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positions (2023) 31 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Peter J. Bloom Abstract British colonial film and radio broadcasting initiatives are described as a foundational context for shaping the Malayan Emergency (1948–60). The development and deployment of counterinsurgency techniques become a means by which to wage war against what came to be identified...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Carlo Bonura This article considers two films by the Malaysian filmmaker Amir Muhammad, The Last Communist of 2006 and the Village People Radio Show of 2007. Both films are focused on the Malayan Emergency and the lives of a small group of Malayan communists. Through an engagement with Walter...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
... independent documentary Village People Radio Show ( Apa khabar orang kampung ) recovers radio’s forgotten role in the Second Malayan Emergency, also known as the Communist Insurgency War (1967–89). Pauses, Cuts, and Static Interference: Media Forms of Merger and Separation in Malaysia and Singapore Shaoling...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 November 2023
... 1946 through 1954, the Malayan Emergency from 1948 until 1960, and the Indonesian War of Independence from 1945 to 1949. These series of lawmaking violence drew the boundary between the legitimate same and the disorderly other, dividing population by ethnic, religious, and/or ideological differences...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 715–744.
Published: 01 August 1993
... ruins it is emerging will depend on how wisely and boldly we shape its direction and growth” (225-226). It can be inferred from the above that the nationally disciplined constitu- tion of a new Malayan and later Singaporean culture...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... postcolonial discomfort affected the trajectory of elite hegemony in decolonizing and postcolonial Singapore. The elite initially adopted a hybrid Malayan identity, which emulated the transformative multiracialism of their leftist comrades-turned-opponents. After undesired separation from Malaysia...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 500–537.
Published: 01 August 1994
..., . . . have to lead.”4’ Eventually, among the agents of empire and their caricaturists at home, these analogies began to become identifications. In his 1865 memoir, Quedah, or Stray Leaves from a Journal in Malayan Waters, Captain...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2023
... to colonization. “The Filipino race,” Rizal wrote, “like all the Malayans, does not succumb to the foreigner as do the aborigines of Australia, the Polynesians, and Indians of the New World. . . . The Filipinos accept civilization and maintain contact with all peoples, and can live in all climates” (Capino...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of a Chinese exile, Squad Leader Mu, whom she encountered in her adulthood. Mu's war experience as a soldier of the Chinese troops in the Malayan Peninsula brings him in relation to Ch'eng's father, who fought on the other side for the Japanese in Malaya. Specifically, it is her testimonial of the killing...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., and possibly Malayans. “Such a comprehensive measure, he said, could be supported as a gesture of friendship to Asiatic members of the United Nations who had not only played an active part in the war but could be expected, by tradition...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 15–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
... is already to be an insider, at least where that set of beliefs is concerned. Because I was situated in that culture, latah was in a significant sense “all around me” in a way that it could never be for someone not inhabiting Malayan culture. Our...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
...- ence reasoning as early as the s.29 This well- known ve- fold classi ca- tion established Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, and Malayan as world racial stocks.30 Shibue also translated Sir Daniel Wilson’s book Anthropology...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
... bodily labor in Southeast Asia for the sake of animals. Malayan sun bears, Bornean orangutans, and Asian elephants are all very different. Yet a comparison of the work involving them offers ways to address three questions...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 439–473.
Published: 01 May 1998
...” by the state against its opposi- tion in times of political crisis (e.g., the counterinsurgency campaign against the Malayan Communist Party [I946- 19601) included the deregistration and banning of political parties positions 6:2 Fall 1998...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 9–76.
Published: 01 February 2000
... Although some of the Malayan and Indian colonials were tempted by Japa- nese anti-British rhetoric, Chinese communities in Malaya had begun pro- moting an anti-Japanese movement before Japan’s 1941 invasion. A heated wave of anti-Japanese sentiment...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 345–392.
Published: 01 May 1998
... of German and Italian music. When asked, “Isn’t that American jazz Hattori allegedly replied, “No, this is a courageous Malayan song about tiger hunting. If you listen you’ll realize that there are a lot of sounds that resemble a tiger’s roar...