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We still have places left for our summer school programme Study Experience South-East Asia 2012. Study Experience will cover a whole 4 weeks time and will take participants on an exciting trip through Thailand and Laos. While exploring spots from hill tribe villages to unseen quarters of sprawling Bangkok, the students take seminars and attend lectures on topics such as sustainable tourism, poverty reduction and the current political cleavages in modern Thailand. This year we also included the chance to conduct an embedded research project enabling students to gain valuable fieldwork experience. Study Experience comprises only a small group of participants enabling students a rich and insightful travel and study experience.

Do not miss this chance and apply within our extended application deadline until this friday May 25th. Applications within this week are eligible for a discount of 100€ to the regular programme fee (1670€).

Study Experience will take place from 15 July to 14 August 2012 and comprises a wide selection of lectures, seminar units, discussions with practitioners and experts in the field as well as a rich cultural programme.

For more info on the summer school programme have a look at our programme websiteor write an e-mail to our project coordinator and study experience host Claudia Dolezal.



While we are finishing the editorial work of the upcoming ASEAS summer issue with its focus on HEALTH, we already receive submissions for the winter issue on ENVIRONMENT (guest edited by Oliver Pye; submissions deadline 30 June 2012). We have also just published the Call for Papers for the summer 2013 issue on SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (submissions deadline 31 December 2012).

You can download the SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Call for Papers directly (PDF) here or from our ASEAS CfP Website.

As always, we will also accept submissions outside the special focus.

Last but not least, as mentioned in our last newsletter, we have the following books on offer for authors interested in writing a book review for us:

  • Yos Santasombat (2011) The River of Life: Changing Ecosystems of the Mekong Region. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Mekong Press. Link
  • AKM Ahsan Ullah (2010) Rationalizing Migration Decisions: Labour Migrants in East and South-East Asia. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. Link

Please also contact us for any other suggestions on book reviews, interviews or similar.



Im Rahmen der "7. Tage der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie" am 24. und 25. Mai 2012 am Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie der Universität Wien (Universitätsstraße 7, 4. Stock, 1010 Wien) finden auch einige Präsentationen/Events zu Südostasien statt:

Donnerstag 24. Mai 2012

15:30-17:30 Uhr Workshop 3: Sex Work(s), HS C?

  • Claudia Zimmermann: Love Sells - Thai Ladies For You: Feldforschung bei einer Heiratsagentur in Chiang Mai

Freitag 25. Mai 2012

09:00-17:30 Uhr SEAS - Infotisch

  • Informationen zu den Projekten und zur Arbeit der Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften (SEAS) in Wien (u.a. zu Publikationen, Abo-Angeboten für die Österreichische Zeitschrift für Südostasienwissenschaften (ASEAS), SEAS Summerschool 2012 nach Thailand und Laos)

14:00-16:00 Uhr Workshop 12 | Anthropology of Tourism, HS A

  • Claudia Dolezal: Host-Guest Encounters: Old Wine in New Bottles?
  • Walter Koppensteiner: Ethnorelativism and Image Diversification upon World Travelling
  • Huong Thanh Bui: Revisiting the Rites of Passage Theory in an Asian Backpacking Context: A Holistic Approach towards a Conceptual Framework
  • Julia Jöstl: Looking for Paradise?: The Phenomenon of „Amenity Migration“ - A Case Study in the Hua Hin and Cha-am Region, Thailand
  • Koordination / Kontakt: Alexander Trupp & Claudia Dolezal

Das gesamtes Programm sowie Book of Abstracts der KSA-Tage finden Sie online unter http://www.univie.ac.at/ksa/



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