Piety, Celebrity, Sociality: A Forum on Islam and Social Media in Southeast Asia

Piety, Celebrity, Sociality: A Forum on Islam and Social Media in Southeast Asia 
Edited by Martin Slama and Carla Jones

Nov 08, 2017

En libre accès sur le site de l’American Ethnological Society

Many of the essays in this collection were initially presented at the workshop « Social Media and Islamic Practice in Southeast Asia, » which took place in April 2016, in Vienna, Austria. The workshop was an initiative of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project « Islamic (Inter)Faces of the Internet: Emerging Socialities and Forms of Piety in Indonesia, » which is directed by Martin Slama at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents

  • Introduction : Piety, Celebrity, Sociality by Carla Jones (University of Colorado Boulder) and Martin Slama (Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Sufi Sociality in Social Media by Ismail Fajrie Alatas (New York University)
  • The Revival of Riya’: Displaying Muslim Piety Online in Indonesia by Fatimah Husein (State Islamic University Yogyakarta)
  • Circulating Modesty: The Gendered Afterlives of Networked Images by Carla Jones (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • The Digital Sound of Southeast Asian Islam by Bart Barendregt (Leiden University)
  • Prince of Heaven: Blogging the Concerns of Great Muslimah by Dayana Lengauer (Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Heart to Heart on Social Media: Affective Aspects of Islamic Practice by Martin Slama (Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Capital Subjects: Debating Islamic Finance, Online and Off by Daromir Rudnyckyj (University of Victoria)
  • Paths to Celebrity Status: The Significance of Social Media for Islamic Preachers from South Sulawesi by Wahyuddin Halim (State Islamic University Makassar)
  • The Allure of “One Day One Juz” by Eva Nisa (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Sincerity and Scandal: The Cultural Politics of “Fake Piety » in Indonesia by James B. Hoesterey (Emory University)
  • Understanding Piety and Anger in Indonesia’s 2016 Islamic Mass Rallies by Saskia Schäfer (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Tweeting Religion in Indonesia: When Political Arenas Go Viral by John Postill (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) and Leonard Chrysostomos Epafras (Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies)

A télécharger sur :  http://americanethnologist.org/features/collections/piety-celebrity-sociality


Exhibition : Ifugao Sculpture : Expressions in Philippine Cordillera Art, 01/12/2017 – 04/02/2018, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong

The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, is delighted to present Ifugao Sculpture: Expressions in Philippine Cordillera Art from December 1, 2017 to February 4, 2018, an exhibition of tribal art and culture. Rarely shown in such a large group display, both figurative sculptures and ritual boxes exemplify the talent of artists from the Ifugao, Bontoc and Kankanaey tribes in the northern Luzon region of the Philippines. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with Mr Martin Kurer and the Hong Kong-based Asian Art:Future (AA:F), a collection specialising in contemporary and antique Asian art.

The works displayed in the show range from sculptural objects, including ‘bulul’ statues, deities associated with the production of bountiful harvests; ‘hipag’ (or ‘hapag’) figures, war deities used as vehicles through which divine help can be summoned; sculptural boxes used in ceremonies, the ‘punamhan’; and various boxes for the storage of food—sometimes called ‘tangongo’ or ‘tanoh’—along with other functional items such as ‘kinahu’, food bowls, and toys. Fascinated with the modern abstract style of these carved 19th- and 20th-century sculptures, the exhibition takes an artistic rather than an anthropological approach, highlighting the aesthetics of the displayed artworks rather than signifying them as ethnic markers or religious tools. Both the bulul figures and boxes are deeply connected to cultural rituals, while they present abstract expressions of a group of talented rural artists.

Together, these selected pieces showcase the aesthetic and artistic side of a wide range of Cordillera sculptural art from the 18th through the 20th centuries. The pieces are arranged in line with various centres of artistic gravity—‘archaic’, ‘minimalist’, ‘transition’—although the lines are sometimes blurred, and most of the ‘archaic’ material also shows ‘minimalist’ elements.

One of the essays in the exhibition catalogue draws comparisons with other tribal arts and describes their influence over modern Western artists, such as the Russian Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), the Romanian Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957) and the French artist George Braque (1882–1963). This claim is based on visual comparisons and it is each object’s physical structure, design value and international character that is highlighted in the current exhibition.

Voir : http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/exhibition_detail.php?id=4040081

A Duterte reader

Nicole Curato (ed.), A Duterte Reader : Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency, SEAP Publications, 2017

A critical analysis of one of the most media-savvy authoritarian rulers of our time, this collection of essays offers an overview of Duterte’s rise to power and actions of his early presidency.  With contributions from leading experts on the society and history of the Phillipines, The Duterte Reader is necessary reading for anyone needing to contextualize and understand the history and social forces that have shaped contemporary Philippine politics.

Voir : http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140109186070

Indonesia and the Malay World, vol. 45, n° 133, 2017

Indonesia and the Malay World, vol. 45, n° 133, 2017

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Note by Mulaika Hijjas
2016 Young Scholar Prize
  • What kind of language was ‘Chinese Malay’ in late colonial Java? by Tom Hoogervorst
Commendation 2016 Young Scholar Prize
  • Conflict and compromise over processional sound in 19th-century Singapore by Jenny McCallum
  • Black Africans on the maritime silk route : Jəŋgi in Old Javanese epigraphical and literary evidence by Jiří Jákl
  • The role of slametan in the discourse on Javanese Islam by Jochem van den Boogert
  • Singapore and its Straits, c.1500–1800 by Peter Borschberg
  • ‘One story ends and another begins’: Reading the Syair Tabut of Encik Ali by David Lunn and Julia Byl
  • The Syair Tabut of Encik Ali: A Malay account of Muharram at Singapore, 1864 by Julia Byl, Raja Iskandar bin Raja Halid, David Lunn and Jenny McCallum

Voir : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cimw20/45/133


Asian Ethnicity, vol. 19, n° 1, 2018

Asian Ethnicity, vol. 19, n° 1, 2018

Table of contents

  • Rhythmanalysis as a tool in social analysis on ethnicity in Hong Kong by Paul O’Connor
  • Formation and negotiation of identity: the case of the Kelantan Kampung Pasir Parit Peranakan Chinese by Yao Sua Tan, Kamarudin Ngah and Sezali Md Darit
  • Emotional intelligence competences of three different ethnic groups in Indonesia by Zahrasari L. Dewi, Magdalena S. Halim and Jan Derksen
  • A curious trajectory of interrace relations: the transformation of cosmopolitan Malay port polities into the multiethnic divisions of modern Malaysia by Tomáš Petrů
  • The Thai Lao question: the reappearance of Thailand’s ethnic Lao community and related policy questions by John Draper and Peerasit Kamnuansilpa
  • Gender, tribe and development: a case study of the Reang tribal community in Tripura (Northeast India) by Mayuri Sengupta

Book Reviews

Voir :  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/caet20/19/1

Bulletin of Indonesian economic studies, vol. 53, n° 2, 2017

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, vol. 53, n° 2, 2017

Table of contents

Survey of Recent Developments
  • Forestry, Forest Fires, and Climate Change in Indonesia by Armida S. Alisjahbana and Jonah M. Busch
Indonesia in Comparative Perspective
  • India and Indonesia: Lessons Learned from the 2013 Taper Tantrum by Chatib Basri
Other Articles
  • Agro-clusters and Rural Poverty: A Spatial Perspective for West Java by Dadan Wardhana, Rico Ihle and Wim Heijman
  • Triangle of Linkages among Modernising Markets, Sprayer–traders, and Mango-farming Intensification in Indonesia by Sara Ratna Qanti, Thomas Reardon and Arief Iswariyadi
Inaugural Mubyarto Public Policy Forum: Keynote Address
  • Revisiting the Problem of Development Distribution by Boediono

Book Reviews

Voir : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cbie20/53/2

Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land en Volkenkunde, vol. 173, n° 4, 2017

Bijdragen tot de taal-, land en volkenkunde, vol. 173, n° 4, 2017

Special Issue : New Urban Middle Classes in Colonial Java

Revue en libre accès

Table of contents

  • New Urban Middle Classes in Colonial Java by Henk Schulte-Nordholt
Research Articles
  • Urban Middle Classes in Colonial Java (1900-1942) by Tom Hoogervorst and Henk Schulte-Nordholt
  • The Emergence of a Modern Audience for Cinema in Colonial Java by Dafna Ruppin
  • Performing Colonial Modernity : Fairs, Consumerism, and the Emergence of the Indonesian Middle Classes by Arnout H. C. van der Meer
Review Articles
  • In Search of Young Citizens by Yatun Sastramidjaja
  • Recent Books on Indonesian Manuscript by Dick van der Meij
  • Animism and Personal Religion in Southeast Asia by Nathan Porath and Chayan Vaddhanaphuti
Book Reviews
  • Debate on De brandende kampongs van Generaal Spoor by Rémy Limpach, with Bart Luttikhuis, Abdul Wahid, Robert Cribb, Harry Poeze
  • Andrea A. Acri (ed.), Esoteric Buddhism in Medieval Maritime Asia: Networks of Masters, Texts, Icons by Thomas Hunter
  • Nicolas Césard, Antonio Guerreiro, and Antonia Soriente (eds), Petualangan Unjung dan Mbui Kuvong: Sastra lisan dan Kamus Punan Tuvu’ dari Kalimantan by Stefan Danerek
  • Matthew Cohen, Inventing the Performing Arts: Modernity and Tradition in Colonial Indonesia by Saadia Boonstra
  • Jennifer Goodlander, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali by Carmencita Palermo
  • Vedi R. Hadiz, Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East by Hatib Abdul Kadir
  • Ravando, Dr. Oen, Pejuang dan Pengayom Rakyat Kecil by Abdul Wahid
  • Rumadi, Islamic Post-traditionalism in Indonesia by Kevin Fogg

A télécharger sur :   http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22134379

The Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 44, n° 6, 2017

The Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 44, n° 6, 2017

Gender and generation in Southeast Asian agrarian transformations

Guest edited by Clara Mi Young Park and Ben White

Les articles 1, 2 et 4 sont disponibles en libre accès en ce moment

Table of contents

  • Gender and generation in Southeast Asian agro-commodity booms by Clara Mi Young Park and Ben White
  • Gender and land dispossession: a comparative analysis by Michael Levien
  • Gender and generation in engagements with oil palm in East Kalimantan, Indonesia: insights from feminist political ecology by Rebecca Elmhirst, Mia Siscawati, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett and Dian Ekowati
  • Intergenerational displacement in Indonesia’s oil palm plantation zone by Tania Murray Li
  • Women, gender and protest: contesting oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesia by Miranda Morgan
  • In the law and on the land: finding the female farmer in Myanmar’s National Land Use Policy by Hilary Oliva Faxon
  • Gendered eviction, protest and recovery: a feminist political ecology engagement with land grabbing in rural Cambodia by Vanessa Lamb, Laura Schoenberger, Carl Middleton and Boris Un
  • ‘We are not afraid to die’: gender dynamics of agrarian change in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia by Clara Mi Young Park and Margherita Maffii
  • Land concessions and rural youth in Southern Laos by Gilda Sentíes Portilla
  • Gaharu King – Family Queen: material gendered political ecology of the eaglewood boom in Kalimantan, Indonesia by Kristina Grossmann

Voir : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fjps20/44/6

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol. 18, n° 5, 2017

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol. 18, n° 5, 2017

Potent Places in Southeast Asia

Guest-editors : Anne Yvonne Guillou and Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

Table of contents

  • Potent Places and Animism in Southeast Asia by Anne Yvonne Guillou
  • Potent Places in Central Vietnam: ‘Everything that Comes Out of the Earth is Cham’ by Anne-Valérie Schweyer
  • Khmer Potent Places: Pāramī and the Localisation of Buddhism and Monarchy in Cambodia by Anne Yvonne Guillou
  • On Periodically Potent Places: The Theatre Stage as a Temporarily Empowered Space for Ritual Performances in Cambodia by Stéphanie Khoury
  • Singing in Dangerous Places (Flores, Lamaholot, Indonesia) by Dana Rappoport
  • From Potent Dead to Potent Places? Reflections on Muslim Saint Shrines in South Asia by Delphine Ortis

Voir : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rtap20/18/5




Workshop : Rice in Southeast Asia – past and present

Early Rice Workshop : Rice in Southeast Asia – Past and Present, 4-6 January 2018, Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre

Archaeobotanists! A three-day workshop on human-plant relations has been organized by UCL’s Institute of Archaeology and Silpakorn University. The workshop aims to disseminate information on the Early Rice Project, but also research from scientists and archaeologists working in Southeast Asia. Topics include climate change, human-plant interactions, ethnobotany, and agricultural systems. A one-day practical session on archaeobotanical techniques will take place on the 6th of January for field archaeologists and students who wish to learn the basics of archaeobotanical sampling. Please email sirilucky.k@gmail.com (Sililuck Kantrasri) or criscastillo7@yahoo.com (Cristina Castillo) before the 15th of December if you are interested in attending either the seminar series or the practicals. Places are limited.

Speakers include Jane Carlos (UP Diliman), Cristina Castillo (UCL, Institute of Archaeology, London; Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe), Akkaneewut Chabangborn (Department of Geology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok), Nigel Chang (College of Arts, Society & Education, James Cook University, Queensland), Michelle S. Eusebio (Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines, Manila; Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Florida), Dorian Fuller (UCL, Institute of Archaeology, London), Thanik Lertcharnrit (Department of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok), Nguyen Mai Huong (Institute of Archaeology, Hanoi), Nguyen Thuy Duong (Historical Geology Department, Faculty of Geology, VNU University of Science, Hanoi), Nathsuda Pumijumnong (Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University), Paramita Punwong (Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom; York Institute of Tropical Ecosystems, Environment Department, University of York, York), Rasmi Shoocongdej (Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok), Sasivimon Swangpol (Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science Mahidol University, Bangkok), Joyce White (Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology, Philadelphia).

Voir: https://www.facebook.com/ISEAArchaeology/photos/a.257018854458060.1073741830.233573613469251/848954788597794/?type=3&theater

Franklin and Marshall College, History Visiting Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian/South Asian/Chinese Studies – Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College

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Franklin and Marshall College: History
Visiting Assistant Professor – Southeast Asian/South Asian/Chinese History (one-year)


Location: Lancaster, PA

Closes: Feb 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Southeast Asian, South Asian, or Chinese history, beginning Fall semester 2018. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending on qualifications. Candidates should have or be close to completing the Ph.D. Teaching experience is required. Teaching load is 3/2. The successful candidate will teach two surveys of Asian history (pre-modern and modern), as well as topics courses in areas of expertise, and contribute to the College’s general education curriculum, « Connections. »

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others to overcome barriers to academic success.


Candidates should have or be close to completing the Ph.D. Teaching experience is required.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/47457: letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and teaching evaluation forms. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2018, or until the position is filled. Queries may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Richard Reitan, at richard.reitan@fandm.edu.

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

Deadline: January 19, 2018

April 27-28, 2018 at UC Berkeley

Migrations have characterized Southeast Asian lives and livelihoods in different ways in different eras; they have affected work, settlement patterns, resource use, small and large investments, religion, and culture. Migrations have formed and changed the composition of Southeast Asian societies and given rise to complex cultural, social, environmental, and political problems and opportunities. Past and present, migrations have been both forced and voluntary: forced to make way for certain kinds of development; triggered by violence and war; but also intentional and, at times, pioneering: to change lives, secure new livelihoods, or explore new ecologies.

Contributors to this conference will discuss continuities and changes in migration practices, patterns, and personnel, addressing a wide range of historical periods, disciplines, and themes. Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent to CSEAS at UC Berkeley (cseas@berkeley.edu) by Friday, January 19, 2018. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).

Call for Abstracts: The 22nd International Symposium for Malay/Indonesian Linguistics

Deadline: February 15, 2018
May 10-12, 2018

ISMIL is an annual event whose goal is the advancement of scholarship in Malay/Indonesian Linguistics, through the bringing together of linguists from Malay and Indonesian speaking countries and their colleagues in other parts of the world.

Papers presented at ISMIL are concerned with the Malay/Indonesian language in any of its varieties. In addition to the standardized versions of Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia, papers are particularly welcome dealing with non-canonical isolects such as regional dialects of Malay and Indonesian, contact varieties, and other closely related Malayic languages. Papers may be in any of the subfields of linguistics, and may represent variegated approaches and diverse theoretical persuasions. Presentations at ISMIL are delivered in English, as is befitting an international symposium.

Persons wishing to present a paper at the symposium are invited to upload a one-page abstract in electronic form (preferably pdf, but MsWord also acceptable). Potential participants who need more time for travel arrangements and visa applications may submit their abstracts at any time, and will receive early notification of acceptance/rejection. Limited funds are available for partial support of travel expenses for worthy applicants. If you wish to apply for such support, please check the appropriate box in the abstract upload application form online.

Forest and Society, vol. 1, n° 2 (2017)

Forest and Society, vol. 1, n° 2 (2017)

Available online since November 28, 2017

 Le site de la revue

Table of Contents

Regular Research Articles

Moira Moeliono, Pham Thu Thuy, Indah Waty Bong, Grace Yee Wong, Maria Brockhaus
Bobby Anderson, Patamawadee Jongruck
Sitti Nuraeni
Ahmad Dhiaulhaq, Kanchana Wiset, Rawee Thaworn, Seth Kane, David Gritten
Messalina Lovenia Salampessy, Indra Gumay Febryano, Dini Zulfiani
Sukanlaya Choenkwan
Dewi Nur Asih, Stephan Klasen