The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya: Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion of the Public Sphere

The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya: Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion of the Public Sphere

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ISBN13: 9780521465656
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This book, first published in 1995, is a study of political debate in an important Southeast Asian society. It re-examines the formative period in Malay nationalism and argues against using nationalism as the paradigm of analysis. By interrogating key Malay texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Anthony Milner shows how contested and problematic the sphere of nationalism was. Central to the book is the notion of politics and it explores the development of political discourse in Malaysia. By stressing the emerging tension in Malay political thinking between monarchy, religion and nationalism, the author provides an essential introduction to the politics and society of modern Malaysia.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 338
Item Height 28 mm
Item Width 163 mm
Item Weight 729 Gram
Product Dimensions 163 x 28 x 235
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardcover | 338