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by Walter Grainge White


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White, Walter Grainge. Moken (Southeast Asian people). London : Seeley, Service & C. limited.

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Sea Gypsies Of Malaya book. I found it to be an engaging read, but those seeking a more academic anthropology may be disappointed.

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The Moken (also Mawken or Morgan; Burmese: ဆလုံ လူမျိုး; Thai: ชาวเล, romanized: chao le, lit. 'sea people') are an Austronesian people of the Mergui Archipelago. 'sea people') are an Austronesian people of the Mergui Archipelago, a group of approximately 800 islands claimed by both Burma and Thailand. Most of the 2,000 to 3,000 Moken live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle heavily based on the sea, though this is increasingly under threat.

Meanwhile the problem of effectively joining souls is complicated by the fact that success depends on the social no less than on the individual make-up of the minds that meet. Each stands for a consciousness wedded to a custom.

By Walter Grainge White, . 5½ 9, 318 p. 20 plates, 1 map. 1922. Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views

By Walter Grainge White, . Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. Abstract views reflect the number of visits to the article landing page.

This is a reprint of the anthropological monograph written by the author in the early part of the 20th century while making a census of the Moken.

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This book is considered a classic amongst the sparse Moken ethnographic literature. The author was a man with an inquiring mind, full of curiosity, who wished to go beyond the limits of his missionary tasks and to relate the story of his personal and research experiences among the sea nomads. The book reveals the life of the Moken at the beginning of the century in a very vivid manner. Published in 1922 it sums up the author's fieldwork observations dating from 1911. He writes about the administrative and political structure of Tenasserim (he was responsible for the population census of the Moken), which was the first part of Burma to be surrendered to the British after the Anglo-Burmese war of 1824-1826. His book enables us, on the one hand, to become aware of the nature, fauna and flora of this region, and on the other, on human intrigues involving the English, Indians, Karen, Mons, Malays, Burmese and, of course, the Moken. The reader becomes aware of contemporary western arrogance and the developing phenomenon of colonial administration and the ways in which it exploited indigenous wealth. The missionaries, administration, cartographers, geographers and the military were able, long before the ethnologists, to engage in all kinds of work which attracts the interest of present investigators: reports, mapping, census, dictionaries-the precious instruments for observers of small, non-literate societies.
Sea Gypsies of Malaya: An Account of the Nomadic Mawken People of the Mergui Archipelago download epub
Anthropology
Author: Walter Grainge White
ISBN: 9748496929
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Anthropology
Language: English
Publisher: White Lotus Co Ltd; Rev Ed edition (December 31, 1999)
Pages: 318 pages