Author: Andrew McGregor
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Social Science
Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world – hosting a wide range of languages, ethnicities, religions, economies, ecosystems and political systems. Amidst this diversity, however, has been a common desire to develop. This provides a uniting theme across landscapes of difference. This Handbook traces the uneven experiences that have accompanied development in Southeast Asia. The region is often considered to be a development success story; however, it is increasingly recognized that growth underpinning this development has been accompanied by patterns of inequality, violence, environmental degradation and cultural loss. In 30 chapters, written by established and emerging experts of the region, the Handbook examines development encounters through four thematic sections: • Approaching Southeast Asian development, • Institutions and economies of development, • People and development and • Environment and development. The authors draw from national or sub-national case studies to consider regional scale processes of development – tracing the uneven distribution of costs, risks and benefits. Core themes include the ongoing neoliberalization of development, issues of social and environmental justice and questions of agency and empowerment. This important reference work provides rich insights into the diverse impacts of current patterns of development and in doing so raises questions and challenges for realizing more equitable alternatives. It will be of value to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Development Studies, Human Geography, Political Ecology and Asian Politics.
Author: J. David Owens
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Brings Together Current Knowledge and State-of-the-Art Information on Indigenous Fermented Foods Fermented foods and beverages span a range of root crops, cereals, pulses, vegetables, nuts, fruits, and animal products. Southeast Asia has a long history of utilizing fermentation in the production and preservation of foods, and is widely recognized for its prominent use. Indigenous Fermented Foods of Southeast Asia examines some indigenous fermented foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, focusing on the chemical, microbiological, and technological factors associated with their manufacture, quality, and safety. This text establishes a need for an adequate understanding of the fermentation process to ensure safe and reliable practices, as well as the consistent production of a quality product. The authors describe the production, microbiology, biochemistry, nutritional value, and dietary roles of a wide variety of indigenous fermented foods of Southeast Asia. Emphasizing the microbiological and biochemical processes in fermentations and examining the factors that influence the development of the characteristic microflora and chemical changes induced, they accurately describe each process and critically evaluate the roles of microbes in the fermentation. The classification of products is based on their microbial ecology (i.e. the predominant microbes involved), and the text includes examples of every major category of fermented food. The book covers tempe, starter cultures, sweet/sour/alcoholic rice and cassava fermentations, alcoholic fermentations, soy sauce, Bacillus fermentations, and lactic acid bacterial fermentations of vegetables, durian fruit, rice noodles, meats, and sea foods. This book answers a series of basic questions addressing: Dominant/desired microbes Suitable factors in processing and the environment Commonly present microbes Compounds utilized as major carbon and energy sources Sources of fermentable carbohydrates Main biochemical activities and chemical changes True yield of product per kilogram of initial raw materials Possible hazards associated with a product How possible hazards may be minimized or eliminated Research needs and opportunities Indigenous Fermented Foods of Southeast Asia evaluates the state of scientific knowledge of the fermentations and identifies specific questions that need to be answered in order to promote the reproducibility, safety and future prospects of these fermented foods.
Introduces the cooking and food habits of Southeast Asia, including such recipes as prawn soup and fried rice, and provides brief information on the people, agriculture, and festive occasions of the area.
Author: Ashok K. Dutt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
This book introduces the ten nation region of Southeast Asia: The main themes of the book are diversity, differential development and changing socio-economic and political setting affecting these characteristics in the 1990s. The nations of Southeast Asia have different languages, three dominant religions - Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, varied levels of economic development that range from bare agricultural subsistence to highly urbanized and highly developed. The historically based core areas of these countries have evolved on their own. Moreover, the effects of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, and Western cultures have been experienced differently in different nations at different times in their histories. This book is intended to be understood by all those who want an initial introduction to Southeast Asia. As many aspects of the book are the result of an in-depth research, carried out by the contributing authors, it is also a valuable reference. The contributing authors have portrayed the basic spatial aspects of the region as well as their relevance in the 1990s based in novel ways and through original interpretations. All fIrst and some second authors of chapters are professors. All but one have Ph. Os. Most contributing authors are geographers but with different sub-specialties: P. P.
Author: Joseph Nevins
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking Southeast Asia to Market trace the myriad ways recent alignments among producers, distributors, and consumers are affecting people and nature throughout the region. In case studies ranging from coffee and hardwood products to mushroom pickers and Vietnamese factory workers, the authors detail the Southeast Asian articulations of these processes while also discussing the broader implications of these shifts. Taken together, the cases show how commodities illuminate the convergence of changing social forces in Southeast Asia today, as they transform the terms, practices, and experiences of everyday life and politics in the global economy.
Author: Andrew T. H. Tan
Release Date: 2013-07-03
The economic growth of East and South-East Asia in the context of the global financial crisis has strengthened the view that this region is emerging in the 21st century as the most economically vibrant region in the world. With some of the largest economies, and generally high economic growth rates compared to the rest of the world, it is unsurprising that East and South-East Asia has become the subject of global interest. East Asia’s rise inevitably focuses attention on the issue of China’s emergence as a regional and global power. Such a prospect challenges the current status quo, in which the region is dominated by the USA and its regional allies, and issues in Sino-US strategic relations have raised global awareness of the need to understand this pivotal region better. In addition, the Taiwan issue continues to evoke nationalist sentiments in China, and North Korea continues to threaten regional stability. Non-traditional (or alternative) security issues are also of major importance in the region, including natural disasters and epidemics, as well as challenges relating to human rights and governance, transnational crime, demographic issues, economics and trade and regionalism. This Handbook aims to offer an insight into these issues. The volume is divided into two main sections. The first, International Relations and Security Perspectives, will focus on the international relations of the region, paying special attention to the key state players. The chapter contributions will examine the security perspectives, and foreign and defence policies of these states, as well as key bilateral relationships. The second section will examine key Regional Non-traditional Security Issues, including globalization, transnational health challenges, population growth and the environment.
Author: A. F. Medina Pizzali
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This paper describes the marketing of fresh and live fish, and gives examples of low-cost retailing equipment and facilities used in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore (City). It examines the status, problems and needs of workers in the fish retail trade, especially street vendors. Recommendations are put forward to promote the street fish-vending sector and improve fish retail marketing. More research is needed in this field.
Author: Roehlano M Briones
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
"Beyond previous more simplistic approaches, this book takes a giant step towards understanding and translating into people-centered policies the actual position and complexity of fish production in Southeast Asian economies. Tackling how fi sheries and aquaculture are embedded in local and household economies and linked through dynamic supply chains to more distant, even global markets, the book makes essential policy and analytical recommendations. SEARCA and ISEAS have made a major contribution to the intellectual debate and action agenda for Southeast Asian fisheries." Dr Meryl Williams, Chair of the Commission of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
The best guide to Southeast Asia, completely updated Jungle treks, smoldering volcanos, and white-sand beaches Colorful bazaars, crafts villages, reliable jewelers and electronics stores--and where to get clothes made to order Wondrous golden palaces and ancient temple complexes Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Memorable accommodations, from beachside bungalows to luxurious mountaintop villas and swank urban palaces Stylish Pacific Rim cuisine, high tea in Singapore, tasty local delicacies from cafés, noodle stands, and hawker centers Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 58 pages of maps, vacation itineraries, and more Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; What's Where; Pleasures & Pastimes; New & Noteworthy; complete index.
Author: Lee Geok Boi
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Accumulating years of intensive research and rigorous taste-testing, Lee Geok Boi returns with another cookbook, this time gathering timeless classics and modern favourites that hail from the various regions of Asia in this stunning compendium of seafood recipes. More than 80 recipes showcase the delicious potential of the vast array of seafood available. With illustrated step-by-step instruction for cleaning and preparing of the seafood and a unique illustrated glossary for fresh and dried seafood, this book is a complete guide to making stunning and delicious seafood dishes whatever the occasion.
Using nearly two hundred color pictures, this guidebook illustrates the charm and adventure of traveling to Thailand and Laos. The guide is aimed at the cost conscious, but not the cost adverse. "A Traveler on a Rope" is neither traveling on a shoestring, nor toting, or having another tote, Hermes luggage. Cost is an object but so is comfort. She recognizes the danger of a luxury cocoon as well as the tedium of a shared bathroom. The guide offers unvarnished recommendations on food, lodging and sights. With this guide you may stay in the same suite enjoyed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for under eighty dollars a night. Equally important, tips are shared to assist each traveler to plan, and memorialize, his perfect Southeast Asian trip.