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Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries:

Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries
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Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries: Everyday Forms of Inter-Ethnic Peace Building in Malaysia

Synopsis


This is a collection of essays by a group of Malaysian academics who are also social or cultural activists. They include some very established scholar-activists as well as younger colleagues. Their premise is two-fold: first, lasting peace only comes with social justice and participatory democracy; and second, nations and communities are held together not only by the state and political elites but also by non-state non-elite actors. These 'unsung heroes' of peace building include not only formal civic associations but also informal NGOs, local communities, cultural workers, the new on-line media, inter-ethnic business partnerships, public intellectuals and ordinary citizens. It is the latter informal group that is the focus of this collection of essays. Ironically, they are not directly involved in peace building. Rather they advocate gender justice, sustainable development, cultural creativity, human rights, debates on 'sensitive issues', etc. However, in so doing, they facilitate and empower peoples of different ethno-religious background to break barriers, promote tolerance and respect for differences, and ultimately, contribute towards peace-building indirectly.

Book Detail

Edited by Francis Loh Kok Wah

Publisher: The Ford Foundation, Jakarta & Persatuan Sains Social Malaysia
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9789834364786 (Pb) / 9789834364793 (Hb)
296 pages
RM40.00* (Pb) / RM80.00* (Hb)

*excluding postage charges

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1. Pls SMS 019-2232002 (Type <Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries>)
2. After confirmation from the administrator, pay the amount to maybank2u.com or Maybank Kawanku to account Faisal bin Mustaffa (MBB 114179439605)



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