Islam, Modernity and Entrepreneurship among the Malays by Patricia Sloane (auth.)

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He sorrowfully admitted he had spent little time with his wife and family because of the hours spent thinking up this project and discussing it with a few trusted confidants, but soon his loved ones would be rewarded, with money and recognition, by his efforts. 19 20 Good Works Complimenting Rokiah on her own recent successful ventures, Arif said he now needed both her business acumen and capital, as weIl as her contacts in business and government circ1es, which he knew were good. In return for her help, he said, Rokiah could profit handsomely.

THE MATERIAL PERFORMANCE OF DUTY The men and women I came to know in Kuala Lumpur now generally live at a distance from their parents and the c10se 'familialized' community of their childhoods. Today, parents, grandparents, aunts, and unc1es left behind are often marginalized by distance and difference from life in the city, and except for their role in providing meaning to holidays, life-cyc1e events like birth, death, and marriage, and in crises in their children' s lives like divorce and separation, much of the reality of the interaction between adult children living far from horne and parents is often relegated to and framed by financial arrangements.

He waited while Rokiah and 1 moved our chairs closer to his. With quiet pride, he told us his entrepreneurial idea: 'I am inventing a children's board game, like Scrabble or Monopoly, which will teach children how to speak and write better English. We will sell it to every school and to every parent - there is no limit to how much money we can make because the idea practically seIls itself. No Malay parents will want their children to be without it'. He told us that he had been secretly developing this game for several years, thinking of nothing else, even when he was at his job as a manager for another company.

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