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Malaysian cinema and negotiations with modernity: film and anthropology.

Gray, Gordon T.;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
This thesis examines Malaysian cinema in the context of the various processes anddiscourses of modernity. Analysing the processes of modernity which Malaysiansare engaged with provides a crucial theme by which to demonstrate how varioussocio-political ideologies, institutions, and mechanisms may be promoted, rejected,or otherwise negotiated. This negotiation takes place in both Malaysian society andthe cinematic representations of that society. Therefore, two discrete disciplineshave been incorporated, those of anthropology and film studies. In the course of thethesis, discourses of modernity, encompassing processes and institutions, areaddressed in terms of exi...
free text keywords: Malaysian cinema, modernity, socio-political ideologies, ethnography, film, anthropology, 791 Public performances, TR Photography
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