schliessen

Filtern

 

Bibliotheken

The Pillars of “Mahathir's Islam”: Mahathir Mohamad on Being-Muslim in the Modern World

Unlike his bourgeois economic nationalism or diplomatic posturing on behalf of the developing world, Mahathir Mohamad's encounter with Islam remains a largely understudied aspect of his 22-year rule of Malaysia (1981–2003). There is a marked reluctance to take seriously his pronouncements on Islam a... Full description

Journal Title: Asian Studies Review 01 September 2011, Vol.35(3), p.355-372
Main Author: Schottmann, Sven Alexander
Format: Electronic Article Electronic Article
Language:
Subjects:
Publisher: Routledge
ID: ISSN: 1035-7823 ; E-ISSN: 1467-8403 ; DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
Zum Text:
SendSend as email Add to Book BagAdd to Book Bag
Staff View
recordid: tayfranc10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
title: The Pillars of “Mahathir's Islam”: Mahathir Mohamad on Being-Muslim in the Modern World
format: Article
creator:
  • Schottmann, Sven Alexander
subjects:
  • Malaysia
  • Islam
  • Politics
  • Modernity
  • Secularism
  • Democracy
  • Muslim Leadership
  • Mahathir Bin Mohamad
ispartof: Asian Studies Review, 01 September 2011, Vol.35(3), p.355-372
description: Unlike his bourgeois economic nationalism or diplomatic posturing on behalf of the developing world, Mahathir Mohamad's encounter with Islam remains a largely understudied aspect of his 22-year rule of Malaysia (1981–2003). There is a marked reluctance to take seriously his pronouncements on Islam and engage with his representations of what being-Muslim should entail in the modern world. This essay takes the view that Islam, in fact, represents a significant component of the former Malaysian prime minister's political repertoire, and that an analysis of what may be described as “Mahathir's Islam” can provide a compelling alternative account of his momentous premiership. It argues that while Mahathir's engagement with Islam was fraught with contradictions and has produced a number of negative consequences that affect Malaysian society as a whole, his discourse also contained the ingredients of what Bellah and Hammond (1980) have famously described as civil religion. Mahathir's public representations of Islam – in particular, his championing of the individually responsible believer and interpretation of the message to the Prophet Muhammad as a this-worldly and pro-active “theology of progress” – can thus provide religious validation to the cosmopolitanism of the street that has helped underwrite the social peace of multi-religious Malaysia.
language:
source:
identifier: ISSN: 1035-7823 ; E-ISSN: 1467-8403 ; DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
fulltext: fulltext
issn:
  • 1035-7823
  • 10357823
  • 1467-8403
  • 14678403
url: Link


@attributes
ID1118972760
RANK0.07
NO1
SEARCH_ENGINEprimo_central_multiple_fe
SEARCH_ENGINE_TYPEPrimo Central Search Engine
LOCALfalse
PrimoNMBib
record
control
sourcerecordid10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
sourceidtayfranc
recordidTN_tayfranc10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
sourceformatXML
sourcesystemOther
pqid895867219
display
typearticle
titleThe Pillars of “Mahathir's Islam”: Mahathir Mohamad on Being-Muslim in the Modern World
creatorSchottmann, Sven Alexander
publisherRoutledge
ispartofAsian Studies Review, 01 September 2011, Vol.35(3), p.355-372
identifier
subjectMalaysia ; Islam ; Politics ; Modernity ; Secularism ; Democracy ; Muslim Leadership ; Mahathir Bin Mohamad
descriptionUnlike his bourgeois economic nationalism or diplomatic posturing on behalf of the developing world, Mahathir Mohamad's encounter with Islam remains a largely understudied aspect of his 22-year rule of Malaysia (1981–2003). There is a marked reluctance to take seriously his pronouncements on Islam and engage with his representations of what being-Muslim should entail in the modern world. This essay takes the view that Islam, in fact, represents a significant component of the former Malaysian prime minister's political repertoire, and that an analysis of what may be described as “Mahathir's Islam” can provide a compelling alternative account of his momentous premiership. It argues that while Mahathir's engagement with Islam was fraught with contradictions and has produced a number of negative consequences that affect Malaysian society as a whole, his discourse also contained the ingredients of what Bellah and Hammond (1980) have famously described as civil religion. Mahathir's public representations of Islam – in particular, his championing of the individually responsible believer and interpretation of the message to the Prophet Muhammad as a this-worldly and pro-active “theology of progress” – can thus provide religious validation to the cosmopolitanism of the street that has helped underwrite the social peace of multi-religious Malaysia.
source
version5
lds50peer_reviewed
links
openurl$$Topenurl_article
openurlfulltext$$Topenurlfull_article
addlink$$Uhttps://exlibris-pub.s3.amazonaws.com/aboutTaylorFrancis.html$$EView_Taylor_&_Francis_Group_Copyright_Statement
backlink$$Uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2011.602663$$EView_this_record_in_Taylor_&_Francis
search
creatorcontribSchottmann, Sven Alexander
titleThe Pillars of “Mahathir's Islam”: Mahathir Mohamad on Being-Muslim in the Modern World
descriptionAbstract Unlike his bourgeois economic nationalism or diplomatic posturing on behalf of the developing world, Mahathir Mohamad's encounter with Islam remains a largely understudied aspect of his 22-year rule of Malaysia (1981–2003). There is a marked reluctance to take seriously his pronouncements on Islam and engage with his representations of what being-Muslim should entail in the modern world. This essay takes the view that Islam, in fact, represents a significant component of the former Malaysian prime minister's political repertoire, and that an analysis of what may be described as “Mahathir's Islam” can provide a compelling alternative account of his momentous premiership. It argues that while Mahathir's engagement with Islam was fraught with contradictions and has produced a number of negative consequences that affect Malaysian society as a whole, his discourse also contained the ingredients of what Bellah and Hammond (1980) have famously described as civil religion. Mahathir's public representations of Islam – in particular, his championing of the individually responsible believer and interpretation of the message to the Prophet Muhammad as a this-worldly and pro-active “theology of progress” – can thus provide religious validation to the cosmopolitanism of the street that has helped underwrite the social peace of multi-religious Malaysia.
subject
0Malaysia
1Islam
2Politics
3Modernity
4Secularism
5Democracy
6Muslim Leadership
7Mahathir Bin Mohamad
general
010.1080/10357823.2011.602663
1Asian Studies Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2011, pp. 355–372
2Routledge
3Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
4Taylor & Francis Online - Journals
sourceidtayfranc
recordidtayfranc10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
issn
01035-7823
110357823
21467-8403
314678403
rsrctypearticle
creationdate2011
addtitleAsian Studies Review
searchscope
0tayfranc
1taylor_francis
scope
0tayfranc
1taylor_francis
citationpf 355 pt 372 vol 35 issue 3
startdate20110901
enddate20110901
lsr30VSR-Enriched:[pqid]
sort
titleThe Pillars of “Mahathir's Islam”: Mahathir Mohamad on Being-Muslim in the Modern World
authorSchottmann, Sven Alexander
creationdate20110901
lso0120110901
facets
frbrgroupid4175945527441803497
frbrtype5
creationdate2011
topic
0Malaysia
1Islam
2Politics
3Modernity
4Secularism
5Democracy
6Muslim Leadership
7Mahathir Bin Mohamad
collectionTaylor & Francis Online - Journals
prefilterarticles
rsrctypearticles
creatorcontribSchottmann, Sven Alexander
jtitleAsian Studies Review
toplevelpeer_reviewed
delivery
delcategoryRemote Search Resource
fulltextfulltext
addata
aulastSchottmann
aufirstSven Alexander
auinitS
auinit1S
auSchottmann, Sven Alexander
atitleThe Pillars of “Mahathir's Islam”: Mahathir Mohamad on Being-Muslim in the Modern World
jtitleAsian Studies Review
risdate20110901
volume35
issue3
spage355
epage372
pages355-372
issn1035-7823
eissn1467-8403
codenAsian Studies Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2011, pp. 355–372
formatjournal
genrearticle
ristypeJOUR
abstractAbstract Unlike his bourgeois economic nationalism or diplomatic posturing on behalf of the developing world, Mahathir Mohamad's encounter with Islam remains a largely understudied aspect of his 22-year rule of Malaysia (1981–2003). There is a marked reluctance to take seriously his pronouncements on Islam and engage with his representations of what being-Muslim should entail in the modern world. This essay takes the view that Islam, in fact, represents a significant component of the former Malaysian prime minister's political repertoire, and that an analysis of what may be described as “Mahathir's Islam” can provide a compelling alternative account of his momentous premiership. It argues that while Mahathir's engagement with Islam was fraught with contradictions and has produced a number of negative consequences that affect Malaysian society as a whole, his discourse also contained the ingredients of what Bellah and Hammond (1980) have famously described as civil religion. Mahathir's public representations of Islam – in particular, his championing of the individually responsible believer and interpretation of the message to the Prophet Muhammad as a this-worldly and pro-active “theology of progress” – can thus provide religious validation to the cosmopolitanism of the street that has helped underwrite the social peace of multi-religious Malaysia.
pubRoutledge
doi10.1080/10357823.2011.602663
date2011-09-01