RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 141187886 LA English T1 The sociology of southeast Asia : transformations in a developing region A1 King, Victor T., PB University of Hawaiʻi Press PP Honolulu YR 2008 SN 0824832280 9780824832285 0824832299 9780824832292 AB "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." "The major themes covered include the colonial encounter, social class, status and the state, ethnicity and identity, patronage and corruption, gender and work, urbanization and Asian values."--Jacket.