historical and modern Indonesian societies and from various religions of the archipelago to illuminate the relationship between religion and political power.

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Fengshui in China: Geomantic Divination Between State Orthodoxy and Popular Religion

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Ole Bruun 2011 Contrary to popular manuals, this book approaches fengshui from an academic angle, focusing on its significance in China, but also depicting the recent history of its reinterpretation in the West. It includes a historical account of fengshui over the last 150 years with anthropological fieldwork on contemporary practices in two Chinese rural […]

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Indonesia and the Muslim World: Islam and Secularism in the Foreign Policy of Soeharto and Beyond

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Anak Agung Banyu Perwita 2007 Popular hostility and official ambivalence in Indonesia to the United States-led ‘War on Terror’ seem easily understandable in in the world’s largest Muslim country. But this kind of analysis misses the complexity of Indonesia and the host of internal differences behind this opposition. Military and bureaucratic elites since independence have […]

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Performing the Divine: Mediums, Markets and Modernity in Urban Vietnam

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Kirsten W. Endres 2011 Vietnam in the last two decades has experienced not only market reform and significant economic growth but also a related, symbiotic revival of popular religion. It is no surprise, then, that popular beliefs and rituals that once were attacked as wasteful and superstitious have again become a conspicuous feature of contemporary […]

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Proper Islamic Consumption: Shopping among the Malays in Modern Malaysia

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Johan Fischer 2009 The West has seen the rise of the organic movement. In the Muslim world, a similar halal movement is rapidly spreading. Malaysia is at the forefront of this new global phenomenon. Exploring consumption practices in urban Malaysia, this book shows how diverse forms of Malay middle-class consumption (of food, clothing and cars, […]

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Modern Muslim Identities: Negotiating Religion and Ethnicity in Malaysia

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Gerhard Hoffstaedter 2011 This book explores a central tension in identity politics: how the state, civil society and people in general may want to create and maintain cultural, religious and social cohesion while paradoxically their practices in everyday life often run counter to this. Malaysia is no exception. Here, a political elite maintains control and […]

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Submitting to God: Women and Islam in Urban Malaysia

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Sylva Frisk 2009 In recent decades, Malaysia has been profoundly changed both by forces of globalization, modernization and industrialization, and by a strong Islamization process. Some would argue that the situation of Malay women has worsened but such a conclusion is challenged by this study of the everyday religious practice of pious women within Kuala […]

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