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Michael G. Peletz
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Reason and Passion: Representations of Gender in a Malay Society

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This book provides a historical and ethnographic examination of gender relations in Malay society, in particular in the well-known state of Negeri Sembilan, famous for its unusual mixture of Islam and matrilineal descent. Peletz analyzes the diverse ways in which the evocative, heavily gendered symbols of "reason" and "passion" are deployed by Malay Muslims. Unlike many st ...more
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published July 30th 1996 by University of California Press
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