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Overwhelming Terror: Love, Fear, Peace, and Violence Among the Semai of Malaysia

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Synopsis:

This powerful ethnography of a people believed to be the least violent in the world explores how they maintain peaceful relations even under the most dire circumstances. Robert Knox Dentan, the world's foremost scholar of Semai, brings its members vividly to life. His book includes translations of their poetry, dramatized accounts of particular events, and narratives in their own words. Throughout, the author highlights the mechanisms and costs of peace, underscoring their relevance to everyday life in all societies. Students and scholars of peace studies, conflict resolution, ethnography, and Southeast Asia will find this unique work an invaluable and compelling study.

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ISBN:
9780742553309
Author:
Dentan, Robert Knox
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Senoi (Southeast Asian people) -- Psychology.
Subject:
Senoi (Southeast Asian people) - Wars
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
War and Peace Library
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
277
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.90 in. .95 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Politics » General
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History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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"Synopsis" by , This powerful ethnography of a people believed to be the least violent in the world explores how they maintain peaceful relations even under the most dire circumstances. Robert Knox Dentan, the world's foremost scholar of Semai, brings its members vividly to life. His book includes translations of their poetry, dramatized accounts of particular events, and narratives in their own words. Throughout, the author highlights the mechanisms and costs of peace, underscoring their relevance to everyday life in all societies. Students and scholars of peace studies, conflict resolution, ethnography, and Southeast Asia will find this unique work an invaluable and compelling study.
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