Southeast Asian societies are extraordinarily diverse and dynamic. To help students make sense of the multifaceted political, economic, and social developments of the region, SOC367 Southeast Asian Societies will cover selected key thematic issues of Southeast Asian societies, including legacies of colonisation and the Cold War period, state formation, kinship and family systems, political systems, and major political, economic, and social issues. We will examine the region’s continuing struggles over democratisation, national identity, and uneven development. The main readings will include key works from a multidisciplinary range of fields covering sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, history, and economics.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January