- Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
- Seitenzahl: 308
- Erscheinungstermin: 24. Oktober 2008
- Abmessung: 240mm x 161mm x 21mm
- Gewicht: 630g
- ISBN-13: 9780631172222
- ISBN-10: 063117222X
- Artikelnr.: 21058075
List of Maps.
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Note about the Author.
1. Thinking about 'the Malays' and'Malayness'.
2. Early Histories: Engaging India and Islam.
3. The Sultanates.
4. A 'Malay' or Kerajaan World?
5. Experiencing Colonialism, and the Making of the BangsaMelayu .
6. Building 'Malays' into Nation States.
7. Multiple Forms of 'Malayness'
8. Ethnicity, Civilization and the Fear of 'Disappearingfrom this World'.
"When all is said and done, readers will have learned a greatdeal about what it is to be Malay... A thoughtful... book." (CHOICE, December 2009)"This study of a complex, elusive,and always changing essence of Malay civilisation draws on andreviews a large existing literature and adds an original andthought-provoking analysis to it. It is a work of great scholarshipthat is also absorbing reading." (Asian Affairs, March2010)
"Milner's book is thorough and well researched. Indeed, it is a'must read' for any student and/or practitioner of Malaysianhistory and politics." (The Star, August 2009)
"The book offers a fresh insight into the construction of groupidentities, the history of the Malay civilization and possiblefuture of the Malay ethnicity." (Kansas City infoZine, March2009)
"The Malays, confronts the bewildering diversity andcontradictions of the Malay identity, ethnicity and consciousness.The book seeks to provide a provocative case study of the Malaypeople and to explore the idea of 'Malayness.'" (PR Inside,March 2009)"The Malays is a must read book for those interested notonly on the ethnic Malays in Southeast Asia but also in the broaderfield of identity study in the social sciences."
-Shamsul A.B., Institute of Ethnic Studies, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia
"The Malays is an important contribution to theliterature on the varied and changing meanings of what it is to beMalay by one of the most eminent historians of the peoples oninsular and peninsular Southeast Asia. This book provides aninteresting case study of the way in which group identities are'constructed' and reconstructed in particular social and politicalcontexts. Broad ranging in both his temporal and geographical scopeand meticulously scholarly in his presentation of evidence, Milnerproduces fresh insights into the history and possible future of theMalays."
-Joel S. Kahn, La Trobe University, Australia