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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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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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Muhammad
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
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
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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Asy_syahrun
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
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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