Ethnicity and ethnic identity in Sarawak

Jehom, Welyne Jeffrey (1999) Ethnicity and ethnic identity in Sarawak. AKADEMIKA, 55 . pp. 83-98. ISSN 0126-5008

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Ethnicity and ethnic identity are difficult subjects and highly problematic. This paper is a modest attempt to discuss the problem of ethnicity and ethnic identity of the diverse ethnic group, ethnicity and identity, followed by a detailed discussion of the problematic of ethnic classification and ethnic identities of Sarawakians. It suggests that authority-defined identiy, i.e., ethnic identity imposed by those in authority (such as through population census) upon a particular group need not necessarily correspond with the everyday-defined identity members of the group have of themselves. It argues among ethnic groups since it is through their interactions identities are constructed, reconstructed and reinforced.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Sarawak; ethnicity; ethnic identity; culture
ID Code:4171
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:05 Apr 2012 02:01
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