Communication, Social Structure and Development in Rural Malaysia:
A Study of Kampung Kuala Bera
William D. Wilder
In this analysis of communication and society in Kampung Kuala Bera, Pahang, Dr. Wilder looks at communication networks of all kinds as found in a long-established Malay village, including the uses of language, small-scale (kinship and village-based) networks, and higher-level systems (the district and the nation as a whole). His field work reflects how these networks functioned during a period of rapid and induced social change. His study includes the first-ever publication of a Malay village genealogy, a systematic account of birth-order names (a major feature of the kinship system), complete figures on marital breakdowns for the whole village population, and a thorough analysis of leadership in its local context. 234 pages with an index. Near Fine Hardback in a Near Fine Dust Jacket
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by The Athlone Press, London, UK, 1982.. First edition. ISBN: 9780485195569
Condition: The dust jacket, now protected by a plastic jacket, has minimal signs of wear and the book itself looks new apart from minor spotting of the text block.