Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor: A critical geography of intelligent landscapes, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor

A critical geography of intelligent landscapes, 1st Edition

By Tim Bunnell


216 pages

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Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book provides a critical examination of the country's main urban region. The study first provides a theoretical reworking of geographies of modernity and details the emergence of a globally-oriented, 'high-tech' stage of national development. The Multimedia Super Corridor is framed in terms of a political vision of a 'fully developed' Malaysia before the author traces an imagined trajectory through surrounding landscapes in the late 1990s. As the first book length academic analysis of the development of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area and the construction of the Multimedia Super Corridor, this work offers a situated, contextual account which will appeal to all those with research interests in Asian Urban Studies and Asian Sociology.


'A valuable contribution to explicating Malaysia's choice, rationale and pitfalls of its development.'

Yue-Man Yeung, Urban Studies

'There are many strengths to this book, including a tight and well-organized presentation, large and clear illustrations, detailed references and a comprehensive index. it should be welcomed by the scholarly community and government officials interested in seeking to understand how a dynamic nation in south-east Asia charts its own course of nation-building and development in the twentieth century.'

Yue-Man Yeung, Urban Studies

About the Author

Tim Bunnell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore.

About the Series

Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

The Pacific Rim is the world’s most dynamic region. The rate of political, social, economic and cultural change is considerable, resulting in and from environmental and landscape change at various scales, from the regional, national and urban to the neighbourhood and the body. This series focuses on the issues of environmental change, urban, social and cultural transformation, and local and regional restructuring, and welcomes manuscripts that deal with local, national, regional and transnational geographies. It incorporates the best of contemporary research to provide a range of volumes that examine key developments in the region and that speak to global debates in geography and across the social sciences.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies