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Amok and Arrogation: Frank Swettenham's ‘Real Malay’

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the concepts of “amok” and arrogation in the writings of Frank Swettenham, a British colonial officer in Malaysia. The significance of Frank Swettenham to the colonialist ... More


The Arrogance of Politics

Michael Freeden

in The Political Theory of Political Thinking: The Anatomy of a Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199568031
eISBN:
9780191765216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568031.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One feature of thinking politically is the self-assumption and the absence of justification—its arrogation and arrogance—that underpins its pure form: the role of closing and finalizing debate. One ... More


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