Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NOW IN MAJOR BOOKSTORES and IN UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORES as WELL. (2014 UPDATE). Proceeds from the 2014 sale of these books will go directly (via PTO/Parent Teacher Organization) to school libraries of 50 schools in Pahang most affected by the December 2013 flood. PLEASE SHARE this piece of information.

Dark Spring: Essays on The Ideological Roots Of Malaysia’s GE-13
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Dark Spring: Essays on The Ideological Roots Of Malaysia’s GE-13

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“Azly Rahman’s Dark Spring is a book about evolution. He has strived to take us out of the shadows of Plato’s cave, into the freedom of an emancipated Malaysian society free of hegemony, repression, and suppression. However, as Azly has eluded, there is so much to do in Malaysia if the country is going to re-vegetate the barren lands that have been stripped for decades, and regenerate the Malaysian mind to face the emerging national and global challenges ahead.
Malaysia must move from a rent-seeking ‘feudal-cracy’ benefitting the few, to a modern and progressive society where sustainability and adaptation rather than corruption and the rape of wealth from the premise behind public policy and administration, by people who are truly altruistic and patriotic to the land we know as Malaysia.
This Malaysian reckoning is avant-garde, but at the same time it is proudly very traditional, deeply attached to rewritten historical narratives of shared heritage.
This is one of the most insightful contributions to the sociology of Malaysian society and should be read by all who have a stake in the country’s future. …”
 -Murray Hunter
International Advisor to the 4th Media, Beijing, China
International Advisor to Diplomatic Insight, Islamabad, Pakistan
Associate Professor University Malaysia Perlis

Condition: Good
ISBN: 9789675832888
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2013
Probably First Edition
First Published: 2013




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The ‘Allah’ Controversy and Other Essays on Malaysian Hypermoder

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The ‘Allah’ Controversy and Other Essays on Malaysian Hypermodernity



Price Starting at: RM35.00


Dr. Azly Rahman is one of Malaysia’s intellectual hopes for the future. Although he currently resides in the United States his heart and mind is still very much in Malaysia, as this volume testifies to. In this collection, he is able to delve deeply into Malaysian consciousness and skilfully peel away each cultural layer to uncover the Malaysian psyche in a way never understood before, exposing our accepted national narratives for what they really are. A true patriot with hope and optimism about the future, Dr. Azly offers a framework for looking at some of the most pressing problems facing Malaysian society today. This volume will help every Malaysian think about what kind of Malaysia they all want for their children.
Murray Hunter
International Advisor to The 4th Media, Beijing, China
International Advisor to Diplomatic Insight, Islamabad, Pakistan
Associate Professor University Malaysia Perlis


“From faraway in the USA Azly Rahman has made close observations on many issues besetting his beloved homeland. This book is very timely. It deals with current issues, some of which may be relevant to the thirteenth general elections. There are articles on the controversy over the 'Allah issue,' and there are also discussions on other topics that are hotly debated as we approach Malaysia’s most intense elections. Azly is a very versatile writer as evident in this collection and is academically qualified to analyse the various subjects he has dwelt on. His writings are sometimes very challenging to read, but they are compensated by his depth of analysis. This volume is a must-read for those wishing to understand our society at a more complex level.”
Syed Husin Ali

About the Author
Azly Rahman is an academician and columnist for Malaysiakini and Malaysia-Today. He has published more than 300 analyses on Malaysia, taught more than 40 courses in five different departments. His past publications include a volume of work on the history and future of race relations he edited, entitled Multiethnic Malaysia (SIRD-Gerakbudaya, Malaysia) and Thesis on Cyberjaya: Hegemony and Utopianism in a Southeast Asian state (AuthorHouse, Indiana, USA). He has more than 20 years of teaching experience in Malaysia and in the United States, ranging from elementary to graduate education. He is a member of Kappa Delta Phi International Honor Society in Education, International Understanding Honor Society, and of the Spring 2007 Oxford University Round Table on Diversity in Society.

Condition: Good
ISBN: 9789675832802
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2013
Probably First Edition
First Published: 2013

 

 

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