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Author Leong, Susan (Susan Mee Mee), author

Title New media and the nation in Malaysia : Malaysianet / Susan Leong
Published New York : Routledge, 2013
London New York Routledge, 2014


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Description xvi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 63
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 63
Contents Introduction : of nations, technologies and non-users -- Social imaginaries -- The nation, race and religion -- Nation and internet -- Malaysia and new media : the Multimedia Super Corridor -- Users and non-users in the Malaysian social imaginary -- The internet and Malaysia : new configurations?
Summary "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 these set of dynamics operate 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 place of non-users in 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"--
Analysis Australian
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [134]-158) and index
Notes Also issued in print format
Subject Internet -- Social aspects -- Malaysia.
Internet -- Government policy -- Malaysia.
Digital media -- Social aspects -- Malaysia.
Digital media -- Government policy -- Malaysia.
LC no. 2013012002
ISBN 9780415819817
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