Reclaiming Adat

Reclaiming Adat

Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature

eBook - 2006
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In the early 1990s, the animist and Hindu traces in adat, or Malay custom, became contentious for resurgent Islam in Malaysia. Reclaiming Adat focuses on the filmmakers, intellectuals, and writers who reclaimed adat to counter the homogenizing aspects of both Islamic discourse and globalization in this period. They practised their project of recuperation with an emphasis on sexuality and a return to archaic forms such as magic and traditional healing. Using close textual readings of literature and film, Khoo Gaik Cheng reveals the tensions between gender, modernity, and nation. Khoo weaves a wealth of cultural theory into a rare analysis of Malay cinema and the work of new Malaysian anglophone writers. Reclaiming Adat makes an essential contribution to our knowledge of the complexities embedded in modern Malaysian culture, politics, and identity.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780774811729
9971693380
0774811730
9780774811736
0774811722
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 254 p.) : ports.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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