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Science and Nation: Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
(2,362 words)

Islam and gender have long been central to nationalist debates across the region, particularly where the country is predominantly Muslim (Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia), where there are significant numbers of Muslim immigrants (Australia), or dissident communities (Aceh in Indonesia, southern Thailand). Despite sizeable Muslim populations in many of the region's nations, only in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia do government policies contain an explicit orientation to Islam within the area of na…

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Mee, Wendy, “Science and Nation: Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0197c>
First published online: 2009

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