Malays and Modernization

This module discusses the issue and significance of modernization, modernity and post modernity within the Malay world. It adopts a comparative and multi-disciplinary approach, using the tools of sociology, cultural studies and politics to critically understand and revisit the notions of modernisation in the Malay experience and in the global context. The aim is to understand the concept, nature, dynamics and the impact of modernization and its antecedents on phenomena such as economic development, social movements, intellectual discourse, political mobilization, religious institutions, art, architecture and popular culture in Malay society.

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