The elastic rule: conformity and deviance in Kelantan village life
cultural identity in northern peninsular malaysia • (63) • Published In 1986 • Pages: 55-74
By: Raybeck, Douglas.
AbstractThis document examines the process by which Malayan villagers in Kelantan state label acts and actors deviant. Based on closer analysis of villagers attitudes to selected acts such as cross border contraband trading, prostitution, and gambling, the author notes marked disparity between definitions of deviance employed by the state and those which exist at the village level. The document also shows that villagers display considerable reluctance to label fellow villagers as deviant even where there is no ambiguity concerning the deviance of a particular act. These findings suggest the need for taking account of both villagers self-concepts of deviance and processes through they employ such labels.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southeast Asia
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem; 2009
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan State, Malaysia
- Douglas Raybeck
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74)