Dr. Sophorntavy Vorng

Dr. Sophorntavy Vorng

Anthropologie

sophorntavy.vorng(at)gmail.com

 

 

Sophorntavy Vorng gehörte der Abteilung für religiöse Vielfalt von September 2009 bis August 2011 als Postdoc an. Sie promovierte am Department of Anthropology an der University of Sydney im März 2009 mit der Präsentation ihrer Doktorarbeit, “Status City: Consumption, Identity, and Middle Class Culture in Contemporary Bangkok". Sie erhielt ihren Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours I, Anthropologie) an der Universität Sydney im Jahr 2004. Ihre Forschungsinteressen umfassen Konsum und Schicht, soziale Klasse und Status, Religion und politische Legitimation, die materielle und symbolische Artikulation der Machtverhältnisse in südostasiatischen Städten, Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft in Thailand und Südostasien und ethnographische Methodik und Theorie der Gesellschaft.

Publikationen

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

[2012] ‘Incendiary Central: The Spatial Politics of the May 2010 Street Demonstrations in Bangkok’. Urbanities: Journal of the IUAES Commission on Urban Anthropology (2)1, pp. 46-56.

[2011] ‘Bangkok's Two Centers: Status, Space, and Consumption in a Millennial Southeast Asian City’. City and Society (23)S1, pp. 66-85. [Link]

[2011] ‘Beyond the Urban-Rural Divide: Complexities of Class, Status, and Hierarchy in Bangkok’. Asian Journal of Social Sciences 39(5), pp. 674-701. [Link]


Peer-Reviewed Working Papers

[2012] ‘Incendiary central: the spatial politics of the May 2010 street demonstrations in Bangkok’. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Working Paper Series, WP 12-04.  Link 

[2010] ‘Samsaric Salvation: Prosperity Cults, Political Crisis, and Middle Class Aspirations in Bangkok’. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Working Paper Series, WP 10-14.  Link


Book Reviews

[2011] ‘Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand: The Religiosity of Urban Space’. By James L. Taylor. Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (17)2: 429-430.

[2009] ‘Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia’. By Annuska Derks. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 20(2): 263-264.


Other Publications

[Forthcoming] ‘Fate’, in Arvind Sharma (ed). Encyclopaedia of Indian Religions. Dordrecht: Springer.


Conference/Workshop Papers

[December 2010]. ‘Incendiary Central: The Politics of Space and Class in Bangkok’. Winter Institute – ‘Stop or Go: The Social Dynamics of Urban Movement’. MPI-MMG, Pukar, & TATA Institute. Mumbai, 14-18 December 2010.

[November 2010] ‘Dharmic Bodies and Commodified Salvation: Theravadin Detachment, the Thammakai Movement, and Middle Class Religiosity in Bangkok’. Korean Society for Cultural Anthropologists Annual Conference, Kyeong-Joo, 12-13 November 2010.

[November 2010] ‘Urban Status Cults: Social Aspirations and Prosperity Religions in Bangkok and Beyond’. Workshop – ‘Urban Aspirations’. MPI-MMG & Shanghai University. Shanghai, 6-7 November 2010.

[August 2010]. ‘Spatial Hierarchies and Situational Stratification: A Bangkokian Perspective on Class and Globalisation Theory’. 6th Annual Euroseas Conference. Gothenburg, 26-28 August 2010.

[May 2010] ‘Samsaric Salvation: Prosperity Cults, Political Crisis, and Middle Class Aspirations in Bangkok’. Workshop – ‘Buddhist Sociability in Contemporary China: Exploring Critical Issues’. Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités. Paris, 17 May 2010.

[May 2010] ‘Bangkok or Baannork? The Urban-Rural Divide and the Thai Political Crisis’. Workshop – ‘Yellow Shirts and Red Shirts: Political Protest in Thailand Today’. MPI-MMG. Göttingen, 12 May 2010.