Strategies of Indian University Students in Malaysia: Imaginings of Belonging to a Global Community

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    Abstract

    Through an analysis of the connection between the social backgrounds of the students and societal inclusion and exclusion, Svensson demonstrates how globalization has produced major changes in relations between the economy and class structures, stressing that the emergence of cosmopolitan elites can challenge existing conceptions of the role of the nation-state, cultural mechanisms and hierarchies. He further contributes to the debate by demonstrating how social imagination evolves from the Indian students’ contested social position as a minority group in Malaysia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContentious connections
    EditorsSirpa Tenhunen, Klaus Karttunen
    Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Publication dateMay 2014
    Pages155-170
    Chapter9
    ISBN (Print)9781443856485
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014

    Keywords

    • Globalisation
    • Malaysia
    • university education
    • social imagining
    • Ethnicity
    • minorities

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