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Rethinking modernity: The construction of modern Malaysian society

Aziz, Izzati 2021. Rethinking modernity: The construction of modern Malaysian society. JOMEC Journal (16) , pp. 76-99. 10.18573/jomec.211

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This article explores the concept of 'modernity' that is often associated with the West. Using Malaysia's modernisation project as a case study, it offers insight into Malaysian modernity in the post-Mahathir era. Apart from dealing with the question of what version of modernity the Malaysian government intends to achieve, this article also highlights issues of Malaysian identity, Asian values, multiculturalism and religion. It places Malaysia in the discourse of modernity and argues that being 'modern' does not necessarily mean being 'Western'.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 2049-2340
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 June 2021
Date of Acceptance: 15 May 2021
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 14:19

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