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NGOs, Transnational Networks and the Transformation of Muslim Communities in Cambodia

Project description

The reconstruction of Cambodian Muslim communities

The reconstruction process of the social and religious infrastructure of the Cambodian Muslim minority that followed the disastrous Khmer Rouge rule (1975-79) and the Vietnamese occupation (1979-89) opened the ground to foreign NGO activity. Many of these NGOs were Islamic charities based in Malaysia and the Arab Gulf states. The EU-funded TRANSCAMUS project will conduct an ethnographic study in Cambodia, Kuwait and Malaysia. It will study the role of transnational networks linked to transnational NGOs in the restructuring the Cambodian Muslim community. It will inquire into how these networks influenced the transformation of the socio-political makeup and religious identity of the Cambodian Muslim community, including the transformation of gender relations.

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Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 174 167,04