14. Methodological Pluralism

Interrogating Ethnic Identity and Diaspora Issues in Southeast Asia

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Umi Khattab

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch14

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Khattab, U. (2012) Methodological Pluralism, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Queensland, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • methodological pluralism, ethnic identity and the diaspora in Southeast Asia;
  • mediatized world and diasporas, a media and cultural studies perspective;
  • Indian/Indonesian, greatest impact on the culture of the Malay Peninsula;
  • Malay diaspora identity, people trapped between cultures, real and imagined;
  • diasporic communities, symbolic resources and cultural identities;
  • ethnic pluralism and struggle for Malay-Muslim political hegemony


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Malay Diaspora Identity

  • Pre-European Migrants Are “Us”

  • European Colonial Migrants Are “Them”

  • Post-Colonial Migrants Are “Others”

  • Media and Migrants

  • Conclusion

  • References