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Mitos Pribumi Malas: Citra Orang Jawa, Melayu dan Filipina dalam Kapitalisme Kolonial

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CITRA tentang kemalasan bangsa-bangsa pribumi yang ditiup-tiupkan oleh penjajah tidaklah proporsional, bahkan ternyata berakar ideologis. Ia dimaksudkan untuk melegitimasi praktek-praktek penindasan dan ketidakadilan dalam memobilisasi tenaga kerja di koloninya; menyebarkan dan mencari alasan penaklukkan dan penguasaan Eropa atas wilayah koloninya; serta membelokkan unsur- ...more
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Published 1988 by LP3ES (first published January 21st 1977)
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Muhammad
Aug 19, 2011 Muhammad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I spent close six years in primary school growing up under a Malay teacher who kept emphasising to us how Malays are inherently born with the tendency to be indolent, lazy and generally unproductive. Along the way, she introduced us to texts such as “The Malay Dilemma” by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, detailing how inbreeding amongst the Malay community have given birth to a civilisation that is genetically inferior, inherently stupid and should not be expected to be on par with their p ...more
Andrew
If you live in Thailand, one thing you'll hear from both white people and locals is that Thai people are "lazy." If you ask for a clarification, they'll provide some anecdote about some guy they saw once. You will leave the conversation with a dimmer view of other people's perceptions.

Turns out a Malaysian scholar named Syed Alatas (who I found out about because he got name-checked by Edward Said) got these same bad vibes decades ago, and then wrote a remarkably well-written, thought-provoking b
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Azimah (previously Hamizao) Othman
In between another read I picked up this book. While it it is not the easiest of read, I found it very compelling. There were many pauses to reflect and at times to reread a rendering . A lengthy introduction and an even more lengthy conclusion epitomise the care taken by the author in getting across his much scholastic approach to an important phenomenon arising from an epoch in the history of the Malay Archipelago. In retrospect, I thought I should have started this note from the start of the ...more
Mafuzah
Oct 22, 2012 Mafuzah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author added Jose Rizal's statement on the accusation of Malay indolence.

"The very Europeans who accuse the peoples of the colonies of indolence (and I am no longer referring to the Spaniards but also to the Germans and Englishmen), how do they live in the tropical countries? Surrounded by many servants, never walking but riding, needing servants not only to remove their shoes but event to fan them! And nevertheless they live and eat better, work for themselves and to enrich themselves, with
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Shafiq Razak Rajan
People knew more about Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's The Malay Dilemma than Prof Syed Hussein Alatas's The Myth of the Lazy Native. Perhaps, if the late professor was a more successful politician (he founded Gerakan), than this book might have been better known. But it is Mahathir's party who won the elections. It is also Mahathir's conception of the Bumiputeras that won the ideological imagination of Malaysians. In the end, the image of the Malays as being lazy, dependent, inferior and stupid persists ...more
Akmal A.
Jan 21, 2015 Akmal A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buku ini menerangkan kajian ilmiah oleh Syed Hussein Alatas yang menafikan pendapat Mahathir dalam 'Dilema Melayu' tentang sifat bangsa peribumi terutamanya Melayu dikatakan malas, berbanding bangsa-bangsa lain. Mahathir menyatakan bahawa sifat malas merupakan salah satu sifat dalam genetik Melayu yang diwarisi daripada nenek moyang, padahal sifat malas itu hanyalah berlaku dalam golongan elit Melayu. Syed Hussein memberikan hujah yang ringkas, apakah yang dimaksudkan malas jika seorang petani m ...more
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Teruja melihat tajuk karya monumental Syed Hussein Alatas ini membuatkan saya menyahut cabaran rakan-rakan untuk membedah karya setebal hampir 300 muka surat ini. Perasaan yang bermain dalam fikiran saya sebelum membaca buku ini ialah rasa lemah bergelar seorang Melayu di bumi bersejarah yang sentiasa mekar dengan semangat perkauman.

Namun, membaca dan meneliti serta menanggapi karya agung tulisan sarjana terkemuka seperti Syed Hussein Alatas membuatkan seolah-olah saya terpujuk dan buku ini mem
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Suhana
Jan 12, 2015 Suhana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kedatangan penjajah mengkaji dan memerhati tindak tanduk peribumi yang disebutkan membawa kepada satu kesimpulan yang sama, walaupun dari negara yang berbeza; Malaysia, Indonesia dan Filipina. Peribumi itu pemalas! Dan saya mengambil kesimpulan sendiri bahawa 'Peribumi Malas' seperti yang dikatakan oleh penjajah itu, menjadi serangan psikologi terhadap orang-orang Malaysia, Filipina dan Indonesia. Dan saya sejujurnya suka suka 'pembidasan' oleh Syed Hussein Alatas di dalam buku ini. Walaupun tid ...more
Asy_syahrun
Feb 04, 2010 Asy_syahrun rated it it was ok
pernah baca buku ini sekilas di sebuah rumah di pedalaman payakumbuh. buku ini mencoba mengupas konstruksi citra pribumi malas yang disematkan oleh kolonial. buku yang sangat menarik, namun tampaknya susah untuk dicari kembali di pasaran. mungkin ada teman yg bisa membantu...??
Hafizuddin
Jul 02, 2012 Hafizuddin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Try to change my paradigm by reading these book. So far so good :)
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Syed Hussein Alatas (September 17, 1928 – January 23, 2007) was a Malaysian academician, sociologist, founder of social science organizations, and former politician. He was once Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya in the 1980s, and formed the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan). Syed Hussein wrote several books on corruption, multi-racialism, imperialism, and intellectual captivity as ...more
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