Living Kinship and Fearing Spirits in Laos with Rosalie Stolz

Living Kinship and Fearing Spirits in Laos with Rosalie Stolz

March 8, 2021
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A new podcast about a NIAS Press book is out! Rosalie Stolz, author of “Living Kinship and Fearing Spirits: Sociality among the Khmu of Nothern Laos” joined us in a conversation about her fascinating new ethnography.  This book is an intimate study of …

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State, Religion and the South China Sea with Edyta Roszko

State, Religion and the South China Sea with Edyta Roszko

January 20, 2021
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New podcast published about a NIAS Press book! Edyta Roszko is the author of “Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam”. “In a nutshell, this book explores how the fishermen and fisherwomen in the …

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“Nation, City, Arena: Sports Events, Nation Building and City Politics in Indonesia”

“Nation, City, Arena: Sports Events, Nation Building and City Politics in Indonesia”

January 18, 2021
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NIAS Press is delighted to have recently published Friederike Trotier’s book “Nation, City, Arena: Sports Events, Nation Building and City Politics in Indonesia”. This book is the first comprehensive study of international multi-sport events in Indones …

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Photographing Laos with Martin Stuart-Fox

Photographing Laos with Martin Stuart-Fox

January 11, 2021
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Fifty years ago, the Vietnam War was still raging and had spread into neighbouring Laos and Cambodia. One of the Western journalists reporting on the conflict on the ground was Martin Stuart-Fox who, based at the University of Queensland, went on to be …

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Interview with Pétur Mar Gudmundsson from Sigvaldi books

Interview with Pétur Mar Gudmundsson from Sigvaldi books

October 28, 2020
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In October 2019, Adela from NIAS Press had the immense pleasure of talking to Pétur Mar Gudmundsson from Sigvaldi books, a specialised book service and bookstore in Iceland. According to their website, Sigvaldi is based on two things: ‘the old-fashione …

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From Queer Comrades to Queer China

From Queer Comrades to Queer China

August 10, 2020
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By Hongwei BaoIn this blog entry, author Hongwei Bao introduces his two books on queer Chinese cultures and reflects upon how he documents China’s LGBTQ community history and conceptualises a postsocialist queer politics in the context of a neoliberali …

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Performing the Arts of Indonesia

Performing the Arts of Indonesia

May 21, 2020
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”This book is a forum for information and discourse on the previously little known history, politics and identity of the performing arts of the small island region of Kepri” Read Margaret Kartomi’s account of ‘Performing the Arts of Indonesia’ a book …

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