Regional Identities in Southeast Asia: Contemporary Challenges, Historical Fractures (Paperback)

Regional Identities in Southeast Asia: Contemporary Challenges, Historical Fractures By Jayeel Cornelio (Editor), Volker Grabowsky (Editor) Cover Image

Regional Identities in Southeast Asia: Contemporary Challenges, Historical Fractures (Paperback)

By Jayeel Cornelio (Editor), Volker Grabowsky (Editor)

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is a community of multiple identities. Over time, its citizens' loyalties were formed around national and transnational frameworks involving ethnic, religious, and ideological affinities. In the post-independence period, they were affected by decolonization, nation-building, the Cold War, globalization, and China's rise. As a result, the region is emerging as a confluence of competing and overlapping identities.

In recent years, new collective imaginations about the region's future have appeared, committing member states to directions beyond the politico-economic realm. Yet there is a risk that more exclusive visions, based on national, religious, ethnic, or other allegiances, will hold sway.

This book unpacks these competing identities. Rich in ethnographic and historical material, it examines identities shaped by generational markers, transnational linkages, and shared experiences of violence.

Product Details ISBN: 9786162151903
ISBN-10: 6162151905
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: August 21st, 2023
Pages: 484
Language: English