Book

Mad dogs, Englishmen, and the errant anthropologist: fieldwork in Malaysia

Waveland PressProspect Heights, Ill. • Published In 1996 • Pages:

By: Raybeck, Douglas.

Abstract
This book describes the life of Malayan villagers in Wakaf Bharu, a community in the Kelantan state of Malaysia, as observed in 1968-1993. Information about Malayan villagers and their culture is organized in the context of the authors own fieldwork adventures and misadventures. Topics covered include kinship, linguistics, gender relations, economics, and political structures. Based on the authors lively field work narratives, the book also provides important insights into the human dimension of undertaking extended ethnographic research which is critical in the reliability of the information collected.
Subjects
Observation in research
Informants
Life history materials
Cereal agriculture
Community structure
Kin relationships
Social relationships and groups
Social control
Gender status
Gender roles and issues
Family relationships
Ethnic stratification
Inter-ethnic relations
Behavior toward non-relatives
Political parties
Elections
Ingroup antagonisms
Sociocultural trends
culture
Malays
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Anthropologist-5
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem; 2009
Coverage Date
1968-1996
Coverage Place
Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan State, Malaysia
Notes
Douglas Raybeck
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-248)
LCCN
97205614
LCSH
Ethnology--Malaysia--Kelantan
Ethnology--Fieldwork
Ethnology--Methodology
Kelantan--Social life and customs