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Making spaces, making subjects: Land, enclosure and Islam in colonial Malaya

Malhi, Amrita


Land control struggles were central to multiple projects of enclosure in colonial Malaya. Indeed, enclosures created Malaya, a discrete geo-body constructed by bounding the Malay polities of the Malay Peninsula. It also underpinned technocratic regimes for managing land, forest and property, including in Terengganu, the last peninsular state to be colonised. Enclosure, however, was directed not only at territorialising landscapes; it was also a biopolitical project for bounding subjects and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Peasant Studies
DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2011.607697


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