I am more than an ethnicity: Resilience and Experiences of Trauma among Indian University Students in Malaysia

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    Abstract

    Christian Franklin Svensson elaborates on the social and political position of the Indian ethnic minority in Malaysia. Based on a total of five months field research, he investigates why Indian students at a public university in
    peninsular Malaysia consciously attempt to transform their life situation
    in order to gain personal realisation in the era of globalisation. Indian
    students are a group who are particularly prone to trauma in their current
    situation, as individuals lacking a sense of full citizenship. As strategies of
    transformation based on education take on many different forms, he argues
    that the students construct identifications from belonging to communities of
    practice rather than from religion, ethnicity and nationality. Their resilience is made manifest in hybrid identities, as an individuated way of understanding
    their cultural negotiation as Indian Malaysians
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelTrauma, Memory and Transformation : Southeast Asian Experiences
    RedaktørerSharon Bong
    Antal sider17
    Udgivelses stedPetaling Jaya
    ForlagStrategic Information Research Development Centre
    Publikationsdatomar. 2014
    Kapitel6
    ISBN (Trykt)9789670630229
    StatusUdgivet - mar. 2014

    Emneord

    • Malaysia
    • globalisation
    • nation-state
    • university education
    • strategy
    • social imagining

    Citer dette

    Svensson, C. F. (2014). I am more than an ethnicity: Resilience and Experiences of Trauma among Indian University Students in Malaysia. I S. Bong (red.), Trauma, Memory and Transformation: Southeast Asian Experiences Strategic Information Research Development Centre.