Pathway to dependence: commodity relations and the dissolution of Semai society
Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, 1994 - Business & Economics - 130 pages
Number 33 in the 'Monash Papers on South East Asia' series. Documentary account and analysis of the changes occurring in the Semai settlements of Kampung Kuala Tual and Kampung Buntu in Pahang in the 1980s. Focuses on the transformation of their economy and society from one which was subsistence-oriented to another whish was dominated by production for exchange. Paper argues the case that minority groups such as the Semai should be given the right to decide on, and participate in, their rightful development. Includes a bibliography, glossary of Semai terms.
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From subsistence to simple commodity production
Communities of change
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aboriginal areas bamboo batin Batu Malim Betau Regroupment Scheme capitalist cent commodity relations consumption crops Dentan dominant exploitation fish forest form of production groups hamlets hectares hill padi hunting income individual insurgents integration introduction of commodity involved Jalil JHEOA Kampung Kuala Tual Kampung Sungei Buntu kilogrammes kilometres labour power labour-time land loans main settlement Malay Malaysian society male household heads means of production mercantile interests merchant capital needs nenggirik nggern-haq non-Semai Orang Asli padi Pahang participate particular Peninsular Malaysia Perak petai population production activities productive forces purchase rattan relations of production reorganization resettlement rubber selai baq Semai of Kampung Semai production Semai settlements Semai social Semai society Semai's natural economy Senoi simple commodity production simple reproduction squeeze social formations subsistence base subsistence production surplus labour swidden Table Total traditional Tual and Kampung unequal exchange use-value production village