Making sense of Malay sexuality: An exploration

Shamsul A.B., and Mohamad Fauzi Bin Sukimi, (2006) Making sense of Malay sexuality: An exploration. SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 24 . pp. 59-72. ISSN 0127-2721


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This article is a three-part exploratory study of Malay sexuality. Part one provides an insight into the epistemological and ontological aspects of sexuality and gender; part two looks at the case of Anwar Ibrahim as one that illuminates the ways in which Malay society grapples with issues of sex and morality; and part three interprets the Anwar Ibrahim’s case from the epistemological and ontological perspective of gender and sexuality. The case received much attention locally and abroad because it involved a political leader who had been seen by many as a probable Prime Minister. However, Anwar Ibrahim was alleged to have indulged in unnatural sex with a few men, forbidden in Islam, and shocking to many because of his image as a pious Muslim leader. His case, however, provides an opportunity to analyze relevant wider issues about the construction of Malay sexuality and morality

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Malay sexuality; gender; Islam; homosexuality; Malay morality
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:1078
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:10 May 2011 01:30
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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