Three Malay Villages:




14.Three Malay Villages: A Sociology of Paddy Growers in West Malaysia.
Masuo Kuchiba, Yoshihiro Tsubouchi, and Narifumi Maeda. 1979.


Village society in Southeast Asia is considered on the whole to be loosely knit, especially in comparison with the very rigidly structured society of Japanese villages. In this book,  the authors bring their intimate knowledge of Japanese farming villages to bear in their examination of the social characteristics of the Malay paddy-growing villages from anthropological,  sociological and agricultural standpoints. They also seek to uncover the principles governing collective life in rural areas. The end results give concrete examples of life in Malay villages and present readers with important  clues to the understanding of problems faced by villages in Southeast Asia.