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Social Movements, Identities and Social Classes

Ang, Ming Chee LU (2008) Post-Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Development: Comparative 7 Perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa,
Abstract
This research will explore the field of social movements by explaining why and how a minority social movement persists despite persistent constraints placed upon it by a majority-dominated state. The Chinese education movement has been one of the largest and most sustained social movements in Malaysia. Sociological, economic, and demographic changes of the Chinese community along with domestic political struggles revolving around the ethnic question have influenced the fluctuation of movement trajectory over time. For more than five decades, the movement has sustained its activities and has received moral and material support from Chinese communities, despite persistent constraints by the government, scarcity of resources and lack of... (More)
This research will explore the field of social movements by explaining why and how a minority social movement persists despite persistent constraints placed upon it by a majority-dominated state. The Chinese education movement has been one of the largest and most sustained social movements in Malaysia. Sociological, economic, and demographic changes of the Chinese community along with domestic political struggles revolving around the ethnic question have influenced the fluctuation of movement trajectory over time. For more than five decades, the movement has sustained its activities and has received moral and material support from Chinese communities, despite persistent constraints by the government, scarcity of resources and lack of support from others Malaysian population. Interviews, survey research, and statistical analysis will be used to collect important primary data for this study, supported by a thorough reading of country studies on Malaysian education and politics. The data will be analyzed using in-depth within-case comparison. This research hopes to provide a strong causal claim regarding the factors that influence state containment strategies and social movement trajectories, thus shedding light on the processes of social change in Malaysia and beyond. (Less)
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Social movements, identities, social classes, Asia
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Post-Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Development: Comparative 7 Perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa,
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  abstract     = {This research will explore the field of social movements by explaining why and how a minority social movement persists despite persistent constraints placed upon it by a majority-dominated state. The Chinese education movement has been one of the largest and most sustained social movements in Malaysia. Sociological, economic, and demographic changes of the Chinese community along with domestic political struggles revolving around the ethnic question have influenced the fluctuation of movement trajectory over time. For more than five decades, the movement has sustained its activities and has received moral and material support from Chinese communities, despite persistent constraints by the government, scarcity of resources and lack of support from others Malaysian population. Interviews, survey research, and statistical analysis will be used to collect important primary data for this study, supported by a thorough reading of country studies on Malaysian education and politics. The data will be analyzed using in-depth within-case comparison. This research hopes to provide a strong causal claim regarding the factors that influence state containment strategies and social movement trajectories, thus shedding light on the processes of social change in Malaysia and beyond.},
  author       = {Ang, Ming Chee},
  keyword      = {Social movements,identities,social classes,Asia},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Social Movements, Identities and Social Classes},
  year         = {2008},
}