Religious identity of the malay muslim middle class

A case study in klang valley, Malaysia

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Abstract

The change of Malaysian economy based on agriculture sector to a new industrialized economy hasbrought dramatic changes in employment from labor-orientation to service-orientation. It also affected theprocess of urbanization significantly since the 1970s which contributes to the emergence of Malay Muslimmiddle class. This study is based on a smvey conducted on 638 respondents who work or reside in the Klangvalley and receive at the minimlllll ofRM2,OOO.OO monthly income. The respondents were chosen randomly. Italso discusses three domains of the J\1alay Muslim middle class identity, namely; self appearance, cOl1Slllllerismand religious socialization. The result indicates that those domains have been influenced by the 1970s Islamicresurgence and the policy of the Malaysian government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Sciences (Pakistan)
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Economy
  • Malay Muslim middle class
  • Malaysia
  • Policy
  • Religious identity
  • Respondents

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