volume 35, issue 1, P338-352 2019
DOI: 10.17576/jkmjc-2019-3501-22
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Abstract: The paper aims at establishing relationships between culture, power, and the state ideology. The reading of Malaysian politics through Gramsci's conceptual framework provides a tentative interpretation on the state's exercise of power with popular consent, the structure of power, relation between the state and subaltern groups. Reading through the concept of hegemony, the paper explores the construction and enactment of Islam by the power of the state. It highlights how Islam came to be constructed as the stat…

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