Pathway to dependence: commodity relations and the dissolution of Semai society

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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
Organization and control

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