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Hard Drink and Cigarettes: Restrictive and Expansive Modes of Consumption in an East Malaysian Community

Westmacott, Karen


Based on field research in a Kayan community in Sarawak, East Malaysia, this paper explores new modes of consumption associated with the growth of wage labour in the timber industry. The paper focuses on tobacco and alcohol, and considers the role of consumption, particularly of the products of the global industrial economy, in local efforts toward the creation and recreation of social and cultural identities. Within this, a significant factor is found to be the teachings of the local...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-9310.2004.tb00367.x


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