Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore
By (author) Judith Djamour
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Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore by Judith Djamour
Book DescriptionDr Djamour spent two years in Singapore, both in the city and in a Malay fishing village, and her first-hand account draws a lively and sympathetic picture of behaviour within the family and between kinsmen. It is nonetheless an important contribution to social anthropology and discusses, as its central topic, the instability of Malay marriage. The causes and consequences of this phenomenon, which involve social, economic, and psychological considerations, are analysed in some detail. The social picture which emerges has wide validity throughout the country and should prove of value to all who seek a fuller knowledge of Malay society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845200053
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1959
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Judith Djamour
Dr Djamour's is the author of Malay Kinship and Mamage in Singapore (Athlone Press, 1959).
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