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The articulation of national integration in Malaysian English print media

Mohd Nasir, Nora and Govindasamy, Subramaniam and Hasan Khan, Mahmud (2008) The articulation of national integration in Malaysian English print media. In: Constructing Identities in the Malaysian Media. UM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 33-53. ISBN 9879831004661

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This is a study about the discursive construction of national integration (Bangsa Malaysia) as perceived by two Malaysian English news dailies: The New Straits Times and The Star. National integration, in Malaysia and elsewhere is largely a political concept constructed by the political leaders and/ or visionaries appeared in the country. It is an ‘empty signifier’ which develops around a ‘lack.’ Media as ideological state apparatus may help constructing the notion of national integration. This chapter would analyse the interpretation of national integration in Malaysia as perceived by editorials and opinion editorials published in two English language newspapers in the country.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 674/63654
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangsa Malaysia, ideology, empty signifier.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr Nora Mohd Nasir
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2018 16:18
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 16:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63654

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