Malay Fishermen: Their Peasant Economy

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As a general background, the first two chapters of the book discuss characteristics of Malay rural society, especially in the coastal area, in Kelantan; the main features of Malay marine fishing; and the particular situation of the fisheries in Kelantan and Trengganu. The body of the book then deals with what is in effect an historical case study in economic anthropology, a community of peasant fishermen analyzed in detail. Finally, Professor Firth gives an account on a comparative basis of recent developments in the same community, to bring out some of the underlying social and economic forces that have been at work during the past generation.

Author: Raymond William Firth
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 07/17/1975
Pages: 444
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.87lbs
Size: 7.68h x 5.10w x 0.83d
ISBN13: 9780393007756
ISBN10: 0393007758
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | General