Melayu: The Politics, Poetics and Paradoxes of Malayness

Edited by Mazmah Mohamad and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

RM 55.00

In Melayu: The Politics, Poetics and Paradoxes of Malayness, the contributors examine the checkered, wavering and changeable understanding of the word Melayu by considering hitherto unexplored case studies dealing with use of the term in connection with origins, nations, minority-majority politics, Filipino Malays, Riau Malays, Orang Asli, Straits Chinese literature, women's veiling, vernacular television, social dissent, literary women, and modern Sufism. Taken as a whole, this volume offers a creative approach to the study of Malayness while providing new perspectives to the studies of identity formation and politics of ethnicity that have wider implications beyond the Southeast Asian region.

Details

Length

410 pages

Book condition

New

Binding

Paperback

Publishing Date

2012