Dentan, Robert Knox, 1936-. Ambivalences in child training by the Semai of peninsular Malaysia and other peoples

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Title: Ambivalences in child training by the Semai of peninsular Malaysia and other peoples

Published in: Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies -- Vol. 15, no. 1

Published By: Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies -- Vol. 15, no. 1 [s.l.]: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, 2001. 89-129 p.

By line: Robert K. Dentan

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

Culture: Semai (AN06)

Subjects: Drives and emotions (152); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Verbal arts (5310); Ethnic stratification (563); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); External relations (648); Missions (797); Techniques of socialization (861);

Abstract: In this article, Dentan discusses child-rearing practices in context of the Semai's basic fear of hostile and more powerful outsiders. He also discusses headhunting stories as a metaphor for the same fears.

Document Number: 29

Document ID: an06-029

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1962-1963, 1975, 1991-1992

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: 1961-1992

Coverage Place: Perak State, Malaysia

LCSH: Senoi (Southeast Asian people)

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