By K. Robinson
This new selection of essays explores questions of subjectification, selfhood and id within the modern Asia Pacific, analyzing the way in which that migrant lives show the advanced interaction of neighborhood and international approaches within the post-Cold warfare period, and jointly wondering the newness of the 'global age' during this quarter.
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139). Pnina Werbner’s large corpus of work on Muslim South Asians in Britain interrogates the translocation of culture – its dislocation, transplantation and translation in the course of migration. In Chapter 8 she turns her well-honed comparative eye to the literature on Sufism in Indonesia. The analysis is framed by her scholarly engagement with challenges presented by Sufism as a local tradition within a global movement. Through the lens of Sufi practice and nodal organisational networks, she is able to present a fresh analysis of the Indonesian pesantren (Islamic residential school) tradition – well known to scholars through Clifford Geertz’s Religion of Java (1960) and a succession of scholars after him – as a symbolic and organizational form not radically different from that of the classic Sufi lodge found in South Asia and the Middle East.
69–70). It is also a subtle exploration of the relationship between sexuality, self and subjectivity. As the third-person narration about one of Chiwin’s performances unfolds, the reader is drawn into Chiwin’s inner thoughts as he has sex on stage with a female employee of the club, Wanphen. As he mechanically engages in sex with her on a stage surrounded by intently gazing, sexually aroused spectators, all fellow Thais, he thinks about Wanphen and her economic situation, one that closely resembles his own.
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Asian and Pacific Cosmopolitans: Self and Subject in Motion by K. Robinson