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Title:Matriliny and Migration Evolving Minangkabau Traditions in Indonesia
Price:AUD$39.60 (about USD$26.20)
Item ID:SB00-0120393
Publisher:Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 1982
Dust Jacket:Good
Cornell University Press, 1982, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

preface by author, note on spelling, list of maps,introduction by author, glossary, selected bibliography and index. Dull red coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with six maps. Orange coloured cloth covered boards with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with dark red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "The Minangkabau, who are from mountainous region of western Sumatra, have long been a tangle of paradoxes to the outsider. Ardent believers in Islam – a patrilineally oriented religion – the Minangkabau are one of the few remaining matrilineal groups in the world. A well educated and enterprising people, they continue to uphold a seemingly archaic kinship system. They have always been highly mobile, yet their strong sense of ethnic identity is rooted in their homeland. Focusing on Minangkabau matriliny and its relation to migration, Tsuyoshi Kato has written a comprehensive and authoritative study of the society, history, and traditions of this complex people." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing and slight bumping of the book corners. Fading to the back strip edges and there is some water damage to the rear book panel. Age toning and dust marks to the text block edges. Gift inscription to the lower edge of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Fading to the back strip and top edge of the rear panel. Remains of the sticker can be seen to the front panel and faint results of insect activity is also present. Some water marks to the verso of the dustwrapper and the rear fold over crease shows some holes due to insect nibbles. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 7 - 267, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Sociology & Culture; Indonesia; History. ISBN: 0801414113. ISBN/EAN: 9780801414114. Inventory No: 0120393.
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