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Second Thoughts reviewed by CriticsRepublic

Illustration by Jun Kit

Illustration by Jun Kit

Over at Senigala has reviewed one of our favourite books of 2015, Second Thoughts: On Malaysia, Globalization, Society and Self. Still available from Gerakbudaya’s online store for the special price of RM24, or available at all good book stores!



As the reviewer notes the central terms of Lee’s book encourage Malaysian’s to undertake “reassessment”, “reconsideration”, “new ways of seeing” and amongst the constant noise in Malaysia’s news media to “pause occasionally and contemplate” what is going on around us, to try to look differently as that which we think is the norm. In this way the reviewer concludes that:

Overall, Second Thoughts may play an interesting role in mapping and considering the unseen forces that shape our national consciousness and the negotiations of popular perceptions in the world around us. It is a fruitful and accessible must-read for those who seek an introduction to the sociological ecosystem of Malaysia and Malaysians at home (and overseas) in a more socially globalized ‘today’.

Surely with the start that Malaysia has had to 2016, such sociological interpretation and analysis is needed more than ever.

Read the full review here.

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