Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature
Khoo Gaik Cheng
New. Khoo looks at how a new set of Malay film makers and writers were interpreting their society at a time when the country was simultaeously opening up to 'modernising' influences and apparently battening down the hatches at the behest of a resurgent 'fundamentalist' Islam. Adat is "the residue...of local customs or customary laws that existed before the advent of Islam." Depending on interpretation, adat is complimentary or antagonistic to the Wahabi reform ideas that gained ground in Malaysia during the twentieth century. The book reveals tensions between gender, modernity and nation in Malaysia. 254 pages. Chapters include -
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Published by: National University of Singapore Press, Singapore, 2006 .
Condition: New. Paperback.