Kontekstualita: Jurnal Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan
Vol 26, No 1 (2011)

Upin & Ipin: Melayu Islam, Politik Kultur, dan Dekomodifikasi New Media

Saputro, M. Endy ( Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta)

Article Info

Publish Date
18 Jan 2013


This article discusses the cultural politics of Upin & Ipin: Malaysian-based animation series that have been watched by many children, young and adult viewers across Muslim countries and have recieved lot of praises from various events, home and abroad. It argues that Upin & Ipin represents the idea of united Malaysia (one Malaysia) within its cultural and ethnic diversity, stressing that these TV series may unwittingly control and commodify values of Malaysian cultural diversity.

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