Book

Some Senoi Semai dietary restrictions: a study of food behavior in a Malay hill tribe

University Microfilms InternationalAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1988 • Pages:

By: Dentan, Robert Knox.

Abstract
This source is a study of the ritual treatment of food among the Senoi Semai of the Malay Peninsula. The first four chapters of the study discuss in detail the Senoi people and environment and Senoi subsistence strategies, social organization, and socialization. Following a chapter concerning the problems entailed in the study of ritual avoidances of food and the theoretical concepts employed in the study, in four chapters the author examines Semai food avoidances in terms of real or imagined dangers and in connection with ideology and language. Throughout this examination the author is concerned with differences in ritual food avoidances as they relate to highland and lowland groups or “clusters”.
Subjects
Behavior processes and personality
Collecting
Hunting and trapping
Food consumption
Family relationships
Kinship terminology
Kin relationships
Community heads
culture
Semai
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Gerald Reid; 1989
Coverage Date
1947-1963
Coverage Place
southern Perak and northwestern Pahang, Malaysia
Notes
Robert Knox Dentan
Often the author's conclusions regarding personality and behavioral processes related to food avoidances are tentative and might logically have been filed in Category 121. This, however, would have entailed extensive use of Category 121; instead, this in
UM 65-15,028
Includes bibliographical references (p. 556-575)
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Yale University, 1965
LCSH
Senoi (Southeast Asian people)