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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Swift, M. G. (Michael Godfrey)
Malay peasant society in Jelebu
Published By: Original publisher
[London] ; New York: Athlone Press; Humanities Press.
1965. x, 181 p. map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by M.G. Swift
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Community structure (621);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Special crops (249);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Water supply (312);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Gender status (562);
Kin relationships (602);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Buying and selling (432);
Real property (423);
Renting and leasing (427);
Research and development (654);
Legal norms (671);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Community heads (622);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This 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
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
'Shortened version of a thesis presented ... in the
University of London.' Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-178)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Jelebu district, Negri Sembilan State,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ethnology--Malaysia--Kampong Jelebu (Negeri Sembilan)