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

The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya

Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion of the Public Sphere

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521465656
Number Of Pages: 338

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This innovative book is a pioneering 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 19th and 20th centuries, Anthony Milner shows how contested, and problematic, the sphere of nationalism was.

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'This magnificent book is certainly essential reading for Malaysianists and Malaysians interested in the intrigues and mystique of Malay politics, in the past and at present.' A. B. Shamsul, Asian Studies Review 'The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya is a model of its kind and will undoubtedly become a landmark in Malaysian studies.' William R. Roff, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies ' ... unusual, detailed and original book .' Asian Affairs

Introduction: colonialism, nationalism and contest
The ancien regime: described and condemned
Establishing a liberal critique
A description of the real world: expanding vocabularies
Conceptualizing a Bangsa community: a newspaper of moderate opinions
Building a bourgeois public sphere
Ideological challenge on a second front: The Kerajaan in contest with Islam
Answering liberalism: Islamic first moves
Kerajaan self-reform: chronicling a new Sultanate
Practising politics in the mid-colonial period
Surveying the homeland
Sedar and dialogic processes
Conclusion: the Malay political heritage
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ISBN: 9780521465656
ISBN-10: 0521465656
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 27th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.31  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.73