The Heat of the Hearth:
The Process of Kinship in a Malay Fishing Community
The author originally spent long periods living with families in a Malay fishing community on the island of Langkawi off the north-west coast of Malaysia as part of preparation for her PhD thesis. She later came back to the island, revised many of her findings and wrote this book that explains how she saw the role of women in forging a common identity amongst families who originated on the island or had come there from the mainland, Thailand and Indonesia. As New Paperback. First Edition. 314 pages. Contents include 1 - The House, 2 - The Production of Children, 3 - Bodies Within Bodies: The House and the Sibling Group, 4 - The Substance of Kinship and the Heat of the Hearth, 5 - The World Outside, 6 - Between Houses: Visiting, Eating and Feasting, 7 - The Incorporation of Difference: Marriage, 8 - Producing Similarity: Affinity and the Sharing of Grandchildren & 9 - Coersive Incorporation: The Historical Construction of Community. There are also maps, black and white pictures, figures, a bibliography and an index.
Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia