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The Significance of Forest to the Emergence of Batek Knowledge in Pahang, Malaysia

@inproceedings{Lye2002TheSO,
  title={The Significance of Forest to the Emergence of Batek Knowledge in Pahang, Malaysia},
  author={Tuck-Po Lye},
  year={2002}
}
This paper argues that the landscape is an important source of knowledge and continuity. The case material is from the Batek, who are mobile forest-dwellers of Pahang, Malaysia. They are a good example of an egalitarian society that does not need political leadership to reproduce its sense of cultural distinctiveness. The question is how do they do it ? What, if any, are the mechanisms ? The Batek, when they talk about their identity, emphasize the forest. The forest has many salient… 
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