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The Myth of the Lazy Native - Syed Hussein Alatas
The Myth of the Lazy Native - Syed Hussein Alatas
Manufacturer Number: ML3034
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The Myth of the Lazy Native:

 A Study of the Image of the Malays, Filipinos and Javanese from the 16th to the 20th Century and Its Function in the Ideology of Colonial Capitalism

Syed Hussein Alatas

The classic and withering exposition of a myth that was used time and time again by colonial powers to justify their rule. The myth has the simple premise that 'the natives' do not behave and think like we do, so they need help - from outsiders. Alatas looks briefly at the image of Malays held by outsiders and then in more depth at how it was transformed into being the raison d'etre of colonial rule. Very Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket. First Edition 267 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.

Weight 07kg. Post free within Malaysia

Condition: Good.HardbackThe dust jacket, now protected in a plastic sleeve, has tears at the base at the front and back and at the top of the spine. There is a previous owner's personal book plate on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

Published by Frank Cass, London, 1977 First edition. ISBN: 9780714630502