Malcolm X, Alatas and Critical Theory for Malay Studies – Syed Farid Alatas

7 February 2016

The Malaysian Insider

In article contribution by Associate Professor Syed Farid Alatas, Department of Sociology, he opined that there is a need for a critical approach in Malay Studies that provides a way to examine the various problems of the Malays. Referring to the views of the great African-American Muslim activist, Malcolm X, and prominent Malay-world scholar, the late Syed Hussein Alatas, as points of departure and resources for Malay Studies to develop critical theories of history and society, Assoc Prof Alatas urged scholars in the Malay world to pay attention to the views of these two thinkers to develop a more critical approach in Malay Studies.

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