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Author Wazir-Jahan Begum Karim.

Title Women and culture : between Malay Adat and Islam / Wazir Jahan Karim
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1992


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Description xiv, 255 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents Gender, Culture and History -- Bilaterality in South East Asia -- Malay Bilaterality -- Islam Within Different Cultural Traditions -- Malay Adat and Islam -- The Historical Method in the Study of Gender -- Contemporary History and the Ethnographic Method -- 2. The State in Early Malay History -- Origins of Adat-Istiadat of the Malay State -- Classifications and Perspectives of the Pre-Colonial Malay State -- The Hikayat as a Source of Malay Social History -- The Creation of Malay Dynasties -- Melaka Before the Malays -- The Hikayat and Women of the Court -- 3. Adat as Ideology and Practice -- Adat and Islam in Early Malay History -- Adat Perpatih and Adat Temenggung -- The Language of Adat and Islam -- Malay Social Relations in Adat and Islam -- The Moral Polity -- 4. Party Politics, Voluntary Movements and the Formal Construction of Power -- Islamic Education as the basis of Malay Female Literacy -- Women, Nationalism and Politics -- Secular Education and the Development of Female Leadership in Political Parties -- Participation in Voluntary Organizations -- Government Inputs and Strategies for Female Leadership -- Female Leadership in Islamic Political Parties -- Reflections of History -- 5. Contemporary Adat and Islam in a Malay Village: Gender Relationships and Power -- The Village of Mawang at the Seberang Perai-Kedah Border -- Women, the Household Economy and Land -- The Kindred Group and Status Ranking -- Marriage Patterns and Preferences -- Polygyny and Divorce -- Sexual Relations Between Spouses -- Pregnancy, Child-birth and Child-care -- Child-rearing and Socialization -- Social Relations in the Village and Town -- 6. Islamic Revivalism, Gender and Power -- The Islamic Movement in Malaysia -- Dakwa and Conflicts Between Youth and Elders in the Village -- 7. Conclusion -- The Gender of Politics and Public Life -- Islam in Culture -- Malaysian Islamic Revivalism as Anti-Westernization Rather Than Anti-Adat -- Cultural Splitting Through Westernization and Revivalism -- Culture in the Short and the Long Term
Analysis Islam Social aspects Malaysia
Men Malaysia Attitudes
Sex role Religious aspects Islam
Social values
Women Malaysia
Notes Cover title: Women & culture
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [233]-245
Subject Islam -- Social aspects -- Malaysia.
Men -- Malaysia -- Attitudes.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Social values.
Women -- Malaysia.
LC no. 91033340
ISBN 0813385199 (alk. paper)
Other Titles Women & culture
Women & culture