Ethnicization And Identity Construction In Malaysia

by Holst, Frederik

Ethnicization And Identity Construction In Malaysia

Price:  US$55.43   (SGD76.98*)
Format:  Paper Back, 240 pages
Published:  2012, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780415725880
SB#:  059687 (110)

About This Book

This book is the first monograph to provide an in-depth and multifaceted study of the processes of ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia, from the colonial period until the present. In his analysis, the author takes multiple layers of ethnicization into account and shows how these have shaped Malaysia's socio-political system and society in different ways. A multi-disciplinary approach, substantiated by empirical data based on qualitative and quantitative methodologies, provides a perspective that moves beyond stereotypical narrations of Malaysia as being constituted by mainly three separate, homogenous groups. At the same time, this book gives a detailed and comprehensive account of political and historical developments and constitutes a rich resource for any Malaysia-related research.

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