Download or read book Doing Lifework in Malaysia PDF or another Format written by Souchou Yao and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Malaysia is a prosperous, developing nation in Southeast Asia. Its citizens face the problems that beset people's lives all over the world. These problems are about the family and economic security, as well as the existential choices we customarily associate with the residents of developed societies. Through the anthropologist's art of ethnography and cultural analysis, the book shows the way ordinary Malaysians manage the contingencies, the chanciness in their daily existence. In a mildly postcolonial gesture, Doing Lifework in Malaysia transports the work of Heidegger, Arendt, Camus, Sartre--masters of European existentialism--to a recognizably 'Third World' situation. The result is a series of penetrating and illuminating essays that cover a broad range of social actors, among them a Tamil domestic servant, the film maker Jasmin Ahmed, a Malay corporate wheeler-and-dealer turned ecologist, a group of Chinese traders in the Sarawak interior and a female ex-communist insurgent. As such, this fascinating study examines the Malaysian social life afresh, and in the process brings into focus issues not normally covered in other accounts: Hindu worship as a defiance against tradition, gift exchange and globalization, race envy and psychoanalysis, petite capitalism and solitude.
Author : Charles Melville Pepper
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release Date : 2013-04-16
ISBN 10 : 9781473387829
Pages : 464 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (473 users)
Download or read book Life-Work Of Louis Klopsch - Romance Of A Modern Knight Of Mercy PDF or another Format written by Charles Melville Pepper and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2013-04-16 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Louis Klopsch was a man dedicated to spreading the word of god, as editor of The Christian Herald, he came up the idea of 'Red Letter' bibles.
Download or read book COVID 19, Containment, Life, Work and Restart PDF or another Format written by T. M. Vinod Kumar and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about containment, life, work, and restart cities affected by COVID 19, using selected empirical case studies. This book presents the spread of coronavirus spatially and temporally, analyses containment strategies and includes recommended strategies. Further, it analyses how life and work get transformed during the lockdown, and gradual opening up, and presents the future of work and life in cities impacted by COVID-19. This book discusses the concept of smart life and works in cities post-COVID-19 such that they do not reduce the quality of work and life and cannot create adverse economic and living consequences called the restart of a city after COVID-19. Selected Cities of special interest are studied. Special interest is because Kerala and Maharashtra got the worst affected in India by COVID 19 pandemic and the book focus on that.
Author : Steve McDermott
Publisher : FT Press
Release Date : 2008-01-10
ISBN 10 : 9780132703918
Pages : 209 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (132 users)
Download or read book How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything PDF or another Format written by Steve McDermott and published by FT Press. This book was released on 2008-01-10 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Really want to know how to fail? Consistently? Massively? Irrevocably? Steve McDermott’s spent years studying the world’s greatest failures: those extraordinary individuals who’ve spectacularly underachieved in every walk of life. They all use the exact same skills and strategies--and you can learn them, too. (Maybe you know some already!) In this quick, incredibly practical guide to failure, McDermott brings together dozens of state-of-the-art techniques guaranteed to help you crash, burn, and disappoint everyone in your life. In just minutes, discover how to fail at... • Leadership • Relationships • Personal growth • Achieving happiness • Teamwork • Planning • Goal-setting • Careers • Financial security • First impressions • And so much more! DANGER: Do NOT attempt to reverse these techniques. If performed in the opposite fashion, they may cause spectacular success. The publisher and author will not be held responsible for wealth, happiness, or career achievements resulting from the use of these skills and strategies in reverse.
Download or read book New Media and the Nation in Malaysia PDF or another Format written by Susan Leong and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the four decades or so since its invention, the internet has become pivotal to how many societies function, influencing how individual citizens interact with and respond to their governments. Within Southeast Asia, while most governments subscribe to the belief that new media technological advancement improves their nation’s socio-economic conditions, they also worry about its cultural and political effects. This book examines how this set of dynamics operates through its study of new media in contemporary Malaysian society. Using the social imaginary framework and adopting a socio-historical approach, the book explains the varied understandings of new media as a continuing process wherein individuals and their societies operate in tandem to create, negotiate and enact the meaning ascribed to concepts and ideas. In doing so, it also highlights the importance of non-users to national technological policies. Through its examination of the ideation and development of Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor mega project to-date and reference to the seminal socio-political events of 2007-2012 including the 2008 General Elections, Bersih and Hindraf rallies, this book provides a clear explanation for new media’s prominence in the multi-ethnic and majority Islamic society of Malaysia today. It is of interest to academics working in the field of Media and Internet Studies and Southeast Asian Politics.
Download or read book The UP Saga PDF or another Format written by Susan M. Martin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-06-02 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fascinating history of United Plantations Berhad, an innovative Scandinavian firm whose approach to local relations was quite different from that of the normal British colonial enterprise. This is the story of not only one company but also of the development of Malaysia's plantations sector as a whole.
Download or read book Islamic Leviathan PDF or another Format written by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-09-13 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islamization is commonly seen as the work of Islamist movements who have forced their ideology on ruling regimes and other hapless social actors. There is little doubt that ruling regimes and disparate social and political actors alike are pushed in the direction of Islamic politics by Islamist forces. However, Islamist activism and its revolutionary and utopian rhetoric only partly explain this trend. Here, Nasr argues that the state itself plays a key role in embedding Islam in the politics of Muslim countries. Focusing on Malaysia and Pakistan, Nasr argues that the turn to Islam is a facet of the state's drive to establish hegemony over society and expand its powers and control.
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Malaysia PDF or another Format written by Ooi Keat Gin and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-12-18 with total page 687 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country has a very large Indian and Chinese population. The spoken languages obviously vary at home, although Bahasa Malaysia is the official language and nearly everyone speaks English. There is also a mixture of religions, with Islam predominating among the Malays and others, Hinduism and Sikhism among the Indians, mainly Daoism and Confucianism among the Chinese, but also some Christians as well as older indigenous beliefs in certain places. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malaysia.
Download or read book Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Malaysia PDF or another Format written by Bruno S. Sergi and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2021-02-12 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book considers crucial changes to Malaysian economic areas and social well-being. The chapters cover diverse industries such as IT, green technology, retailing, banking, tourism and hospitality, education, logistics, finance, banking, and many others.
Download or read book Malaysian Batik PDF or another Format written by Noor Azlina Yunus and published by Tuttle Publishing. This book was released on 2012-07-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition, traces the history of batik, the materials, methods and motifs of the block-stamped and hand drawn methods, and the ways in which Malaysian batik has been transformed into a craft with international appeal. Batik is more than wax and dye applied to a length of cloth. It is an art form practiced by people around Asia. With its its bolder, abstract designs and its brighter palette, Malaysian batik is a distinctly different type of batik that has brought an exciting new dimension to this ancient method of fabric art. Historically seen as a craft, batik making in Malaysia today has segued into more of an art form, both in its creation and its uses. Historically, batik fabric was fashioned into sarongs to be worn by people across all walks of life. More often now batik fabrics are used for lifestyle products, as art pieces and, above all, for contemporary high fashion. The pieces that are created display an originality of composition and design, an effective use of color, a high level of technical expertise and a flair for working in the medium that are the hallmarks of great works of art. Many of the recent advances in Malaysian batik are due to the initiatives of the Yayasan Budi Penyayang, which has revitalized the Malaysian batik industry by adapting it to suit fashion needs and utilized the Asian fashion industry to promote and display its beauty.
Media, Liberty and Politics in Malaysia: Comparative Studies on Local Dynamics and Regional Concerns (UUM Press)
Author : Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani
Publisher : UUM Press
Release Date : 2014-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9789670876016
Pages : 336 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (67 users)
Download or read book Media, Liberty and Politics in Malaysia: Comparative Studies on Local Dynamics and Regional Concerns (UUM Press) PDF or another Format written by Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani and published by UUM Press. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Media, Liberty and Politics in Malaysia: Comparative Studies on Local Dynamics and Regional Concerns is based on a collection of twelve academic papers. This book traces the development and progress of Malaysia as a nation that embraces issues of media, liberty and politics as essential parts of its culture, policy and well-being of the people. In between the 2008 and the 2013 General Elections, Malaysians have transformed themselves and demanded to form a more democratic society. Issues of political freedom, human rights, good governance and human dignity have become important and will determine the future of the Malaysian society. Besides, this book also tries to compare democratic practices in Malaysia with its neighbours such as Indonesia, Thailand and Australia, plus the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as an organisation to promote democratisation and strong ties between its members. This book is suitable for all particularly the academics, students of politics and international relations, journalists, legal practitioners, and the general public who are interested in the issues of media, liberty and politics in Malaysia.
Download or read book The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia PDF or another Format written by Beth Osnes and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive book explores the Malaysian form of shadow puppet theatre, highlighting its unique nature within the context of Southeast Asian and Asian shadow puppet theatre traditions. Intended for a Western audience not familiar with Asian performance and practices, the text serves as a bridge to this highly imaginative form. An in-depth examination of the Malaysian puppet tradition is provided, as well as performance scripts, designs for puppet characters, instructions for creating a shadow screen, and easy directions for performance. Another section then considers the practical, pedagogical, and ethical issues that arise in the teaching of this art.
Download or read book Malaysia PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page 1272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Digital Economy Forum 3.0 PDF or another Format written by MDCC and published by Jay Chong Yen Jye. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 10 August - 11 August 2017, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Author : Tomos, Florica
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2019-01-11
ISBN 10 : 9781522574804
Pages : 411 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (522 users)
Download or read book Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy PDF or another Format written by Tomos, Florica and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2019-01-11 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There has been an increase in women entrepreneurs participating in the growth of local, regional, national, and global economies. While these women showcase crucial skills for strategic leadership and strategy that can advance companies, they face cultural, educational, social, and political barriers that impede their development and participation within the global economy. Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on understanding the value of women entrepreneurs and the strategies they can use on the economy and examines gender impact on strategic management and entrepreneurship. While highlighting topics such as emotional intelligence, global economy, and strategic leadership, this book is ideally designed for managers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, academicians, and students.
Download or read book Psychological Problems and Treatment in Malaysia PDF or another Format written by Nathaniel N. Wagner and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Mahathir’s Islam PDF or another Format written by Sven Schottmann and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2018-09-30 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy as Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister (1981–2003) is deeply controversial. His engagement with Islam, the religion of just over half Malaysia’s population, has often been dismissed as partisan maneuvering. Yet his willingness to countenance a more prominent place for Islam in government and society is what distinguished him from other modernist politicians, and his instinct to set Malaysian politics against the backdrop of the wider Muslim world was politically astute. Author Sven Schottmann argues that Mahathir’s transformative effect on Malaysia can only be fully appreciated if we also take him seriously as one of the postcolonial Muslim world’s most significant political thought leaders. Schottmann sees Mahathir’s representations of Islam as a relatively coherent discourse that can legitimately be described as “Mahathir’s Islam.” This discourse contains Mahathir’s assessment of the economic, political, and sociocultural problems facing the contemporary Muslim world and the range of solutions and corrective measures that he proposed Muslims should adopt. His ideas are fraught with flaws and contradictions. On the one hand, he emphasized the individualistic, egalitarian, pluralistic, democratic, and dynamic qualities of Islam. On the other, his government enacted legislation and acquiesced in the activities of religious bodies that curtailed religious freedoms of both Muslims and non-Muslims. His ideas contributed to Malaysia’s worsening state of interethnic relations, yet his insistence that every Muslim had the right to speak for Islam may have, paradoxically, prepared the ground for a future democratization of Malaysian politics. Mahathir’s Islam is based on rigorous analysis of Mahathir’s speeches, interviews, and writings, which the author is able to link to parallel processes elsewhere in the Muslim world—Indonesia, the Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, and diaspora communities in the West. Mahathir’s Islamic discourse, Schottmann suggests, must be read against the wider late twentieth-century resurgence of religion in general, and the post-1970s Islamic revival in particular. Balanced in approach and engagingly written, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, religious studies, and others interested in Malaysia, Southeast Asia, or Mahathir himself.