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Title:
New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism, and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia
Author:
Koning, Juliette. editor.
ISBN:
9789811029691
Physical Description:
XIII, 293 p. 9 illus., 5 illus. in color. online resource.
Series:
Religion and Society in Asia Pacific
Contents:
Introduction: New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia -- Muhammadiyah vs. Mammon: The Economic Trials and Tribulations of an Islamic Modernist Mass-Organization in Indonesia (1990s-2000s) -- Beyond the Prosperity Gospel: Moral Identity Work and Organizational Cultures in Pentecostal-charismatic Churches in Indonesia -- New Life in an Expanding Market Economy: Moral Issues among Cambodia’s Highland Protestants -- A Moral Economy in Motion: The Dynamics and Limitations of a Pentecostal Alternative Society in Cambodia -- A Church for Us: Itineraries of Burmese Migrants Navigating in Thailand through the Charismatic Christian Church -- Of Riches and Faith: The Prosperity Gospels of Megachurches in Singapore -- Religious Worlding: Christianity and the New Production of Space in the Philippines -- What is a Halal Lab? Islamic Technoscience in Malaysia -- Religion, Prosperity, and Lottery Lore: The Linkage of New Religious Networks to Gambling Practices in Thailand -- Made in Singapore: Conceiving, Making and Using Ritual Objects in Hindu Domains -- Epilogue: Capitalist Rationalities and Religious Moralities: An Agonistic Plurality.
Abstract:
As Southeast Asia experiences unprecedented economic modernization, religious and moral practices are being challenged as never before. From Thai casinos to Singaporean megachurches, from the practitioners of Islamic Finance in Jakarta to Pentecostal Christians in rural Cambodia, this volume discusses the moral complexities that arise when religious and economic developments converge. In the past few decades, Southeast Asia has seen growing religious pluralism and antagonisms as well as the penetration of a market economy and economic liberalism. Providing a multidisciplinary, cross-regional snapshot of a region in the midst of profound change, this text is a key read for scholars of religion, economists, NGO workers and think-tankers across the region. .
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As Southeast Asia experiences unprecedented economic modernization, religious and moral practices are being challenged as never before. From Thai casinos to Singaporean megachurches, from the practitioners of Islamic Finance in Jakarta to Pentecostal Christians in rural Cambodia, this volume discusses the moral complexities that arise when religious and economic developments converge. In the past few decades, Southeast Asia has seen growing religious pluralism and antagonisms as well as the penetration of a market economy and economic liberalism. Providing a multidisciplinary, cross-regional snapshot of a region in the midst of profound change, this text is a key read for scholars of religion, economists, non-governmental organization workers, and think-tankers across the region.