This talk explores such neglected intimacies of Indian coolie households in British Malaya. In doing so, it introduces the concept of “situational agency” and in the process contributes to ongoing discussions in fields of gender, migration and labour studies by problematizing the dichotomous understanding of “agent” and “victim” as mutually exclusive categories.
This week we feature a video that examines the ways in which French colonial rule shaped Phnom Penh from the late 19th century to the 1930s.
In the spirit of James C. Scott visiting UH this week, we are featuring a selection on group resistance and marginalization in Southeast Asia.
After a lot of searching, we found a really unique selection of books reflecting on imperialism and nationhood in Brunei.