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March 2015, Volume 3, 1, pp 1-9

Malay Cultural Identities: A Review

Mohd Muzhafar Idrus


Ruzy Suliza Hashim


Raihanah, M. M.

Mohd Muzhafar Idrus 1

Ruzy Suliza Hashim 2 Raihanah, M. M. 2 

  1. Faculty of Major Language Studies, Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia 1

  2. School of Language Studies & Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia 2

Pages: 1-9

DOI: 10.18488/journal.73/2015.3.1/

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This paper traverses readings on Malay cultural identities. While previous research on Malay cultural identities has presented a broad overview, this paper attempts to frame this discussion based on elite constructions and socio-cultural worldviews of the Malay world. It proposes to be a start to exploring what is distinctive and worthwhile about Malay cultural identities.
Contribution/ Originality
This article revisits readings that renew and strengthen Malay cultural identities by making connections of the past and present, in the midst of globalization, pressing economical changes, and changing cultural realities. 




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