Sacred cows and crashing boars : ethno-religious minorities and the politics of online representation in Malaysia
Leong, Susan (2012) Sacred cows and crashing boars : ethno-religious minorities and the politics of online representation in Malaysia. Critical Asian Studies, 44(1), pp. 31-56. (In Press)
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Starting with the incident now known as the Cow’s Head Protest, this article traces and unpacks the events, techniques, and conditions surrounding the representation of ethno-religious minorities in Malaysia. The author suggests that the Malaysian Indians’ struggle to correct the dominant reading of their community as an impoverished and humbled underclass is a disruption of the dominant cultural order in Malaysia. It is also among the key events to have has set in motion a set of dynamics—the visual turn—introduced by new media into the politics of ethno-communal representation in Malaysia. Believing that this situation requires urgent examination the author attempts to outline the problematics of the task.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cow head protest, Malaysia, ethno-religious minorities, Shah Alam, malaysiakini|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Migrant Cultural Studies (200208)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Deposited On:||18 Jan 2012 07:57|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2012 07:57|
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