Taylor's FSLM Journals

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The Representation of Government Agencies in the Health Debates on Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure in Malaysia
*Prasana Rosaline Fernandez, Surinderpal Kaur & Ng Kwan Hoong
Abstract: Government departments and agencies are an important stakeholder group in risk communication specifically on environmental risks as they are directly involved in the implementation of guidelines and policies and in the communication of relevant initiatives to the public. Entrusted with policy-making and legislative powers, they therefore play a crucial role in the rising health debates…
Chinese Culture and Customs in Peranakan Funerals in Malaysia and Singapore
*Lokasundari Vijaya Sankar, David Hock Jin Neo & Antoon De Rycker
Abstract: The Peranakan community is studied in a qualitative manner to understand and document the customs and traditions that underlie the Peranakan funeral. This research was informed and guided by Social Identity Theory (Tajfel and Turner, 1979a), which explores the meanings associated with being members of a social group. Social identity theorists have argued that…
A Transgressive Voice in a Restrictive Media Environment: A Study of Sinar Harian Coverage of the 2013 Malaysian General Election
Mohd Faizal Kasmani
Abstract: Malaysian newspapers have a responsibility to be catalysts for national development. For that reason, newspapers in Malaysia are expected to not challenge the state and to partner the state toward nation-building. Although mainstream media in Malaysia are restricted by the state, this does not completely exclude more transgressive modes pushed by challengers. One of the newspapers that…
Young Adult Malaysian Consumers’ Attitude and Purchase Intentions of CSR Supported Grocery Brands
*Thinavan Periyayya, Dr. G. V. Nair, Raduan Shariff, Zachary Roland & Dr. Thanaseelan
Abstract: Environment and people considerations have become a major focus of business organizations in Malaysia and around the world. Both considerations fall under the new corporate social responsibility (CSR) catchphrase – People, Planet and Profits. CSR is concerned with business responsibilities beyond profit-maximisation (Dodd & Supa, 2011). The main purpose…
Perception toward the Construction of Women’s Body and Sexuality in the Video Clips of Indonesian Women Pop Singers
Fitria Akhmerti Primasita, *Susilorini & Karunia Purna Kusciati
Abstract: Giving response to a new trend in Indonesian pop music video clips aired on Indonesian television music programs in 2011, we conducted an audience research that aimed at analyzing how young Indonesian women television viewers understood and read the construction of women’s body and sexuality in the music video clips as cultural texts in relation to their experiences…
Examining Communication Satisfaction, Confucian Work Dynamism and Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of International and Domestic Hotels in Hainan, China
Wang Hua & *Bahiyah Omar
Abstract: This study examines hotel employees’ communication satisfaction and job satisfaction levels in Hainan, China. The Communication Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ) and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) were used in the investigation. This study also measures the Chinese working culture, Confucian work dynamism, and examines its relationship with hotel employees’ attitudes…