Malay/Malaysian/Islamic: four genres of political writings and the postcoloniality of autochthonous texts

@article{Mohamad2008MalayMalaysianIslamicFG,
  title={Malay/Malaysian/Islamic: four genres of political writings and the postcoloniality of autochthonous texts},
  author={Maznah Mohamad},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={293 - 313}
}
The hardened and circumscribed reality of being Malay in Malaysia is conditioned upon a historical, constitutional, statistical and normative definition of that identity. This essay explores the articulations of these tensions through the shifting, interchangeable and overlapping notion of Malay/Malaysian/Islamic, which represents the idea of race, citizen and religion. It focuses on four genres of Malaysian political ideas which emanate from the notion of “autochthonous texts”. The four texts… Expand
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