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Journal Title: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication
Volume/Issue:   23/2
Issue Title: Trends in Media and Communication Research in Malaysia
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. vi, 134 pp.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Trends in Media and Communication Research in Malaysia
179 – 181

Articles

Unity in diversity: Inculcating the concept of 1Malaysia through local television programmes
Sabariah Mohamed Salleh
183 – 195

Normalising breastfeeding: What can media do to help?
Emma Mohamad
196 – 210

The social reality of blogging and empowerment among Malaysian bloggers
Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Michael Bromley and John Cokley
210 – 221

Acceptance of social innovation in Malaysia: Advocacy and the impact of government transformation programme (GTP)
Maizatul Haizan Mahbob, Wan Idros Wan Sulaiman, Samsudin A. Rahim, Wan Azreena Wan Jaafar and Wan Sharazad Wan Sulaiman
222 – 236

Utilising information and communication technologies (ICT) for development: What research contributes
Ali Salman, Mohd Yusof Hj. Abdullah, Jamaluddin Aziz, Abdul Latiff Ahmad and Chang Peng Kee
237 – 248

Understanding visual metaphor: The importance of documentary historiography in audience reading
Mohd Nor Shahizan Ali, Mat Pauzi Abd. Rahman, Ali Salman, Mohd. Azul Mohammad Salleh and Hasrul Hashim
249 – 257

Peace journalism: Implications of war and peace news amongst Malaysian audience
Faridah Ibrahim, Normah Mustaffa, Fauziah Ahmad, Chang Peng Kee and Wan Amizah Wan Mahmud
258 – 269

Interethnic tolerance among multiethnic youth: Accommodating differences in the construction of social citizenship
Fauziah Ahmad, Ali Salman, Samsudin A. Rahim, Latiffah Pawanteh and Abdul Latiff Ahmad
270 – 285

Epistephilic forces in Malaysian indie documentary: Three scenarios
Badrul Redzuan Abu Hassan and Roslina Abdul Latifabu
286 – 303

Book reviews

Doing Business with the New Japan: Succeeding in America’s Richest International Market by James D. Hodgson, Yoshihiro Sano, and John L. Graham
Reviewed by Don R. McCreary
305 – 307

A Critical Ethnography of ‘Westerners’ Teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai by Phiona Stanley
Reviewed by Juyuan Li
308 – 312
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 25.191