Dentan, Robert Knox, 1936-. Semai response to mental aberration

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Title: Semai response to mental aberration

Published in: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 124, No. 1

Published By: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 124, No. 1 'S - Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1968. 135-158 p.

By line: Robert Knox Dentan

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Semai (AN06)

Subjects: Personality disorders (158); Invalidism (734); (75); Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: This source presents a sociological analysis of the responses to mental aberration exhibited by the Senoi (Semai) of central Malaya. After a brief introductory section dealing with the authors approach to the data, the discussion turns to a study of the specific characteristics of the various diseases described in the text, beliefs about their origins, and methods of treatment. A theoretical analysis of the Senoi data in terms of the conceptual schemes proposed by Wallace, Merton and Lemert regarding their interpretation of mental aberration, concludes this work.

Document Number: 24

Document ID: an06-024

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1961-1963

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1989

Coverage Date: 1950-1963

Coverage Place: Central Perak and Ulu Pahang, Malaysia

LCSH: Senoi (Southeast Asian people)


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