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Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia

Analyses religious conflicts in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines that mostly lie on claims for nationhood and national identity acceptance. Studies how religious identity constructs conceptions of nationhood in this region. Introduces religious violence, conflict formation, negotiations, and religious nationalism. Explicates case studies by country, including Southern Philippines’ Moro and Bangsamoro nationalism, Thailand’s southern border provinces, Malaysia’s religious –ethno nationalism, Indonesia’s contestations in nationhood, statehood and the Religious Master Frames.