The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader

Author: Kuan-Hsing Chen,Beng Huat Chua

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134083971

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Asian Cultural Studies or Cultural Studies in Asia is a new and burgeoning field, and the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal is at its cutting edge. Committed to bringing Asian Cultural Studies scholarship to the international English speaking world and constantly challenging existing conceptions of cultural studies, the journal has emerged as the leading publication in Cultural Studies in Asia. The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader brings together the best of the ground breaking papers published in the journal and includes a new introduction by the editors, Chen Kuan-Hsing and Chua Beng Huat. Essays are grouped in thematic sections, including issues which are important across the region, such as State violence and social movements and work produced by IACS sub-groups, such as feminism, queer studies, cinema studies and popular culture studies. The Reader provides useful alternative case studies and challenging perspectives, which will be invaluable for both students and scholars in media and cultural studies.
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Education Dilemma in Malaysia

Author: JEFF TONG

Publisher: Partridge Singapore

ISBN: 1482898853

Category: Art

Page: 106

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The quality education in modern world had becomes a main concern for any parents who want their child to excel in academic qualifications, in order to have a better future in their carrier, with better wages. The government in any country spends a great amount of fund in dealing with education, which is important in human capital development. Since educational literacy is relative to prosperous economic development for a country, no one can ignore its importance to the society. Some renowned international assessment such as OLIMPIAD, TOEFL, TIMSS, or PISA has being used to evaluate the students' academic performance throughout the whole world. But, Malaysia, which is a modern nation, has to deal with a problem, where its assessment performance ranking had decline almost every year. Its assessment performance has nothing different with other third world countries such as African countries. The deteriorating of academic performance might causes by over intervention by political institutions and ineffectiveness of policy implementations. Should education over intervenes by politics, such as what happened at North Korea, Cuba and China? This kind of incident do happened in Malaysia, where the over intervenes by politics in education had causes the deteriorating of academic performance among Malaysian students.
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Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia

Author: B. Khoo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137267011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Malaysia's 40-year strategy of 'poverty eradication' has met with a great deal of success, yet has caused controversy for its links to ethnically-oriented social restructuring. This book is a critical evaluation of changing policy regimes affecting Malaysia's development, record of industrialization, and efficacy in adapting social policies.
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Basic Research Methods

An Entry to Social Science Research

Author: Gerard Guthrie

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132105966

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This book offers a comprehensive and well-rounded view of research as a tool for problem-solving in the wide range of the social sciences. It is built on the foundation of philosophical pragmatism, postulating that the value of knowledge and research methodologies lie in their usefulness in engaging with the real world. The book synthesizes both positivist and non-positivist methodologies. It is meant for students who are undertaking their first research course or project. The techniques, while basic in nature, are used in many masters and doctoral research studies. The book uses engaging language, real-life examples from various subject areas and follows an inductive approach. With the help of this book, from an experiential base, students should be able to build a more advanced conceptual and theoretical understanding of research through further reading and practice. This book discusses a policy-applied-pure-action model of research covering both quantitative and qualitative methods for case study, survey and experimental designs. It pays considerable attention to measurement principles and to data analysis techniques that make practical use of Microsoft Excel for analysis of both words and numbers. It includes a building block approach to writing, as well as the author’s thoughts on application of research in the real world.
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Feminism and the Women's Movement in Malaysia

An Unsung (R)evolution

Author: Maznah Mohamad,Cecilia Ng,tan beng Hui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134188838

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Combining both personal and academic insights into the Malaysian women’s movement, this study provides an in-depth account of the multiple struggles of the Malaysian women’s movement, from securing gender equality in a patriarchal society to achieving unity among members of a multi-ethnic society that are further divided along class and religious lines. Most historical versions of national struggles have created icons out of male figures. The authors of this book have provided a corrective to this. They detail the importance of the role of the women’s movement, led by numerous unsung personalities in promoting social change in Malaysia. The book centres on a crucial argument: that in the context of an ethnically fragmented post-colonial, authoritarian society, an autonomous woman movement, which began in the early eighties had actually achieved significant political success. However the study observes that by the late 1990s, feminist issues were also readily appropriated by the state and the market, and also suggests that the emergence of ‘market feminism’ poses specific challenges for the future of the Malaysian women’s movement. This thorough and engaging account of feminism and the women’s movement in Malaysia will capture the interest of scholars, policy makers and activists.
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Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia

Author: Boo Teik Khoo

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137267003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This book is an original, comprehensive and critical evaluation of Malaysia's 40-year strategy of "poverty eradication" that has been successful in reaching its targets and yet controversial for being linked to the ethnically-oriented social engineering laid down by the New Economic Policy. Departing from narrowly focused studies of limited poverty reduction, the contributors to this volume of essays have brought together in-depth analyses of economic transformation, class and ethnic inequalities, social protection policies, the provision of key social services, political mobilization, and state capacity for planning. The result is a detailed examination of the scope and efficacy of changing policy regimes affecting Malaysia's post-colonial course of economic development, record of industrialization, and its relative resilience in adapting social policies to national pressures and global changes.
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