Review of Alision Wee Siu Hui’s Assembling Gender

Malaysia’s period of rapid economic development was based, in common with a number of other East and Southeast Asian nations, on entry into the factory age. Malaysia was different from Korea and Thailand in that this entry coincided with decolonization and also took place against a background of potential ethnic conflict – conflict which has largely been avoided in a society in which extensive police powers have been evident and in which some elements of democratization withheld from the people.

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