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Synopsis: "Using the case study of the Kadazan of Sabah, a region in the Malaysian section of Borneo, this book examines national, ethnic and local identities in post-colonial states. It shows the importance of the connection between lived experience and identity and belonging, and by doing so, provides a deeper and fuller explanation of the apparently contradictory conflict between different collective forms of identification and the way in which they are employed in reference to everyday situations. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and historical analysis, the book reconstructs the development of the cultural forms and labels associated with the collective identities studies. The author employs an approach that sees collective identification as an expression of everyda...
Synopsis: This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Malaysia (including the state of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) is perfect for resident and visitor alike.
Synopsis: "The study of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has a long tradition, and what is most striking in these studies is just how difficult it is to generalise about this ethnic group in the region. Whether or not they have been able to identify as Chinese hasdepended on different processes social and political engineering, which in turn make them more or less distinct ethnic group. In the case of Malaysia, national schemes such as the affirmative action policy indirectly force the Malaysian ethnic Chinese toconceive of themselves as a coherent collective, and yet, Chinese entrepreneurs maintain that despite the affirmative action policy ethnicity is not the defining factor when it comes to identifying business partners. This book focuses on the consequencesof these...
Synopsis: Featured architects: SCDA, WOHA, Bedmar & Shi, CSYA, Kevin Low, K2LD, Seksan, WOW Architects, John Heah, Hans Brouwer, Aamer Taher, IP:LI Design, Richard Ho, FahShing, SekSan Design, Guz Architects, Lok Wooi, W Architects.
Synopsis: "This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia's ethnic affirmative action programmes and of the country's Islamisation. It sets out and compares the life trajectories of Malay, Indian and Chinese young women, making use of interview and questionnaire data gathered over a long period"--
Synopsis: Based on the author's extensive travels throughout Asia, a regionally inspired entry in the influential Asian cooking series combines comprehensive adaptations of traditional cooking methods with lavish photography and a variety of authentic recipes.