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Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia: Magic and Modernity
edited by Volker Gottowik
Amsterdam University Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-90-485-1627-8 | Cloth: 978-90-8964-424-4
Library of Congress Classification BL2050.D96 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 200.959

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Starting from the premise that modernity has cast a spell over people around the world, this collection explores the use of magic and religion as modern tools for connection. The contributors draw on new ethnographic research in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Indonesia to show that residents of these countries no longer see religion and modernity as contradictory. Rather, religious ideas and magic practices help people across the region to meet the challenges of modern life. Revising our understanding of religion in Southeast Asia, this collection sheds new light on the multiple modernities that characterize our globalized world.

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