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Art and design pedagogy for tomorrow’s lifelong learners
Globalization, the knowledge economy, and advances in technologies have changed the way we live and work. They demand a new generation of graduates who can adapt to the new and constantly changing environment and yet ...
Studying Southeast Asian religious conflicts : bringing back religion
The study of Southeast Asian religious conflicts paradoxically downplays the role of religion in these struggles in favour of essentially nationalist grievances. New insights from the natural sciences suggest that religion ...
South Africa beyond Mandela
As South Africans hold vigil for their iconic hero Nelson Mandela, the country ponders what lies ahead in the post-Mandela years. While the answer is quite apparent, it may not be what many would prefer.
Religious harmony in Indonesia : need for new approaches
Religious intolerance continues to bedevil Indonesia. Although the Indonesian constitution is committed to protecting religious freedom, there are certain laws and official actions that do not. Policymakers need to be ...
Russia and the return of history
Riding on the back of the sharp increases in oil prices, Russia is reasserting its big power status. The current crisis in relations between Russia and the West reminds us that there is no sharp division between traditional ...
‘Islamophobia’ or ‘Europhobia’? : deconstructing the contemporary debates
The recommendations from the French parliamentary commission on the burqa are out, reigniting much debate on Islam in Europe. It has not quite died down since the move to ban the minarets in Switzerland. But what ...
From empire to the War on Terror : the 1915 Indian Sepoy Mutiny in Singapore as a case study of the impact of profiling of religious and ethnic minorities
This paper looks at some of the unintended consequences of religious and ethnic profiling of minorities that took place during the colonial era, and which in 1915 lead to a mutiny by Indian Sepoys then stationed in ...
Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 : serial murder and narrative necrosis
This article explores the representation of serial murder in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, focusing in particular on Part Four, “The Part About the Crimes,” which provides a thinly fictionalized account of the notorious femicides ...
Indonesia's Salafist Sufis
Islam's devotional and mystical tradition, Sufism (tasawwuf), is commonly cast as antithetical to Salafi Islam. Self-identified 'Salafis', with their ideological roots in anti-liberal strands of twentieth century modernist ...