Housekeeping among Malay peasants
London School of Economics and Political Science • London • Published In 1943 • Pages: viii, 198 , plates
By: Firth, Rosemary.
AbstractRosemary Firth spent eight months in a small fishing village in Kelantan. While her husband investigated the production and distribution of wealth (see No. 4, Firth), she studied the ways in which this wealth was used. The report concentrates on women and their activities, as housekeepers, wives, mothers and wage-earners. (The appendix includes a case history of economic and social relations in a polygamous establishment, showing the jealousy of the older for the younger wife, aggravated by difficulties about the division of income.) The data on household budgets were collected by personal interview from 10 families over periods ranging from 4 to 21 weeks. (Individual family weekly expenditures are included in the appendix.) The types of markets, the products on sale and the methods and amount bought by the individual consumer are included in the study. Ceremonial obligations and the financing and preparation of the feasts are described. The appendix includes a section on cooking and recipes.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southeast Asia
- Document Type
- B. P. Emerson ; 1955
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Small fishing vlilage in Kelantan
- Rosemary Firth
- Includes bibliographical references
- Home economics--Kelantan
- Kelantan--Social life and customs