Malaysia's original people : past, present and future of the Orang Asli / edited by Kirk Endicott.
Contributor(s): Endicott, Kirk M.Call number: 305.89928 M239 Material type: BookPublisher: Singapore : NUS Press, c2016. Description: xiv, 521 p. : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789971698614 (pbk.).Subject(s): Indigenous peoples -- Malaysia -- History | Indigenous peoples -- Malaysia -- Social conditions | Indigenous peoples -- Malaysia -- Economic conditions | Indigenous peoples -- Malaysia -- Social life and customs | Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure -- Malaysia | Ethnology -- Malaysia
Notes on politics and philosophy in Orang Asli studies -- Continuity through change: three decades of engaging with Chewong: some issues raised by multitemporal fieldwork -- Not just skin deep: ideas of racial difference in genetic studies on Orang Asli from the 1950s -- Malaysia’s “Original people”: Do they represent a “Relict population” surviving from the initial dispersal of modern humans from Africa? -- The Neolithic gap in the Southern Thai-Malay Peninsula and its implications for Orang Asli prehistory -- The importance of tools in Orang Asli prehistory -- The language of eating and drinking: a window on Orang Asli meaning-making -- Landscape of ghosts: Semelai Shamanism and a cosmological map -- Sono-visionary intimations: reflections on Temoq Shamanic epistemology -- Folk beliefs vs. world religions: a Malaysian Orang Asli experience -- Order and challenge in education and therapy: the influence of Temiar beliefs and practices -- Semai ecological epistemologies: lessons for a sustainable future -- Differential responses to development and modernity among the Kintak Bong and the Ma’ Betise’ -- Livelihood, locality and marriage: economic flexibility and its consequences among Hma’ Btsisi’ -- Hazard, risk and fascination: Jahai perceptions of morality and otherness in a global world -- Batek transnational shamanism: countering marginalization through weaving alliances with cosmic partners and global politicians -- Beyond economic gain: strategic use of trade in boundary maintenance by Semang collectors of Peninsular Malaysia -- Orang Asli, land rights and the court process: a “native title” lawyer’s perspective -- Orang Asli women negotiating education and identity: creating a vision of the self with socially available possibilities -- Spaces of self-determination: divining contemporary expressions of indigeneity from Orang Asli blogs.