Kinship and State: Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
(2,232 words)

Recent transformations in many countries of the Asia-Pacific region, home to the world's largest Muslim population, have dramatically reconfigured gender relations. In both Muslim majority and Muslim minority nations, the complex interplays between development (often state-led), consumer capitalist culture, economy, polity, and religious practice have had profound implications for women's and men's everyday lived experiences, and …

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Stivens, Maila, “Kinship and State: Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 April 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0102c>
First published online: 2009



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