Dogmeat diaries 4: Rooftop Lunch

Dogmeat diaries 4: Rooftop Lunch

July 7, 2020
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This post belongs to the series of ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.) The Dogmeat Diaries recollect (not necessarily accurately) and reflect upon South’s experiences working in Burm …

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Dogmeat Diaries 3: On the Ye River

Dogmeat Diaries 3: On the Ye River

June 24, 2020
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By Ashley South This post belongs to the series of ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.) The Dogmeat Diaries recollect (not necessarily accurately) and reflect upon South’s experiences …

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Dogmeat Diaries 2: First Trip to Monland

Dogmeat Diaries 2: First Trip to Monland

June 23, 2020
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By Ashley South This post belongs to the series of ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.) The Dogmeat Diaries recollect (not necessarily accurately) and reflect upon South’s experiences …

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‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

June 18, 2020
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By Emma Kiedyk  Martin Seeger is ‘a rare case among western scholars of Thai Buddhism and culture’, says Thai thinker and activisit Sulak Sivaraksa in Seeds of Peace (Vol 35, No.3)¹. The book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’, published by Silkworm an …

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Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

June 15, 2020
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By Ashley SouthThis is the first in a series of ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South that we shall be publishing. (Read below for an explanation about the title choice.) The Dogmeat Diaries recollect (not necessarily accurately) and reflect upon South’s e …

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Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

June 8, 2020
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By Sophorntavy Vorng -Ever since my first trip to Bangkok as a PhD student to do my initial field research for A Meeting of Masks, I’ve been back many times. Shopping malls continue to be important social hubs, and consumption remains as popular an act …

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Migrant labour and care in times of COVID-19, an interview with Dr Megha Amrith

Migrant labour and care in times of COVID-19, an interview with Dr Megha Amrith

June 2, 2020
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Dr Megha Amrith is the lead researcher of the ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ Research Group at Max Planck Institute, in Germany. She and her team focus on ageing, migration and translocal mobility in Asia, Africa and South America. This week, I had the …

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‘Dehijabbing’ in Malaysia

‘Dehijabbing’ in Malaysia

May 26, 2020
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‘The moral responsibilities placed on young women draw the limits around the multicultural and multireligious society that Malaysia is claiming to be’, claims Sylva Frisk in this thought-provoking entry. In April 2019, the book Unveiling Choice was lau …

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Performing the Arts of Indonesia

Performing the Arts of Indonesia

May 21, 2020
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”This book is a forum for information and discourse on the previously little known history, politics and identity of the performing arts of the small island region of Kepri” Read Margaret Kartomi’s account of ‘Performing the Arts of Indonesia’ a book …

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A Day in the Life of a Publishing Assistant

A Day in the Life of a Publishing Assistant

May 15, 2020
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Ever wondered what is it to work in NIAS Press? In this blog post, publishing assistant Adela describes a normal working day By Adela Brianso, Publishing Assistant at NIAS Press Each working day at NIAS Press varies widely. As a publishing assistant, I …

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The Fog of War Again Descends on Afghanistan

The Fog of War Again Descends on Afghanistan

May 10, 2020
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Michael Fredholm brings us un update on Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban and the recent peace agreement. Read his book ‘Afghanistan Beyond the Fog of  War’ for a fascinating account on this topic. On 9 November 2018, representatives of the Afghan Taliba …

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Alien Romance

Alien Romance

May 6, 2020
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As our inaugural post, we bring you a fascinating piece on the agency of Indonesian domestic workers when engaging in relationships abroad. By Jafar Suryomenggolo, editor and translator of ‘At a Moment’s Notice’ (NIAS Press, 2019) ‘At a Moment’s Notice …

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