Published in cooperation with the Center for Orang Asli Concerns, Malaysia.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1 Introduction -- Ch. 2 Setting -- Ch. 3 Production : time allocation -- Ch. 4 Production output and income -- Ch. 5 Market relations -- Ch. 6 Commoditisation and social relations -- Ch. 7 Future of the Tapah Semai.
"Looking for Money is about the entanglement of an indigenous people, the Semai of Malaysia, with modernity. A key feature of this entanglement is the process of commoditisation that has resulted in what is emically known as 'looking for money' work." "Based on ethnographic research, Alberto Gomes documents and analyses the extent and effects of Semai involvement in commodity production and wage labour."--BOOK JACKET.