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Reclaiming Adat - Khoo Gaik Cheng
Reclaiming Adat - Khoo Gaik Cheng
$20.00
Manufacturer Number: ML702
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Reclaiming Adat:... Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature... by... 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...

Reclaiming Adat:

Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature

by

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 -

  • 1 - Reclaiming Adat,
  • 2 - Malay Myth and Changing Attitudes towards Nationalism,
  • 3 - DissemiNation of Malay/sia,
  • 4 - Malay/sian Cinema: Cinema of Denial,
  • 5 - Representations of the Modern Malay Woman of the 1990s &
  • 6 - What Is It To Be A Man? Violence in the Time of Modernity.
  • There are also three appendices, including filmographies, notes, references and an index.

Weight 0.50 Kg. Airmail postage to Asia Pacific countries: $7, to Central Asia, Europe & the Middle East: $10 and to Africa and North & South America: $13 . Surface mail worldwide $5. Postage within Malaysia is free

Published by: National University of Singapore Press, Singapore, 2006 .

Condition: New. Paperback.


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