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Radicals : resistance and protest in Colonial Malaya, Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

Label
Radicals : resistance and protest in Colonial Malaya
Title
Radicals
Title remainder
resistance and protest in Colonial Malaya
Statement of responsibility
Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Radicals tells the story of a group of radical Malay men and women from ordinary social backgrounds who chose to oppose foreign rule of their homeland, knowing full well that by embarking on this path of resistance, they would risk imprisonment or death. Their ranks included teachers, journalists, intellectuals, housewives, peasants, preachers, and youths. They formed, led, and contributed to the founding of political parties, grassroots organizations, unions, newspapers, periodicals, and schools that spread their ideas across the country in the aftermath of the Great Depression, when colonialism was at its height and evident in all areas of life in their country. But when their efforts to uproot foreign dominance faltered in the face of the sanctions the state imposed upon them, some of these radicals chose to take up arms, while others engaged in aggressive protests and acts of civil disobedience to uphold their rights. While some died fighting and hundreds were incarcerated, many lived to resist colonialism until their country attained its independence in August 1957, all of these Malay radicals were devoted to becoming free men and women and to claiming their right to be treated as equals in a world riddled with prejudice and contradictions. Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied's innovative study brings to light the less charted and unanalyzed terrain of the radical experience--becoming and being radical. He argues that the experiences and histories of radicals in colonial Malaya can be elucidated in a more nuanced way by interrogating them alongside evolving local and global circumstances and by analyzing them through the lenses of a set of overarching and interconnected mobilizing concepts--a set of ideas, visions, and notions that the radicals used to reason and justify their advent--that were internalized, lived, and utilized in the course of their activism. These mobilizing concepts were their weapons and armor, employed to organize, strategize, protect, and consolidate themselves when menaced by the tentacles of the colonial state as they embarked upon the agonizing path towards independence. Those interested in Malaysian history, colonial history, radical movements, and resistance groups will enjoy this fascinating study."--
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1976-
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Aljunied, Syed Muhd. Khairudin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Anti-imperialist movements
Label
Radicals : resistance and protest in Colonial Malaya, Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) 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
Contents
Radicals as history -- Of martyrs, memories, and modernities -- The awakened generation -- Perjuangan under the flag of the rising sun -- An age of ferment and experimentation -- Muslim activists and Malay women mobilized -- Resistance behind bars -- The radical legacy
Control code
ocn899159935
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780875804927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)899159935
Label
Radicals : resistance and protest in Colonial Malaya, Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) 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
Contents
Radicals as history -- Of martyrs, memories, and modernities -- The awakened generation -- Perjuangan under the flag of the rising sun -- An age of ferment and experimentation -- Muslim activists and Malay women mobilized -- Resistance behind bars -- The radical legacy
Control code
ocn899159935
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780875804927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)899159935

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