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Semai Ontologies, Eco-touristic Expressions, and Actor-networks in the Bukit Kinta Rainforest

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posted on 11.06.2018, 07:54 by ZHI HOONG WONG
This thesis investigates how the Semai people have reflexively translated their epistemologies and ontologies into the discourses of other actors to engender a greater sense of security in the Bukit Kinta Rainforest. By tracing the community’s supportive networks that are maintained with spirits, animals, and the environment, as well as their alliances with other social forces, it posits that “micro-actors” such as the Semai people are not inherently weaker than “macro-actors” like the NGOs or Ecotourism Resorts. Rather, power relations in the Bukit Kinta Rainforest must be examined from a perspective which accounts for all the actors/actants on unilateral terms.

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Principal supervisor

Yeoh Seng Guan

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

School of Arts and Social Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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