Building Cultural Nationalism in Malaysia: Identity, Representation and Citizenship

Building Cultural Nationalism in Malaysia: Identity, Representation and Citizenship

by Timothy P. Daniels

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Building Cultural Nationalism in Malaysia: Identity, Representation and Citizenship by Timothy P. Daniels

This text contains an examination of processes of cultural citizenship in peninsular Malaysia. In particular, it focuses upon the diverse residents of the southwestern state of Melaka and their negotiations of belonging and incorporation in Malaysian society. Following political independence and the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1957 Malaysian citizenship was extended to most members of these diverse social identities. In this post-colonial context, Timothy P. Daniels examines how public celebrations and representations, religious festivals, and patterns of social relations are connected to processes of inclusion and exclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135931223
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/07/2013
Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Timothy P. Daniels is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hofstra University.

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