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Race and Its Competing Paradigms: A Historical Review

Milner, Anthony; Ting, Helen

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Can Malaysian society and politics ever move beyond a race-based paradigm? The need to do so has been stressed by many of those who are working to move Malaysia to a new developmental stage � but, as the Introduction to this book points out, the potency of this paradigm should not be underestimated. How then has the race paradigm become embedded, and in what ways has it been contested and defended? Is it possible to conceptualize Malaysians in terms other than �Malay�, �Chinese� and �Indian�...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMilner, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorTing, Helen
dc.contributor.editorAnthony Milner
dc.contributor.editorAbdul Rahman Embong
dc.contributor.editorTham Siew Yean
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:23:13Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:23:13Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789814517911
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/32769
dc.description.abstractCan Malaysian society and politics ever move beyond a race-based paradigm? The need to do so has been stressed by many of those who are working to move Malaysia to a new developmental stage � but, as the Introduction to this book points out, the potency of this paradigm should not be underestimated. How then has the race paradigm become embedded, and in what ways has it been contested and defended? Is it possible to conceptualize Malaysians in terms other than �Malay�, �Chinese� and �Indian� (with allusions to a list of further indigenous groupings)? This last question is often asked. Some analysts have begun to envisage a national �transethnic solidarity� (Loh 2010, p. 11; Mandal 2004, p. 49), a �growing feeling of multi-racialism� (Gomez 2004, p. 21), a move from a �plural to a multiethnic society or nation� (Ong 2009, p. 478), a �nation of equal citizens� (Ong 2009, p. 478), a more �inclusive citizenship� (Hefner 2001, pp. 45, 48), an emerging �language of inclusion and civility� (Abdul Rahman 2001, pp. 72, 81), and a greater stress on �cosmopolitanism� (Yao 2003). In the past, there have been attempts to imagine a �Malayan� citizenship, a �Malayan Union�, a multiethnic identity under a �Melayu� label, a �Malaysian Malaysia�, a �Bangsa Malaysia� (a Malaysian �race� or �nation�) � and in recent years the federal government constantly invoked the idea of a �1Malaysia�.
dc.publisherISEAS Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofTransforming Malaysia: Dominant and Competing Paradigms
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleRace and Its Competing Paradigms: A Historical Review
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor210302 - Asian History
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4407829xPUB95
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMilner, Anthony, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationTing, Helen, Universiti Kabangsaan Malaysia
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage18
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage58
local.identifier.doi.1355/9789814517928-006
local.identifier.absseo940299 - Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:25:51Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationSingapore
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84958602513
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