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The Resource Interpreting diversity : Europe and the Malay world, edited by Christina Skott

Interpreting diversity : Europe and the Malay world, edited by Christina Skott

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Interpreting diversity : Europe and the Malay world
Title
Interpreting diversity
Title remainder
Europe and the Malay world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christina Skott
Title variation
Europe and the Malay world
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity which has been seen as a hallmark of Southeast Asia. With a chronological scope of the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, contributors examine not only European writing on the Malay world, but the complex origins of various forms of knowledge, dependent on local agency but always closely intertwined with contemporary metropolitan scientific and scholarly ideas. Knowledge of the peoples, languages and music of the Malay world, it is argued, came to inform and shape European scholarship within a variety of areas, such as Enlightenment science and anthropology, ideas of human progress, philological theory, ethnomusicology and emerging theories of race. But this volume also contributes to ongoing debates within the region, by discussing ideas about the Malay language and definitions of ‘Malayness’. The last chapters of the book present a reversed viewpoint, in examinations of how local cultural forms, theatrical traditions and literature were reshaped and given new meaning through encounters with cosmopolitanism and perceived modernity. This book was previously published as a special issue of Indonesia and the Malay World.--
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Dewey number
940.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Skott, Christina
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  • Malays (Asian people)
  • Malays (Asian people)
  • Malay language
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Malaya
Label
Interpreting diversity : Europe and the Malay world, edited by Christina Skott
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Publication
Note
"This book was previously published as a special issue of Malaysia and the Malay world
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945582471
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781138203372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)945582471
Label
Interpreting diversity : Europe and the Malay world, edited by Christina Skott
Publication
Note
"This book was previously published as a special issue of Malaysia and the Malay world
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945582471
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781138203372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)945582471

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