Being Malay in Indonesia: Histories, Hopes and Citizenship in the Riau Archipelago
The Riau Archipelago, some 3,000 islands between Singapore and the Sumatran mainland have a long history as a seat of Malay culture and influence. The first Malay language dictionary was written there. Citizens of the area considered this culture had been suppressed by Indonesian politicians from the mainland, but won greater local autonomy at the beginning of this century. This anthropological work examines how the Riau people set about re-claiming their Malayness with mixed results. 288 pages with maps and a few black and white photos. Please see scanned photos for a list of the chapters.
Weight: 0.6.kg. * Post free within Malaysia.
Published by NUS Press, Singapore, 2013. ISBN: 9789971697693
Condition: New. Paperback.