Author: M. G Swift
Publisher: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Cet. 1 edition (January 1, 2001)
Call Number: 306.089 SWI
The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different theme:
Part 1: Kinship and Social Organization: This part of the book explores the concept of kinship in Malay society, as well as the social organization of Malay villages.
Part 2: Religion and Politics: This part of the book explores the role of religion in Malay society, as well as the political system of Malaysia.
Part 3: Economic Life: This part of the book explores the economic life of Malays, both in rural and urban areas.
Part 4: Change and Development: This part of the book explores the challenges and opportunities facing Malay society in the 21st century.
Some of the key topics covered in the book include:
The adat: Adat is a traditional Malay code of conduct that governs everything from social behavior to religious practices.
The role of Islam: Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, and it plays an important role in Malay society.
The Malay village: The Malay village is a traditional social unit that is based on kinship and cooperation.
The rise of the Malay middle class: The Malay middle class has grown rapidly in recent years, and this has had a significant impact on Malay society.
The challenges of modernization: Malaysia is a rapidly modernizing country, and this poses a number of challenges for Malay society.
Social Anthropology of the Malays: Collected Essays of M.G. Swift is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the social anthropology of Malays. It is well-written and informative, and it provides a comprehensive overview of the subject.
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