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Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Richard Baxstrom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the transformation of urban space and the reordering of the demographic character of Brickfields, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur. The book offers an ethnographic ... More


Introduction

in Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter centers on different issues of urban life and transformation that are discussed throughout the book. It first addresses the scandal that occurred in the Jalan Chan Ah Tong field in ... More


The Founding of Brickfields and the Prewar Development of Kuala Lumpur

in Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a rundown of Brickfields' prewar history. It presents the area's development as a distinctive neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, within the context of Kuala Lumpur's development as ... More


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