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dc.titleIntroduction: Ethnic Identity in Malaysia and Singapore
dc.contributor.authorFee, L.K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T05:32:45Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T05:32:45Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.citationFee, L.K. (1997). Introduction: Ethnic Identity in Malaysia and Singapore. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science 25 (2) : 1-6. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn03038246
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132463
dc.description.abstractAn introduction to a special issue on transformations of ethnic identity in Malaysia & Singapore (see abstracts of related articles) offers a review of literature that has contributed to awareness of ethnicity in these countries & suggests a conceptual understanding of ethnic responses/identities within modern nation-states. Postcolonial Singapore & Malaysia followed different paths to achieve ethnic integration; Singapore chose cultural pluralism while Malaysia sought dominant conformity. Since the 1980s, both nations have been subjected to the transnationalization process, involving movement of capital & worker migration, which has diffused ethnic boundaries & identities. While stressing different specifics, the articles emphasize that both countries are plural societies without a dominant culture, & cast light on the hierarchical nature of plural societies - between & within specific groups - & the ability of the state to both construct & deconstruct such conceptions. J. Lindroth.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIOLOGY
dc.description.sourcetitleSoutheast Asian Journal of Social Science
dc.description.volume25
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page1-6
dc.description.codenSJSSA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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