Cultural Change & Urban Identity In South East Asia
South East Asia is the most heavily populated and among the poorest regions in the world. It faces enormous social, economic, and health challenges, including pervasive inequality, violence, political instability, and limited resources. These countries tend to have a higher burden of diseases and have an already compromised primary health care delivery system. They are also plagued by lack of awareness of the constituting population, stigma associated with mental illness, poverty, and illiteracy. The multiculturalism of today's cities contributes to increased tolerance, better quality of life, and sociocultural stimulation; at the same time, it often contributes to heightened social tensions, interethnic striving, and cultural conflicts-all of which undoubtedly carry mental health ramifications. The range of disorders and deviancies associated with urbanization is enormous and includes psychoses, depression, sociopathy, substance abuse, alcoholism, crime, delinquency, vandalism, family disintegration, and alienation.
B Kumar having Graduation and Post- Graduation and PhD degree from Patna University and UGC-NET qualified scholar is presently teaching as Lecturer in Bihar. He had attended several seminars and besides this he is author of one title.
Preface V 1. Historical Origins of Southeast Asia --Pg. 1 2. Youth Cultures and Aspirations --Pg. 25 3. Singapore in Southeast Asia --Pg. 51 4. Cambodia in Global Market --Pg. 93 5. Flows of Ideas and Cultures --Pg. 109 6. Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination --Pg. 157 7. Tourism and its Social And Political Repercussions --Pg. 193 8. The Effect of Tourism on a Thai Seaside Town --Pg. 219 9. Phuket :Urban Conservation Versus Tourism --Pg. 231 10. The Myanmar Burma Case on Tourism and Political Repercussions --Pg. 241 11. Culture and Identity in Southeast Asia --Pg. 253 Bibliography --Pg. 277 Index --Pg. 281