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Author Benjamin, Geoffrey.

Title Tribal communities in the Malay world : historical, cultural, and social perspectives / edited by Geoffrey Benjamin & Cynthia Chou
Published Leiden, the Netherlands : International Institute for Asian Studies ; Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.8959 Ben/Tci  Unavailable C19
Description x, 489 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Cynthia Chou and Geoffrey Benjamin (p.-6) -- On being tribal in the Malay world / Geoffrey Benjamin (p. 7-76) -- Tribal people on the Southern Thai borders: internal colonialism, minorities and the state / Annette Hamilton (p. 77-96) -- Developing indigenous communities into Sakais: South Thailand and Riau / Nathan Porath (p. 97-118) -- Organizing Orang Asli identity / Colin Nicholas (p. 119-136) -- Traditional alliances: contact between Semais and the Malay state in pre-modern Perak / Juli Edo (p. 137-159) -- Forest people, conservation boundaries, and the problem of "modernity" in Malaysia / Lye Tuck-Po (p. 160-184) -- Engaging the spirits of modernity: the Temiars / Marina Roseman (p. 185-205) -- Against the kingdom of the beast: Semai theology, pre-Aryan religion, and the dynamics of abjection / Robert K. Dentan (p. 206-236)
Culture contact and Semai cultural identity / Gerco Kroes (p. 237-253) -- "We people belong in the forest": Chewong re-creations of uniqueness and separateness / Signe Howell (p.254-272) -- Singapore's Orang Seletar, Orang Kallang and Orang Selat: the last settlements / Mariam Ali (p. 273-294) -- Orang Suku Laut identity: the construction of ethnic realities / Lioba Lenhart (p. 293-317) -- Tribality and globalization: the Orang Suku Laut and the "Growth Triangle" in a contested environment / Cynthia Chou and Vivienne Wee (p. 318-363) -- The Orang Petalangan of Riau and the forest environment / Tenas Effendy (p. 364-383)
Inter-group relations in North Sumatra / Juara R. Ginting (p. 384-400) -- State policy, peasantization and ethnicity: changes in the Karo area of Langkat in colonial times / Tine G. Ruiter (p. 401-421) -- Visions of the wilderness on Siberut in a comparative Southeast Asian perspective / Reimar Schefold (p. 422-438) -- Defining wildness and wilderness: Minangkabau images and actions on Siberut (West Sumatra) / Gerard A. Persoon (p. 439-456) -- Gender and ethnic identity among the Lahanans of Sarawak / Jennifer Alexander and Paul Alexander
Summary Explores the ways in which the character of tribal societies relate to the Malay kingdoms that have held power in the region for many centuries past, as well as to the modern nation-states of the region. It brings together researchers committed to comparative analysis of the tribal groups living on either side of the Malacca Straits
Analysis Cultural studies (Malaysia)
Notes Maps on lining pages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic version is available via ISEAS
Subject Malays (Asian people)
Ethnology -- Southeast Asia.
Indigenous peoples -- Southeast Asia.
Tribes -- Southeast Asia.
Ethnology -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Tribes -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Asia, Southeastern -- Ethnic relations.
Indonesia -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Benjamin, Geoffrey.
Chou, Cynthia, 1963-
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Conference on Tribal Communities in the Malay World : Historical, Cultural and Social Perspectives (1997 : Singapore)
LC no. 2002364312
ISBN 9812301674
9812301666 paperback
Other Titles Tribal communities in the Malay world