The question of culture, identity and globalisation

An unending debate

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Abstract

The question of culture, identity and the media constitutes an intellectually challenging theme given the porosity of borders in the era of globalisation as well as the opposition between the demands for openness and the assertion of state control and media monopoly. In an environment in which the media is under tight control, this theme could certainly become a hot topic, especially if it is examined in relation to the political power play and 'horse trading' that occurs between different contending forces - namely government agencies and other entities etc. - and how the media positions itself under the circumstances. However, when the media is examined in relation to culture and identity, the issue may appear to be much 'softer' and innocuous, but it does not by any means make it any less complex or challenging. Media, culture and identity in the era of globalisation are intricately intertwined, each impacting the other in complex ways, requiring scholars and researchers to engage with the terms and issues with rigour and to systematically map out the intellectual terrain. This paper is only a modest attempt to offer some critical reflections on these questions and make a few observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalKajian Malaysia
Volume29
Issue numberSUPPL 1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Community
  • Culture
  • Globalisation
  • Identity
  • Media

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The question of culture, identity and globalisation : An unending debate. / Embong, Abdul Rahman.

In: Kajian Malaysia, Vol. 29, No. SUPPL 1, 2011, p. 11-22.

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