The Malayan Emergency: Essays on a Small, Distant War
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pp. March 2016
The Malayan Emergency: Essays on a Small, Distant War
Author: Yao, Souchou;
Throughout the book runs a passionate concern for the lives and struggles of ordinary men and women in colonial Malaya. Here, the effect of counterinsurgency measures are captured by the anthropologist's art of ethnography and cultural analysis. Among the vignettes are an ethnographic encounter with a woman ex-guerrilla, and the author's remembrance of his insurgent-cousin killed in a police ambush. As such, this fascinating study examines the Emergency afresh, and in the process brings into focus issues not normally covered in other accounts: nostalgia and failed revolution, socialist fantasy and ethnic relations, and the moral costs of modern counterinsurgency.

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Distributed for NIAS Press (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies)
Author: Yao, Souchou;



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