Malay peasant society in Jelebu
Athlone Press; Humanities Press • (29) • Published In 1965 • Pages: x, 181
By: Swift, M. G. (Michael Godfrey).
AbstractThis book is concerned with change and continuity in the social organization of Malasian peasants. The focus is on the impact of economic changes, with particular reference to the expansion of rubber trees, on the materilieal kinship system of Malayans living in the Jelebu district of Negri Sembilan state. The central theme of the book shows the gradual declining of the matrilineal kinship system for a wide variety of reasons. The most important of these include the rise of political islam and expansion of global market forces. The first dislocated traditional (adat) rules which previously enhanced Malayan womens' roles in land ownership, inheritance and family life. The later generated tension that tended to replace rice, which had been villagers' prime choice for diet and its cultural values, with highly lucrative, but male dominated, rubber trees.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southeast Asia
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem; 2009
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Jelebu district, Negri Sembilan State, Malaysia
- by M.G. Swift
- 'Shortened version of a thesis presented ... in the University of London.'
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-178)
- Ethnology--Malaysia--Kampong Jelebu (Negeri Sembilan)