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Masculinity, power and technology: a Malaysian ethnography
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change.
2003 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Drawing on fieldwork carried out among male motor mechanics in the Chinese diaspora of Penang, Malaysia, this informative volume explores the links between technology and the masculinization of power. Malaysia shares an obsession with modernity by way of technological development and a "can do" entrepreneurial spirit where technology is held in high esteem. Technology holds such positive connotations in Malaysian society that it is consequently a source of individual and national empowerment. Technology and modernity are therefore important factors when understanding contemporary Malaysian society. As there is very much a masculine ethos pervading Malaysia's spirit and belief in modernity and progress, this book focuses on technology and machines in relation to masculinity to provide an innovative, anthropological perspective of Malaysian society and the Chinese diaspora.

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Aldershot: Ashgate , 2003. , 184 p.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-33662Local ID: 19697ISBN: 0-7546-1755-6ISBN: 978-0-7546-1755-6OAI: diva2:254485
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2013-11-18Bibliographically approved

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