Violence & the Dream People: The Orang Asli in the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
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BeschreibungViolence and the Dream People is an account of a little-known struggle by the Malayan government and the communist guerillas, during the 1948-1960 Malayan Emergency, to win the allegiance of the Orang Asli, the indigenous people of peninsular Malaya. The author argues that the use of force by both sides in their attempts to woo or coerce the jungle dwellers to support one side or the other in the conflict, caused tensions among the Orang Asli that resulted in counterviolence against the interlopers and internecine killings in the tribal groups. This study challenges the depiction of the Orang Asli as naive innocents, unwittingly manipulated by outsiders for their own purposes. Heavily outnumbered, they looked to their own resources to survive, in the face of relocation, conscription, random bombings, and haphazard killing. Leary argues that they were shrewd enough to recognize the winning side and backed their judgement with force where necessary.
Untertitel: 'Monographs in International St'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OHIO UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1995
Seitenanzahl: 275 Seiten