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The Collected Works of Syed Hussein Alatas : The Myth of the Lazy Native : A Study of the Image of the Malays, Filipinos and Javanese from the 16th to the 20th Century and Its Function in the Ideology of Colonial Capitalism

Author :  Syed Hussein Alatas

Product Details

  • Country Malaysia
  • Publisher Gerakbudaya Enterprise,
  • ISBN9789670311975
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2022
  • Bib. Infoxvi, 268p.
  • Product Weight400 gms.
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Originally published in 1977, 'The Myth of the Lazy Native' is an early example of a systematic critique of colonial knowledge. Syed Hussein Alatas analyses the origins of the myth of the ‘lazy native’ from the 16th to the 20th century in Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, and how it functions within colonial capitalism, a type of transformed feudal order with racial undertones. The ‘indolence’ that the native population was accused of was not just linked to labour; the entire concept of their humanity was derived from the interests of colonial capitalism—in service of which they had to be degraded and made to feel subservient, lest they cast off the foreign yoke. Alatas’ seminal work also shows that these ideas still have a considerable influence, even after the independence of the colonies.

Content Details

1. Malays (Asian people). 2. National characteristics, Philippine. 3. National characteristics, Javanese. 4. Colonies ? Asia. 5. Southeast Asia ? Colonization.

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