volume 13 of folio is now online

Hello, This year the folio editorial team chose four essays to publish as part of volume 13 of folio. The essays can be read either by clicking on the blog posts themselves; from the “issues” tab (volume 13, of course);

volume 13 of folio is now online

Hello, This year the folio editorial team chose four essays to publish as part of volume 13 of folio. The essays can be read either by clicking on the blog posts themselves; from the “issues” tab (volume 13, of course);

The Bumiputera as a Political Creation: Analysing Malay Identity in a Globalising Malaysia by Terence Tsang

Introduction In the 2013 Malaysian General Elections, the coalition of political parties collectively known as Barisan Nasional (BN), which has ruled politically since Malaysia’s independence, found its rule heavily contested by the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Within their competing

The Bumiputera as a Political Creation: Analysing Malay Identity in a Globalising Malaysia by Terence Tsang

Introduction In the 2013 Malaysian General Elections, the coalition of political parties collectively known as Barisan Nasional (BN), which has ruled politically since Malaysia’s independence, found its rule heavily contested by the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Within their competing

Taiwan’s Bubble Tea Drinking Culture: Extension of Parallel Trends of Homogenization and Heterogenization by Ke Yu

In response to the widespread distribution of America’s consumer goods over the globe, Ritzer, an American sociologist who is most notably known for his contribution towards the concept of McDonaldization, claims “there are powerful homogenizing trends in the world today”

Taiwan’s Bubble Tea Drinking Culture: Extension of Parallel Trends of Homogenization and Heterogenization by Ke Yu

In response to the widespread distribution of America’s consumer goods over the globe, Ritzer, an American sociologist who is most notably known for his contribution towards the concept of McDonaldization, claims “there are powerful homogenizing trends in the world today”

Hakka Clan Books by Cheong Yu Jia

Memorials are in many cultures and societies an expression of identity and a physical manifestation of the commemoration of shared history. Johnson tells us that the memory of a society is rooted in both “times past” and “places past” (294).

Hakka Clan Books by Cheong Yu Jia

Memorials are in many cultures and societies an expression of identity and a physical manifestation of the commemoration of shared history. Johnson tells us that the memory of a society is rooted in both “times past” and “places past” (294).

The Native Place in a Transcultural America: Native Appropriation, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in American Music Videos by Grace Ng

From pop superstars like Ke$ha to rock bands like No Doubt, white musical artists donning Native American costumes have become commonplace in American media. This cultural appropriation has come under fire in recent years, though, and is now associated with

The Native Place in a Transcultural America: Native Appropriation, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in American Music Videos by Grace Ng

From pop superstars like Ke$ha to rock bands like No Doubt, white musical artists donning Native American costumes have become commonplace in American media. This cultural appropriation has come under fire in recent years, though, and is now associated with

“The Amy Cheong Saga: The Benefits of the Temporal Panopticon” by Kwan Jin Yao

Approximately twenty-two hours. That was how fast it took the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to dismiss senior employee Miss Amy Cheong, after she had published offensive, racist Facebook posts. Beyond expressions of discomfort by ordinary Singaporeans, Prime Minister Lee

“The Amy Cheong Saga: The Benefits of the Temporal Panopticon” by Kwan Jin Yao

Approximately twenty-two hours. That was how fast it took the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to dismiss senior employee Miss Amy Cheong, after she had published offensive, racist Facebook posts. Beyond expressions of discomfort by ordinary Singaporeans, Prime Minister Lee

“’You Must Love Big Brother’: Normalization in 1984″ by Shen Jiayi

In the novel 1984, the English novelist George Orwell describes a dystopian world so disciplined that all vestiges of humanity and individuality are systematically subsumed under the control of the totalitarian state. As O’Brien, a prominent member of the powerful

“’You Must Love Big Brother’: Normalization in 1984″ by Shen Jiayi

In the novel 1984, the English novelist George Orwell describes a dystopian world so disciplined that all vestiges of humanity and individuality are systematically subsumed under the control of the totalitarian state. As O’Brien, a prominent member of the powerful

“The Internet and Memorialisation: A Case Study of 9/11 Internet Memorials” by Chan Khai Ern, Edwin

Memorialisation, or the commemoration and remembrance of past events, has traditionally been done, at least in part, through the building of specific structures—physical memorials—with the sole purpose of remembering past events or individuals. Now, the arrival of the Internet has

“The Internet and Memorialisation: A Case Study of 9/11 Internet Memorials” by Chan Khai Ern, Edwin

Memorialisation, or the commemoration and remembrance of past events, has traditionally been done, at least in part, through the building of specific structures—physical memorials—with the sole purpose of remembering past events or individuals. Now, the arrival of the Internet has