Following from our successful study leave in 2014, Professors Sara Ashencaen Crabtree and Jonathan Parker have published a monograph charting their ethnographic research with the Jakun people, an indigenous community living around the Tasik Chini area of Pahang in Malaysia.
The book Death of the Dragon God Lake: Voices from Tasik Chini published by Malaysian publishers SIRD (Strategic Information and Research Development) and endorsed by the indigenous peoples’ social activist Center for Orang Asli Concerns will be launched at the Festival of First People’s Arts from August 5-8 in Malaysia.
The book offers a critical ethnography analysing the impact of neoliberal modernisation on traditional lifestyles and a reflexive understanding of the path foreign researchers tread in post-colonial societies. It is a cry for social and political justice, humanity and wellbeing.
Jonathan Parker & Sara Ashencaen Crabtree