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Title: "Colonisation of Everyday Life" in the 1950s & 1960s: Towards the Malayan Dream
Authors: KARTINI BTE SAPARUDIN
Keywords: everyday life, cultural, Emergency, Malay women, popular culture, Malaya
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2006
Source: KARTINI BTE SAPARUDIN (2006-11-16). "Colonisation of Everyday Life" in the 1950s & 1960s: Towards the Malayan Dream. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper proposes a cultural Emergency in which a series of cultural occurrences and concentrated efforts aided the process of the political Emergency of British Malaya. Shaped by British cultural policy in Singapore with definite American inputs, the cultural Emergency won the hearts and minds of ordinary Malayans from the magnetism of Communism. While Communism and Communalism were efficacious tools used by colonial and local governments in mobilising Malayans towards the double process of decolonisation through modernisation, more than the decolonisation process had occurred. It was at this juncture in time that a??colonisation of everyday livesa?? towards the Malayan dream, predicated upon the premise of the American Way, made its striking impact on ordinary Malayans. This dream created capitalistic ideas and goals to counter communist ideals and goals. In relating this to the Malay community in Malaya, women became important targets and instruments in this process of making everyday lives relevant expressions of capitalism and cultural freedom. Print media, films and television became reference points for the socialisation of Malayans in the coming of age of the modern nation.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15580
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