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Reclaiming Adat : contemporary Malaysian film and literature

Author: Gaik Cheng Khoo
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Khoo, Gaik Cheng, 1969-
Reclaiming Adat.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006462391
(OCoLC)61526336
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gaik Cheng Khoo
ISBN: 0774811722 9780774811729 9789971693381 9971693380 9780774853668 0774853662
OCLC Number: 180704563
Notes: Includes filmographies and index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 254 pages) : portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Reclaiming Adat --
Malay myth and changing attitudes towards nationalism : the Hang Tuah/Hang Jebat debate --
DissemiNation of Malay/sia --
Malay/sian films : cinema of denial --
Representations of the modern Malay woman of the 1990s --
What is it to be a man? Violence in the time of modernity --
Appendix A. Cultural representations of Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat --
Appendix B. Primary filmography --
Appendix C. Secondary filmography.
Responsibility: Khoo Gaik Cheng.
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Weaves a wealth of cultural theory into a rare analysis of Malay cinema and the work of new Malaysian anglophone writers.  Read more...

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One of the most cogent analyses I have read on the cinema of a Southeast Asian country. Well-versed in both literary theory and film theory, what Khoo has accomplished is amazing. -- John A. Lent, Read more...

 
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