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Cosmologies, Truth Regimes, and the State in Southeast Asia

Day, Tony; Reynolds, Craig


In the first part of the essay on constructing universes we examine the universalizing knowledges that seemingly controlled human actors in the precolonial period. We also look at some nineteenth- and twentieth-century examples of the clash of epistemologies. We conclude this section by asking whether the visionary projects and world-views in postcolonial Southeast Asia can be looked at as cosmologies, as a struggle between old and new epistemologies, between mysticism and technology. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Modern Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X00003589


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