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dc.titleRe-fragmenting the 'political': Globalization, governmentality and Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor
dc.contributor.authorBunnell, T.
dc.contributor.authorCoe, N.M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-23T06:13:03Z
dc.date.available2011-02-23T06:13:03Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationBunnell, T., Coe, N.M. (2005). Re-fragmenting the 'political': Globalization, governmentality and Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor. Political Geography 24 (7) : 831-849. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2005.06.005
dc.identifier.issn09626298
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19808
dc.description.abstractWork drawing upon Michel Foucault's analyses of governmental rationalities has extended understandings of the 'political'. The geography of this domain, however, has remained largely intact in the governmentality literature. In this paper, we contribute to work which unsettles conceptions of national scale society as a political unity across and within which government is territorialized. We examine Cyberjaya, an 'intelligent city' in Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor, as part of a distinct governmental zone oriented to the nurturing of 'intelligent' subjects for a globally-oriented information economy. What the anthropologist Aihwa Ong terms the 'cybercorridor' zone is one of a series of differentiated sites and spaces of government which reconfigure existing communal and spatial division in postcolonial Malaysia. As such, while exemplifying non-national territorializations of government, the Malaysian case also questions the extent to which these are novel to an era of globalization. Beyond the 'advanced liberal' contexts which have been the main focus of the governmentality literature - and from where the 'death of the social' has been diagnosed - governmental fragmentation often precedes the rise of languages and lenses of globalization. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCybercorridor
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectGovernmentality
dc.subjectMalaysia
dc.subjectMultimedia Super Corridor
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentGEOGRAPHY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.polgeo.2005.06.005
dc.description.sourcetitlePolitical Geography
dc.description.volume24
dc.description.issue7
dc.description.page831-849
dc.identifier.isiut000232423300004
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