|Lina Joy and our sorrow|
I want to move away from the obvious analysis of the soon-to-be psycho-semiotic phenomena of the Malay Christian convert named Lina Joy.
He proposed the idea that since society and culture is "text" then the individual interacts with the texts and makes meaning out of his/her interpretation of the textual information presented. The individual is then in constant dialogue with society and hence the self is a "dialogical self". In Lina Joy, we see her in dialogue with society that has become complicated.