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Looking for money : capitalism and modernity in an Orang Asli village

Author: Alberto G Gomes; Center for Orang Asli Concerns.
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Trans Pacific Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Looking for Money is about the entanglement of an indigenous people, the Semai of Malaysia, with modernity. A key feature of this entanglement is the process of commoditisation that has resulted in what is emically known as 'looking for money' work." "Based on ethnographic research, Alberto Gomes documents and analyses the extent and effects of Semai involvement in commodity production and wage labour."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto G Gomes; Center for Orang Asli Concerns.
ISBN: 9834004257 9789834004255
OCLC Number: 60798622
Notes: Published in cooperation with the Center for Orang Asli Concerns, Malaysia.
Description: xix, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. The setting --
Ch. 3. Production : time allocation --
Ch. 4. Production output and income --
Ch. 5. Market relations --
Ch. 6. Commoditisation and social relations --
Ch. 7. The future of the Tapah Semai.
Responsibility: Alberto G. Gomes.

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"Looking for Money is about the entanglement of an indigenous people, the Semai of Malaysia, with modernity. A key feature of this entanglement is the process of commoditisation that has resulted in what is emically known as 'looking for money' work." "Based on ethnographic research, Alberto Gomes documents and analyses the extent and effects of Semai involvement in commodity production and wage labour."--Jacket.

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