The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya:
Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion of the Public Sphere
An authoritative account of how, mainly from the early 20th century onwards, ordinary Malays came to understand and engage in politics which had previously been a preserve of the sultans. Unlike Indonesia, Malaya preserved the sultanate both as a connection with an idealised past and as a way of hopefully entrenching the Malayness of the country after independence. 328 pages. New Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2002.