The invention of politics in colonial Malaya

Anthony Milner

This book, first published in 1995, is a 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 nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Anthony Milner shows how contested and problematic the sphere of nationalism was. Central to the book is the notion of politics and it explores the development of political discourse in Malaysia. By stressing the emerging tension in Malay political thinking between monarchy, religion and nationalism, the author provides an essential introduction to the politics and society of modern Malaysia.

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  • Introduction: colonialism, nationalism and contest
  • 1. The ancien regime: described and condemned
  • 2. Establishing a liberal critique
  • 3. A description of the real world: expanding vocabularies
  • 4. Conceptualizing a Bangsa community: a newspaper of moderate opinions
  • 5. Building a bourgeois public sphere
  • 6. Ideological challenge on a second front: The Kerajaan in contest with Islam
  • 7. Answering liberalism: Islamic first moves
  • 8. Kerajaan self-reform: chronicling a new Sultanate
  • 9. Practising politics in the mid-colonial period
  • 10. Surveying the homeland
  • Sedar and dialogic processes
  • Conclusion: the Malay political heritage.

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書名 The invention of politics in colonial Malaya
著作者等 Milner, Anthony Crothers
Milner Anthony
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 vii, 328 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521003563
NCID BA59012922
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス