Corpus ID: 54920614

Negotiating Ethnic Identities: Alcohol as a Social Marker in East and West Malaysia

  title={Negotiating Ethnic Identities: Alcohol as a Social Marker in East and West Malaysia},
  author={Stimo Kortteinen},
  • Stimo Kortteinen
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Akademika
  • From the point of view of alcohol consumption, there are two contradicting tendencies in the present-day Malaysian society. On the one hand, Western influences, including the consumption of alcoholic beverages, have gained ground along with industrialisation and increased standards of living. On the other hand, Islam has become more influential in the country during the past couple of decades. These two contradict each other as far as alcohol consumption is concerned. The article sets out to… CONTINUE READING
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