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Proper Islamic Consumption: Shopping Among the Malays in Modern Malaysia

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Exploring consumption practices in urban Malaysia, this book shows how diverse forms of Malay middle-class consumption (of food, clothing, and cars, for example) are understood, practiced, and contested as a particular mode of modern Islamic practice. It illustrates ways in which the issue of "proper Islamic consumption" for consumers, the marketplace, and the state in con ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (first published June 1st 2008)
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Kasey Rackowitz
Fischer actually didn't do too bad in his research for his monograph. I've seen a lot of what he's brought up in his monograph in the actions of my Malay friends and in the Malaysian media. I also learned a couple new things like mosques with different political levels and words to better help my own research like halalisation. If you're interested in anthropology, ethnography, sociology, Islam as a subject of research or Malaysia, I recommend this book. The only downside I had really was how re ...more
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