New Media and the Nation in Malaysia: Malaysianet by Susan Leong

By Susan Leong

In the 4 a long time or so considering the fact that its invention, the web has develop into pivotal to what percentage societies functionality, influencing how person electorate engage with and reply to their governments. inside of Southeast Asia, whereas such a lot governments join the idea that new media technological development improves their nation’s socio-economic stipulations, additionally they fear approximately its cultural and political results. This booklet examines how this set of dynamics operates via its learn of recent media in modern Malaysian society.

Using the social imaginary framework and adopting a socio-historical technique, the publication explains the various understandings of recent media as a continual technique in which contributors and their societies function in tandem to create, negotiate and enact the which means ascribed to ideas and ideas. In doing so, it additionally highlights the significance of non-users to nationwide technological rules.

Through its exam of the ideation and improvement of Malaysia’s Multimedia great hall mega venture to-date and connection with the seminal socio-political occasions of 2007-2012 together with the 2008 common Elections, Bersih and Hindraf rallies, this ebook presents a transparent reason behind new media’s prominence within the multi-ethnic and majority Islamic society of Malaysia at the present time. it truly is of curiosity to teachers operating within the box of Media and web reviews and Southeast Asian Politics.

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Schutz argues that individuals bring a social stock of knowledge to every encounter with others, which is added to from moment to moment. This social stock of knowledge consists of information on the other that is both specific and typical, including the interpretive schemes the other is likely to use, their habits and their language. It also includes more or less taken for granted information about the reasons or motives behind their social action (Schutz, 1972: 168). It is this stock of knowledge that enables individuals to anticipate what is expected of themselves as well as of others.

These steps would include testing the depth of the river at various points and assessing the obstacles and ease of passage at the various potential crossing-points to determine which is best. Part of the solution might involve the use of props in the form of a handy log, steppingstone or a guide rope. It is only after having ascertained the right starting point and successfully negotiating the crossing that an acceptable solution can be said to have been found. Once manifested, knowledge about how to cross such a river becomes part of the socially shared common knowledge of the group.

How do significations come to be and how do they work? We arrived at the definition of the social imaginary as the loosely co-ordinated body of significations that enable social acts and practices by making sense of them in the previous section. However, this still leaves the question of how significations actually function within social imaginaries. Taylor’s concept of social imaginaries has been accomplished ‘largely through historical example and evidence’ (Arthurs, 2003: 582). To gain a clearer understanding of the course whereby significations emerge, which Taylor refers to as the ‘long march’ (2004: 30), I now turn to Schutz’s theory on the social stock of knowledge and Social imaginaries 25 then to the process of objectivation.

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