Starting from the basis that modernity has solid a spell over humans around the globe, this assortment explores using magic and faith as smooth instruments for connection. The participants draw on new ethnographic examine in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Indonesia to teach that citizens of those nations now not see faith and modernity as contradictory. fairly, non secular rules and magic practices aid humans around the quarter to satisfy the demanding situations of contemporary lifestyles. Revising our realizing of faith in Southeast Asia, this assortment sheds new mild at the a number of modernities that symbolize our globalized world.

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