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The Malay family: Beliefs and realities


Kling, Zainal (1995) The Malay family: Beliefs and realities. Journal of comparative family studies, 26 (1). pp. 43-66. ISSN 0047-2328

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Abstract

The Malay family system is the by-product of a complex interplay of historical and cultural circumstances.Historically, the Malays have been influenced by great civilizations from India, West Asia, China and recently Europe.To a degree, these civilizations left indelible marks on the social organization and, particularly, the family system.Cultural adaptation to the local environment, on the other hand, had induced the evolution of an indigenous family and kinship system distinctively different from the various exogenous influences. lnevitabily therefore, the Malay family system had integrated diverse elements within its structure and function.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Datuk Dr. Zainal Kling
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 01:03
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 01:03
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12740

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