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Author Nonini, Donald Macon, author

Title Getting by : class and state formation among Chinese in Malaysia / Donald M. Nonini
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction : an historical ethnography of class and state formation -- Counterinsurgency, silences, forgetting, 1946-1969 -- Boom town in the making, 1978-1980 -- Getting by : the arts of deception and the typical Chinese -- Banalities of the urban : hegemony or state predation? -- Class dismissed! -- Men in motion : the dialectics of disputatiousness and rice-eating money -- Chinese society as a sheet of loose sand : elite arguments and class discipline in a postcolonial era -- Subsumption and encompassment : class, state formation and production of urban space, 1980-1997 -- Covert global : exit, alternative sovereignties, being stuck -- Walking on two roads and jumping airplanes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chinese -- Malaysia -- Bukit Mertajam (Pulau Pinang) -- Ethnic identity.
Chinese -- Malaysia -- Bukit Mertajam (Pulau Pinang) -- Politics and government.
Ethnology -- Malaysia -- Bukit Mertajam (Pulau Pinang)
Nationalism -- Malaysia -- Bukit Mertajam (Pulau Pinang)
Social classes -- Malaysia -- Bukit Mertajam (Pulau Pinang)
Bukit Mertajam (Pulau Pinang, Malaysia) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801456223 (electronic bk.)
9780801456220 (electronic bk.)