Kenyah society in transition : a Baram case study

Hong, Evelyne (1977) Kenyah society in transition : a Baram case study. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Tu.juan tesis ini adalah untuk: me:Q.gkaji organisasi ekonomi, soeial dan politik tradisional Uma Usun, satu masyarakat rumahpanjang Ke~ yang berdekatan dengan Sungei Baram di Bahagian keempat Sarawa.k, dan p,eruba.han-perubahan organisasi ini, akibat dari tekanan interaksi masyarakat ini dengan ekonomi pasaran moden. Kesan-kesan ekonomi secara langsung akibat dari interaksi ini telah mengakibaikan satu penambahan perdagangan dar1 ekonomi kewa. nga.n dan pengenalan tanam-tanaman dan sistem penanaman baru, dan ini pula mengakibatkan perubahan dalam penggunaan tanah dalam kampung itu. suatu premise utama kajian ini ialah perubahan-perub~ dalam sistem pengeluaran telah mengakibatkan perubahan-perubahan panting dalam sistem pelapisan sosial tradisional, pimpinan politik dan kepercayaan-kepercayaan yang mempunyai kaitan dengan bentuk sosio-budaya cara hidup orang-orang Kenyah. The purpose of the thesis is to examine the traditional economic, social and political organisation of Uma Usun, a Kenyah Longhou.se village community on the Baram River in the Fourth Division of Sarawak, and the transformation of this organisation under the impact of the communi ty1 s interaction with the modem market economy. The direct economic effects of this interaction resulted in a rapid increase intrade and monetisation and the introduction of new crops and cropping systems, giving rise to changes in village land use. A major premise in this study is that changes in the system of production in the village have given rise to important modifications in the traditional system of social stratification, political leadership and beliefs related to the socio-cultural pattern of the Kenyah way of life.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences)
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 11:35
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 11:35
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35416

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