Property and Politics in Sabah, Malaysia:Native Struggles Over Land Rights Amity A. Doolittle
Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia: Joseph Chinyong Liow
Identity Politics and Elections in Malaysia and Indonesia:Ethnic Engineering in Borneo Karolina Prasad
Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia:The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS Dominik M. Mueller
Public Sphere and Media Politics in Malaysia: Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani
This book is about cultural and political figures, institutions and ideas in a period of transition in two Muslim countries in Southeast Asia, Malaysia and Indonesia. It also addresses some of the permutations of civilizing processes in Singapore and the city-states image, moving across its borders into the region and representing a miracle of modernity beyond »ideas«. The central theme is the way in which Islam was re-constructed as an intellectual and socio-political tradition in Southeast Asia in the nineteen-nineties. Scholars who approach Islam both as a textual and local tradition, students who take the heartlands of Islam as imaginative landscapes for cultural transformation and politicians and institutions which have been concerned with transmitting the idea of »Islamization« are the subjects of this inquiry into different patterns of modernity in a tropical region still bearing the signature of a colonial past. Georg Stauth teaches Sociology of Islam and Islamic countries in the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld. He is co-author of »Nietzsches Dance« (Oxford 1988) and has been co-editor of the Yearbook of Sociology of Islam (New Brunswick, Hamburg) since 1998. His recent work includes »Authentizität und kulturelle Globalisierung« (»Authenticity and Cultural Globalization«) and »Islamische Kultur und moderne Gesellschaft« (»Islamic Culture and Modern Society«), both published by transcript, Bielefeld.
This book is an exploration of the various types of transnational politics that the Chin and Acehnese people are engaged in, particularly in the Malaysian state. As with so many migrants elsewhere in the world who try to organize themselves transnationally, the Chin and Acehnese have needed to negotiate a challenging socio-political landscape that is the Malaysian state. Here, the author illustrates that migrants dont just travel with their hopes for the future, but with grievances and identities which are rooted in their homelands. This is a book for those interested in reading an account that reflects the complexities of migrant life in the 21 st century - an era replete with fluid labour markets, deregulated air travel, porous borders and political leaders who move transnationally, acting as binding agents for the far-flung communities they seek to represent. Sheila Murugasu is a Senior Lecturer with the School of International Studies at the Northern University of Malaysia .