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A Khaldunian Perspective on the Dynamics of Asiatic Societies
  • Syed Farid Alatas
During the last twenty years or so, scholars in the Third World began to become critical of what came to be known as the captive mind. The captive mind is uncritical and imitative in its approach to ideas and concepts from the West.' Discussions on the problem of mental captivity coincided with efforts to indigenous the social sciences in the post-war period when most of the Third World gained formal independence.
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Alatas, Syed Farid
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Syed Farid Alatas. "A Khaldunian Perspective on the Dynamics of Asiatic Societies" COMPARATIVE CIVILIZATIONS REVIEW. Ed. Alatas, Syed Farid. Singapore: , 1993. 29-51. Available at: