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Natural Man: A Record from Borneo
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Natural Man: A Record from Borneo

By Charles Hose

Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1988. Paperback. Very Good. This book was originally published in 1926 to popularise Hose's views on the tribes of North Borneo, whom he dealt with more extensively in his two volume edition of The Pagan Tribes of Borneo. With more than 20 years experience as a civil servant in Sarawak, he had a reputation as a humane administrator, which shows in the sympathetic treatment he gives to the indigenous peoples of the island. 284 pages with an index and many black and white photographs. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear with a few minor dirt marks. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout. A nice copy.

$22.33

The Sama Horsemen
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The Sama Horsemen

By Irenena Obon

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: Persatuan Bahasa dan Budaya Bajau Sama Sabah (BSBB), 1999. Paperback. New. Although the Bajau Sama were originally a sea faring people, some of those who have been settled for centuries in what is now Sabah have taken to farming. This sub group has also cultivated skills in horsemanship for both work and ceremonial occasions. In this book the author details the life of the Sama Horsemen and their families today. 62 pages with several black and white photographs Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.80

Penan Land Rights in Sarawak: 13 Years After the Long Sayan Declaration 2002
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Penan Land Rights in Sarawak: 13 Years After the Long Sayan Declaration 2002

By Sahabat Alam Malaysia

George Town, Penang: Sahabat Alam Malaysia, 2015. Paperback. New. This is a documentary account of the plight of the Penan peoples of Sarawak, who have been continually buffeted by logging and other development activities that disrupt their traditional way of life. In 2002 Sahabat Alam Malaysia, an advocacy group, issued the Long Sayan Declaration to comprehensively set out the plight of the Penan together with recommendations to correct the situation. In this book, the group provides an update as to what progress, if any, has been made since then. 192 pages. with some colour photographs. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$22.33

Folk Songs of Sarawak: Songs from the Kenyah Community
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Folk Songs of Sarawak: Songs from the Kenyah Community

By Chong Pek Lin

Kuching, Malaysia: Dayak Cultural Foundation, 1998. First edition. Paperback. New. 6-12-16. A selection of twenty one songs collected by the author from the Kenyah community of the Baram District, who normally sing unaccompanied, but in two-part harmony. The songs have been transcribed and musically arranged by the author in the hope of publicising the songs among school children and the wider community. 67 pages with a bibliography and some colour photos. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$51.36

Bapak Guru Orang Bisaya: A Pioneer in Social Experimentation in Sarawak - Ro Bewsher, 1910-1998
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Bapak Guru Orang Bisaya: A Pioneer in Social Experimentation in Sarawak - Ro Bewsher, 1910-1998

By Vernon L Porritt

Hull, UK: Uiversity of Hull, 1999. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. An account of the efforts of Ro Bewsher to bring not only literacy but ways of improving living standards of the indigenous peoples of Sarawak. Porritt's work starts with his time as an evangelical missionary and concludes with his work as a civil servant after World War II. 52 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia Although the covers are a little rubbed, the interior looks new.

$44.66

Head-Hunters Black, White and Brown

By Alfred C Haddon

London: Watts & Co, 1932. Abridged ed. Hardcover. Very Good/N/A. The abridged account of the Cambridge University ethnographer, Charles Haddon, to New Guinea and Sarawak at the end of the 19th century. His host in Sarawak was Charles Hose, the Brooke administration civil servant and ethnographer. 244 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia A very nice copy with a spine that has darkened slightly with age and minor bumping of the cover corners. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$37.96

Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaysia
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Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaysia

By Sandra Khor Manickam

Singapore: NUS Press, 2015. Paperback. New. With concepts of race being an influential factor in politics and many other aspects of life in present day Malaysia, the author seeks to uncover how these concepts originated. A significant factor obviously has been the colonial attitudes to race, many of which have been taken on in various forms by Malaysians today. By concentrating her focus on attitudes to the people now known as Orang Asli, the aboriginal people of the country, she seeks to extract more general evidence for the development of racial concepts in the country generally. 310 pages with tables, figures, maps, notes, a glossary, a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.87

Temiar Religion: Enchantment, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment in Malaysia\'s Uplands
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Temiar Religion: Enchantment, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment in Malaysia's Uplands

By Geoffrey Benjamin

Singapore: NUS Press, 2014. Paperback. New. Benjamin's work amongst the Temiar aboriginal people of North Malaysia began as he prepared for his doctoral thesis in the 1960s. In this book, he not only revisits his earlier work, but brings it up to date on the basis of his continued living with and research amongst the Temiars since then. This ethnographic study can be read on many levels, not only as a study of Temiar religion, but also as an exploration of religion in societies generally and as a record of the changing intellectual framework of anthropology since Benjamin first encountered the Temiars. 450 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$24.56

A Sleeping Tiger: Ethnicity, Class, and New Dayak Dreams in Urban Sarawak
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A Sleeping Tiger: Ethnicity, Class, and New Dayak Dreams in Urban Sarawak

By Clare L Boulanger

Lanham, Maryland, USA: Univ Pr Of Amer, 2008. Kartoniert / Bro. Very Good. 8-8-15. A well reviewed account of the Dayak struggle to assimilate into urban life where they still feel marginalised by other Malaysian ethnic groups. 173 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a little bit of wear and has curled in places. There is a small hole in the bottom right corner of the first four or five pages of the book before the preface. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning throughout.

$22.33

Orang Asli Now: The Orang Asli in the Malaysian Political World
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Orang Asli Now: The Orang Asli in the Malaysian Political World

By Roy Davis Linville Jumper

Maryland, USA: University Press Of America, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. As New. Jumper, a prolific writer on Orang Asli (Indigenous peoples) affairs in modern Malaysia, here tackles various tribes participation in modern Malaysian politics. He believes that for the first time the Malaysian Government is willing to countenance an 'Orang Asli polity.' However, until this book was published relatively little had been written about current Orang Asli political concerns and what steps they are taking to give voice to them. 204 pages with maps, six black and white photos, a bibliography, appendices and an index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$55.83

Interim Report on the Economic Conditions and Prospects of the Orang Asli of Southeast Pahang
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Interim Report on the Economic Conditions and Prospects of the Orang Asli of Southeast Pahang

By Bryan P Sharpe

Malaysia: Lembaga Kemajuan Pahang Tenggara, 1976. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. At the time of writing this report there were approximately 8,000 Orang Asli (indigenous tribes people) in Southeast Pahang. The purpose of the report was to determine how this group could be incorporated into economic development in the state as a whole and to give a general picture of their economy, culture and their desires and aspirations for the future. 111 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has yellowed in parts with age and there is a small crease along the top edge of the front. The binding is tight and the text clear withvery mild tanning.

$44.66

Orang Ulu of Borneo: Photographs from the Archives of the Borneo Museum
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Orang Ulu of Borneo: Photographs from the Archives of the Borneo Museum

By Christine Horne

Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. The author has selected a comprehensive range of photographs taken by the staff at the Sarawak Museum in the 1940s. Many of those included in this book have never been published before. The subjects of the photographs are the Orang Ulu, people from upriver, on the Baram and Tinjar rivers whose arts and crafts, religious ceremonies and much else are captured in this fascinating collection.135 pages. Please see scanned photos for a list of the chapters. Weight: 1.2.kg. *Post free within Malaysia by this item may incur additional charges for posting elsewhere*

$29.03

Looking for Money: Capitalism and Modernity in an Orang Asli Village
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Looking for Money: Capitalism and Modernity in an Orang Asli Village

By Alberto G Gomes

Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Center for Orang Asli Concerns, 2004. Paperback. Very Good. This work is an edited thesis of the author giving an account of the economic position of a group of Semai, Orang Asli or indigenous people, in 1980. The work was published in order to enable current researchers to be able to use Gomes' findings as a bench mark for their own studies. 236 pages with tables, a list of references, a bibliography and a few balack and white photos. Weight: 0.5.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. Minor scuffing of the cover and one or two bits of spotting on the text block

$13.40

Health, disease, and survival: A biomedical and genetic analysis of the Orang Asli of Malaysia
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Health, disease, and survival: A biomedical and genetic analysis of the Orang Asli of Malaysia

By A Baer

Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Center For Orang Asli Concerns, 1999. First edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 6-10-15. The author sets out to look at each of the 18 ethnolinguistic groups of the Orang Asli, indigenous people, of Malaysia in respect of their biomedical and genetic makeup. After 20 years' experience of studying these peoples hopes to describe the current state of their health and map out plans for their future welfare. 223 pages with a list of references, a bibliography and an index. Weight: 0.5.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. Other than some minor bumps to the cover and text block, the book appears to be new.

$44.66

The Pagans of North Borneo
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The Pagans of North Borneo

By Owen RUTTER

Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications, 1929. 2007 Reprint. Hardcover. New/new. Considering that Rutter only spent five years at the end of the 19th century in present day Sabah, he was a prolific writer about the area. This is the second of his two major works detailing in 288 pages the manners and customs of the aboriginal tribes at that time. The book has a wealth of black and white photos, some line drawings and a fold out map at the back as well as an index and bibliography. This is a handsome facsimile reprint of the original. Weight: 1.2.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. Since this item weighs more than 1 kg, it is likely to incur additional postage charges when posted outside Malaysia

$40.20

Dusun Riddles of Sabah
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Dusun Riddles of Sabah

By Roziah Uji Razalie (Ed)

Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications, 2008. Trade Paperback. A fascinating collection of Dusun riddles that originate from Sabah with explanatory notes. These riddles, which are still in use today, give an insight of the culture of indigenous community in Sabah. A small sized book which contains of 183 pages and a bibliography. Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia

$8.93

Voices of the Crocker Range: Indigenous Communinities Sabah
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Voices of the Crocker Range: Indigenous Communinities Sabah

By Zawawi Ibrahim

Sarawak, Malaysia: The Institute of East Asian Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2001. Paperback. New. 21-5-16. This book describes the research project of the people-environment relationship of the Sabah Crocker Range society which was conducted by the UNIMAS led International Crocker Range Expendition 2000. The lending voices in this journey of identity making are the Kadazan Dusun community of Tambunan, Ranau and Tenom. 139 pages with some black and white photos of the indigenous people and an appendix. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.40

Nomads of the Dawn: The Penan of the Borneo Rain Forest
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Nomads of the Dawn: The Penan of the Borneo Rain Forest

By Wade Davis

San Francisco: Pomegranate, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. The Penan are one of the remaining nomadic people of the rain forest, which is now under threat. The Endangered Peoples Project, a group of international volunteers, lived with the Penan intermittently in the early 1990s in an attempt to give the tribe a voice about their situation. As a result half of the text of the book consists of transcriptions from hours of taped interviews with them. 144 pages with many colour photographs. Weight: 0.8.kg. The cover has minimal shelfwear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout. A nice copy

$40.20

Natives of Sarawak: Survival in Borneo\'s Vanishing Forests
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Natives of Sarawak: Survival in Borneo's Vanishing Forests

By Evelyn Hong

Penang, Malaysia: Institut Masyarakat, 1987. Second edition. Paperback. Very Good. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of modernisation on the native forest peoples of Sarawak. Chapters include Traditional Dayak Swidden Society, Swidden as a Rational Agriculatural System, The Impact of Changes in Sarawak's Laws on the native population, The Impact of Land Development Schemes, Forest Policy and the Natives, Logging and Forest Depletion in Sarawak, Dams Flooding Out Native Lands, Cultural and Development Rights of the Natives and The Restoration of Native Rights. Testimonies from several native communities are included. 259 pages with bibliography and appendices. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia Covers has mild shelf wear. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning throughout.

$26.80

Batek Negrito Religion : The World-View and Rituals of a Hunting and Gathering People of Peninsular Malaysia
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Batek Negrito Religion : The World-View and Rituals of a Hunting and Gathering People of Peninsular Malaysia

By Kirk M Endicott

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Tha author, an anthropologist, chose to study the Batek of Kelantan because, at the time of writing, very little detailed research had been carried out amongst them. They were an unusual Negrito group in that they appeared to have coped with change reasonably well. Endicott puts this down to the nature of their positive and accepting religious beliefs and so decided to concentrate his study on this particular aspect of their culture. 234 pages with a bibliography, an index, one black and white plate and two maps. The Chapter titles are - 1 - Introduction, 2 - Cosmos, 3 - Man and Environment, 4 - Human Beings, 5 - Superhuman Beings 6 - Deities: Description, 7 - Deities: Interpretation & 8 - Conclusions Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia This is an ex library book with stickers on the spine and rear end papers and stamps on the front end papers and the text block. Otherwise the binding is tight and the text clear.

$37.96

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