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positions (1998) 6 (2): 439–473.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Donald M. Nonini Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 “Chinese Society,” Coffee-Shop Talk, Possessing Gods: The Politics of Public Space among Diasporic Chinese in Malaysia Donald M. Nonini Public Spaces, Bodies, Powers Recent discussions...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Shaoling Ma The mergers and separations that shaped the decolonizing third world also made media history. Singapore’s separation from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, after two tumultuous years of union was no exception. Radio and television, which broadcasted the seminal moments, embodied the mergers...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Amanda R. Cheong Abstract This study draws on ethnographic fieldwork with undocumented and stateless families in Sabah, Malaysia to examine how deportability shapes children's relationships with the Malaysian state. By centering the perspectives of children and their families, the author argues...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 389–421.
Published: 01 August 2018
... soundscapes in the feature films Rabun (2003), Sepet (2005), and Gubra (2006), as well as her work in commercial advertising. By creating moments and objects that “resonate,” Ahmad fashions a cinematic subjectivity that is informed by Malaysia’s position as a newly independent nation and full participant...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of a communist past in Malaysia, both of its politics and suppression, inflects the present. The films provide an opening to recognize how the absence of communism today is the effect of the ideological clearing of all leftism that became the hallmark of the end of the British Empire in Malaysia. Communism...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Juno Salazar Parreñas Southeast Asian wildlife rehabilitation centers, such as an orangutan rehabilitation center in Malaysia and an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, facilitate commodified forms of intimacy between endemic animals, their caretakers who also hail from the region, and transnational...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Zawawi Ibrahim; Lin Hongxuan The Penan of Sarawak, East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, are an indigenous community who have adapted to survive under the strictures and expectations of the Malaysian nation-state while proudly holding on to their traditions and identities. One such tradition...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 715–744.
Published: 01 August 1993
...? This was the position of postcolonial Singapore when it was part of the Federation of Malaysia (1963-1965) and later when it was ejected from the Federation (1965).Singapore, like West Malaysia, is composed primarily of peoples of various Indian (mainly...
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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 (2021) 29 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of London. His current research examines contemporary Islamic political thought in Southeast Asia. He is now working on a manuscript titled Log- ics of Comparison: The Conceptualization of Islamic Liberalism and Comparative Political Thought, which examines debates over Islamic liberalism in Malaysia...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 203–224.
Published: 01 February 2021
... classical Malay works that were known from other Malay- speaking regions, including present- day Malaysia and Indonesia. Among many others these included the Hikayat Seri Rama (the Malay Ramayana), Hikayat Ahmad Muhammad, Hikayat Amir Hamzah, and Sirat al- Mustaqim. In addition to reproducing the old...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 67–112.
Published: 01 February 1998
... because he knew Yamada’s theories better than anyone else. Running throughout his essay “Marai no kome” [Rice in Malaysia] is a concern with determining how self-sufficiency in rice production might be achieved in that country...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 February 2021
... pregnant with possibilities for movement, insight, and even agency. The site of Bonura s article is Malaysia and Muslim Malay communities in southern Thailand. Bonura uses the films of noted filmmaker Amir Muhammad to explore the hidden discourse of Malaysia s long buried communist past. Through innovative...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2022
... a critical perspective on the structural inequalities that define migration in Asia. This special issue calls attention to the ethnic exclusion faced by Vietnamese settlers in Cambodia (Rumsby, this issue) and undocumented and stateless children in Sabah, Malaysia (Cheong, this issue), the gendered...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 277–300.
Published: 01 May 2022
... migration. In the past two decades, the numbers of Indonesian workers migrating overseas has risen sharply (World Bank 2015 ). Approximately 700,000 documented male and female migrants left Indonesia in 2012, the majority of whom went to work on plantations or factories in Malaysia, or as construction...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 219–242.
Published: 01 February 2006
... to be with a total stranger? Because we are all very lonely. SW: You were born in Malaysia and studied and work in Taiwan; to you where is home? I know many people have asked you this question, but my own reading is that the alienation expressed...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 February 1996
... spread southward to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, while China’s coastal provinces had also become integral to the positions 4:1 0 1996 by Duke University Press. Berger I Yellow Mythologies 91...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 573–592.
Published: 01 May 1999
... The result is that Singapore has been left out of much of the denigrating criticism of Asian nations and individuals- South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and their respective poli t- ical leaders- in the present economic crisis...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in land without dealing with the sticky issues themselves. Strike’s concerns are by no means unique to US investors and are expressed with equal consternation by multinational investors from Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Europe...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
... at the southern Singapore coastline where the Singapore river opens up into the Singapore Straits. The 1970s see the beginning of an ambitious land reclamation project that will see sand, earth, and soil taken from hills in the island s interior and dredged from islands belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia...