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What every Malaysian needs to know about ‘race’, Part 2c By Clive Kessler

By Clive Kessler | February 26, 2012 The Malaysian Insider (Part 2 & Part 2b ) Feb 26 — The many faces of “bangsa”: “People”, “nation” and “state” My step-by-step, and idea by idea, disaggregation of the Malay word bangsa now proceeds to, and concludes with, a discussion of modern political developments. It explores the “folding” of these further new political meanings into the already overworked, semantically overburdened, and hence multiply ambiguous idea, or concept, of bangsa. This disaggregation and “deconstruction” is intended to serve as a warning of the great risks of confusion — of the distorted understanding and communication — that lie deceivingly, even treacherously, in wait whenever the termbangsa is used casually, lazily and unreflectingly. v. People In English, the usual word for a historic human community joined together by ideas of a common character born ...

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