Fish Trading on Shore

Fish Trading on Shore

in Raymond William Firth Papers, of London School of Economics and Political Science. Library. Archives and Special Collections Team (Malaya: Other Papers, Fishing: Raw Materials) (London, England) (1939) , 18 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Undated draft of a typewritten essay by Raymond Firth titled "Fish Trading on Shore." Firth examines the role of the peraih, a middleman for the larger fishing enterprises in Malaya. These sellers buy fish directly from fishing boats and sell them to individual consumers on the beach. Firth describes the types of sellers, the process of price bidding, and the reasons for choosing this line of work. He then provides detailed examples, dating from 1939 through 1940, of individual sellers and their transactions. While the text is in English, indigenous terms are used throughout.
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Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Sir Raymond Firth, 1901-2002
Warning: Contains explicit content
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Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural anthropology, Retail occupations, Fisheries, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Trengganu, Tringganu, Dāru l-Īmān, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan State, Malay
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Trengganu, Tringganu, Dāru l-Īmān

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