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The terminology of terrorism: Malaya, 1948-52

Deery, Phillip (2003) The terminology of terrorism: Malaya, 1948-52. The journal of Southeast Asian studies, 34 (2). pp. 231-247. ISSN 0022-4634

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Abstract

Although Cold War propaganda is now the subject of close scholarly scrutiny, the main method by which it was communicated - language - has been overlooked. The Malayan Emergency illustrates how the British government grappled with the issue of political terminology within the broader context of anti-communist propaganda. This article will analyse the use of political language; the change from 'bandit' to 'communist terrorist'; and the problems of delineating the Malayan from the international audience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID6463. politics, language, propaganda, terminology, terrorism, anticommunism, Cold War, British, colonialism, Malay Peninsula, Southeast Asia
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 360000 Policy and Political Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 430000 History and Archaeology
FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
RFCD Classification > 440000 Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 04:48
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/575
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