Recent work on the Orang Asli

I've just submitted a review of Orang Asli studies, to be published in Kajian Malaysia (June 2011). The bibliography has 204 items. I'll post details of this article when it becomes available. For the moment, here is an extract from the review's bibliography, that lists works published on the Orang Asli in the past ten years. It's not a comprehensive list by any means; these studies are just the ones I cited in my review.

[NB for newcomers: Orang Asli is the official name for the 20+ indigenous ethnic minorities of Peninsular Malaysia. The Batek, with whom I work, are one of these minority peoples. The Penan of Sarawak are not, as the indigenes of Sarawak and Sabah, the East Malaysian states, are classified differently from the Orang Asli.]

Akiya. 2001. Tuntut: Kumpulan cerpen Orang Asli. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

—. 2008. Perang Sangkil. Kuala Lumpur: PTS Fortuna.

Andaya, Leonard Y. 2008. Leaves of the same tree: Trade and ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Bedford, K. Juliet A. 2007. Gombak and its patients: Provision of healthcare to the Orang Asli (indigenous minority) of Peninsular Malaysia. Ph.D. thesis, Oxford University, Oxford.

—. 2009. Gombak Hospital, the Orang Asli hospital. Indonesia and the Malay World 37:23–44.

Benjamin, Geoffrey. 2011a. Egalitarianism and ranking in the Malay World. In Anarchic solidarity: Autonomy, equality, and fellowship in Southeast Asia, eds. Thomas Gibson and Kenneth Sillander, 170–201. New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies.

—. 2011b. The current situation of the Aslian languages. Unpublished manuscript.

Burenhult, Niclas. 2002. A grammar of Jahai. Doctoral dissertation, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

—. 2004. Spatial deixis in Jahai. In Papers from the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 2001, ed. Somsonge Burusphat, 87–100. Arizona State University: Program for Southeast Asian Studies.

—. 2005. Landscape terms and toponyms in Jahai: a field report. In Working Papers 51, 17–29. Lund University: Department of Linguistics.

—. 2008. Streams of words: Hydrological lexicon in Jahai. Language Sciences 30:182–199.

Burenhult, Niclas, Nicole Kruspe, and Michael Dunn. in press. Language history and culture groups among Austroasiatic-speaking foragers of the Malay Peninsula. In Dynamics of human diversity: The case of Mainland Southeast Asia, eds. Nick J. Enfield and Joyce White. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Burenhult, Niclas, and Claudia Wegener. 2009. Preliminary notes on the phonology, orthography and vocabulary of Semnam (Austroasiatic, Malay Peninsula). JSEALS: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 1:283–312.

Dallos, Csilla. 2011. From equality to inequality: Social change among newly sedentary Lanoh hunter-gatherer traders of Peninsular Malaysia. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Dentan, Robert K. 2008. Overwhelming terror: Love, fear, peace, and violence among Semai of Malaysia. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

—. 2011. Childhood, familiarity, and social life among East Semai. In Anarchic solidarity: Autonomy, equality, and fellowship in Southeast Asia, eds. Thomas Gibson and Kenneth Sillander, 88–118. New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies.

Domhoff, G. William. 2003. Senoi Dream Theory: Myth, scientific method, and the Dreamwork Movement. Retrieved from the World Wide Web:

Endicott, Kirk. 2011. Cooperative autonomy: Social solidarity among the Batek of Malaysia. In Anarchic solidarity: Autonomy, equality, and fellowship in Southeast Asia, eds. Thomas Gibson and Kenneth Sillander, 62–87. New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies.

Endicott, Kirk, and Karen L. Endicott. 2008. The headman was a woman: The gender egalitarian Batek of Malaysia. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press.

Fung, Jojo M. 2003. Ripples on the water: Believers in the indigenous struggle for a society of equals. Plentong, Malaysia: Diocesan Communication Center.

Gomes, Alberto G. 2007. Modernity and Malaysia: Settling the Menraq forest nomads. Oxford: Routledge.

Howell, Colleen James. 2006. Non-timber forest product collection as a livelihood strategy for rural indigenous households: A case study of the Jah Hut of Peninsular Malaysia. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Riverside.

Howell, Signe. 2011. Sources of sociality in a cosmological frame: Chewong, Peninsular Malaysia. In Anarchic solidarity: Autonomy, equality, and fellowship in Southeast Asia, eds. Thomas Gibson and Kenneth Sillander, 40–61. New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies.

Idrus, Rusaslina. 2008. The politics of inclusion: Law, history and indigenous rights in Malaysia. Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Lai Wan Teng. 2008. Indigenous women and livelihoods on palm oil plantations: The case of the Mah Meri in Carey Island, Malaysia. M.Sc. thesis, School of Environment and Resources Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Lim Chan Ing. 2010. The sociocultural significance of Semaq Beri food classification. M.A. thesis, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Lye Tuck-Po. 2004. Changing pathways: Forest degradation and the Batek of Pahang, Malaysia. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

—. 2005. The road to equality? Landscape transformation and the Batek of Pahang, Malaysia. In Property and equality, vol. 2: Encapsulation, commercialisation, discrimination, eds. Thomas Widlok and Wolde Gossa Tadesse, 90–103. Oxford: Berghann.

—. 2011. The wild and the tame in protected areas management, Peninsular Malaysia. In Complicating conservation in Southeast Asia: Beyond the sacred forest, Ecologies for the 21st Century, eds. Michael R. Dove, et al. , 37–61. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Nah, Alice M. 2003. Negotiating indigenous identity in postcolonial Malaysia: Beyond being ‘not quite/not Malay’. Social Identities 9:511–534.

—. 2006. (Re)mapping indigenous ‘race’/place in postcolonial Peninsular Malaysia. Geographiska Annaler 88 B:285–297.

Nicholas, Colin. 2003. The Orang Asli: First on the land, last in the plan. Kajian Malaysia 21:315–329.

Nobuta, Toshihiro. 2009. Living on the periphery: Development and Islamization of the Orang Asli. Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Center for Orang Asli Concerns.

Rahim, Reita. Editor. 2007. Chita’ Hae: Culture, crafts and customs of the Hma’ Meri in Kampung Sungai Bumbon, Pulau Carey. Subang Jaya: Center for Orang Asli Concerns and Tompoq Topoh.

Yong, Carol Ooi Lin. 2006. Dam-based development in Malaysia: the Temenggor and Sungai Selangor dams and the resettlement of the Orang Asli. D.Phil. thesis, University of Sussex, Brighton.