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Growing up female in multi-ethnic Malaysia

Author: Cynthia Joseph
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: ASAA women in Asia series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia's ethnic affirmative action programmes and of the country's Islamisation. It sets out and compares the life trajectories of Malay, Indian and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Joseph
ISBN: 9780415629225 0415629225
OCLC Number: 781675463
Description: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ethnicities in postcolonial Malaysia --
Education in the 21st century --
Young women in multiethnic Malaysia --
Parkview Girls High School --
Academically high-achieving girls --
Academically low achieving girls --
Post-school education and training --
Becoming workers : occupational destinations --
Becoming women : marriage, sexuality and gender relations.
Series Title: ASAA women in Asia series.
Responsibility: Cynthia Joseph.

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"This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia's ethnic affirmative action programmes and of the country's Islamisation. It sets out and compares the life trajectories of Malay, Indian and Chinese young women, making use of interview and questionnaire data gathered over a long period"--

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