CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS OF NON-MALAY SILAT PRACTITIONERS IN MALAY SILAT MALAYSIA

Parveen, Kaur and Arif, Jawaid and Nurul Nadzatul Farah, Mohd Khairi and Eshvin Raj, Singh and Kelvin Raj, Singh and Chai Elena Gregoria, Chin Fern (2020) CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS OF NON-MALAY SILAT PRACTITIONERS IN MALAY SILAT MALAYSIA. Elementary Education Online, 19 (3). pp. 2520-2528. ISSN 1305 3515

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Abstract

This article examines the Malay martial arts, Silat which consists of many types and varieties in different states and is also famous in Indonesia. However instead of having only Malay practitioners, there are also non-Malay practitioners learning these martial arts. Malay customs and cultures exist within this art of self-defense such as lime bathing ritual and recitation of verses from Quran. Thus, this study seeks to describe how Non-Malay practitioners acculturate themselves in Malay Silat , how they identify themselves, and what Silat habitus develops as time passed by from four Silat organizations in Kuching and Samarahan. This study also aims to investigate the significance of traditional Malay beliefs in today’s Silat practice. It is hoped that this research can provide an enhanced understanding of Silat institution for the non-Malays and may combat the prejudice of how the non-Malays are accepted in a Malay martial arts institution where the non-Malays are minorities and provide discussions on Malay cultures and customs in Silat.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silat, Malay Martial Arts, Malay Cultures, Habitus, Acculturation, Cultural Adaptations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Tekat
Date Deposited: 24 May 2021 02:32
Last Modified: 24 May 2021 02:32
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35328

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