The Demography of the Semai Senoi

... stated that the children of such marriages may be sickly or that there would be a tendency to produce miscarriages and stillbirths . PERCENTAGE Fig . 4.2 Population pyramid , East Semai , 34 THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE SEMAI SENOI.


Author: Alan G. Fix

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 9780932206602

Category: Demographic anthropology

Page: 123

View: 649

During 1968 and 1969, Alan G. Fix conducted an anthropological and genetic study among the Semai Senoi of Malaysia. His goal was to measure the amount of genetic exchange between local populations and document the effects of that exchange. This work combines results from that study with data from a 1965 census of aborigines and an expanded analysis.

Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics

Ecology and Population Structure Michael H. Crawford, James H. Mielke ... Fix, A. G. (1975), Fission—fusion and lineal effect: Aspects of the population structure of the Semai Senoi of Malaysia, Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 43:295.


Author: Michael H. Crawford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461567691

Category: Medical

Page: 525

View: 234

This volume examines the interrelationship of ecology, subsistence pat terns, and the observed genetic variation in human populations. Hence, the book is divided conceptually into the following categories: nonhuman primates, hunters and gatherers, nomads, swidden agriculturalists, peas ant farmers, religious isolates, and modern and urban aggregates. While many of these populations have experienced (and are experiencing) ac culturation as a result of contact with technologically more advanced groups, the genetic structures described in this volume attempt to recon struct the traditional patterns as well as genetic changes because of con tact. Most chapters also integrate biological (genetic), social, and de mographic data within an ecological frame thus presenting a holistic view of the population structures of ecologically distinct groups. The first chapter examines the body of early nonhuman primate lit erature that emphasized ecological determinism in effecting the popula tion structure of our primate ancestors-relatives. It also examines more recent literature (since 1970) in which it became apparent that greater flexibility exists in primate social structure within specific environmental frameworks. Thus, it appears that our nonhuman primate evolutionary heritage is not one of ecological determinism in social organization but one of flexibility and rapid change suggesting the evolutionary success of our species is based upon a system of flexibility and that social ad aptations can be accomplished in a number of diverse ways.

The Mystique of Dreams

R. K. Dentan , “ A Dream of Senoi , ” Special Studies Series , Council on International Studies , State University of New York at Buffalo ... A. G. Fix , The Demography of the Semai Senoi ( Ann Arbor : Museum of Anthropology , No.


Author: G. William Domhoff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520908341

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

View: 647

A fascinating strand of the human potential movement of the 1960s involved the dream mystique of a previously unknown Malaysian tribe, the Senoi, first brought to the attention of the Western world by adventurer-anthropologist-psychologist Kilton Stewart. Exploring the origin, attraction, and efficacy of the Senoi ideas, G. William Domhoff also investigates current research on dreams and concludes that the story of Senoi dream theory tells us more about certain aspects of American culture than it does about this distant tribe. In analyzing its mystical appeal, he comes to some unexpected conclusions about American spirituality and practicality.

Population Change in Southeast Asia

Population Studies 28 (1974): 263—276. Fawcett, James T. Psychology and Population. New York: The Population Council, 1970. Fix, A.G. “Semai Senoi Population Structures and Genetic Micro-differentiation.” Ph.D. dissertation, University ...


Author: Wilfredo F. Arce

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9971902567

Category: Social Science

Page: 499

View: 749

A collection of selected and condensed reports on the broad subject of Population Change in Southeast Asia, this book represents the work of young Southeast Asian social scientists. Their research has helped to cast more light on the problems associated with rapid population growth, more specifically the areas of fertility, population mobility, family planning, the evaluation of family planning programs, and the environmental influence of demographic behaviour.

Migration and Colonization in Human Microevolution

1971 ) , however , simulation provides a useful technique to model the affect of demography and rules on potential mate pool size . The population structure and basic social organization of the Semai Senoi of Peninsular Malaysia was ...


Author: Alan G. Fix

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521592062

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 980

An integrative approach linking the causes of migration to genetic consequences for human evolution.

Human Population Biology

Estimating infant mortality trends from child survivorship data. Population Studies 34, 109-128. Fix, A. G. (1977). The Demography of the Semai Senoi. Anthropology Paper No. 62, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Author: Michael A. Little

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195050165

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 355

This book is a careful integration of the social and biological sciences, drawing on anthropology, biology, human ecology and medicine to provide a comprehensive understanding of how our species adapts to natural and man-made environments. Part I presents techniques to adapt and apply demographic methods to small populations, particularly important for studying non-Western populations. Part II discusses the relationship of medical genetics to human adaptability and patterns of disease in non-Western populations. Part III covers capacity, climatic stress, and nutrition. Part IV presents methods for growth assessment and prediction and addresses the topic of aging. The final section, Part V, presents integrated case studies of human adaptation to high altitude, and patterns of modernization and stress resulting from cultural change.

Tribal Communities in the Malay World

... Demography of the Semai Senoi. Anthropological Papers No. 62. Ann Arbor, MI: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan. ———. 1982. “Genetic Structure of the Semai.” In Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics, ...


Author: Geoffrey Benjamin

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814517416

Category: Social Science

Page: 489

View: 583

The Malay World (Alam Melayu), spanning the Malay Peninsula, much of Sumatra, and parts of Borneo, has long contained within it a variety of populations. Most of the Malays have been organized into the different kingdoms (kerajaan Melayu) from which they have derived their identity. But the territories of those kingdoms have also included tribal peoples - both Malay and non-Malay - who have held themselves apart from those kingdoms in varying degrees. In the last three decades, research on these tribal societies has aroused increasing interest.This book explores the ways in which the character of these societies relates to the Malay kingdoms that have held power in the region for many centuries past, as well as to the modern nation-states of the region. It brings together researchers committed to comparative analysis of the tribal groups living on either side of the Malacca Straits - in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. New theoretical and descriptive approaches are presented for the study of the social and cultural continuities and discontinuities manifested by tribal life in the region.

Ecology and Population Structure

Fix , A. G. ( 1971 ) , Semai Senoi Population Structure and Genetic Microdifferentiation , Ph.D. dissertation , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor . Fix , A. G. ( 1974 ) , Neighbourhood knowledge and marriage distance : The Semai case ...


Author: Michael H. Crawford


ISBN: NWU:35556005238324

Category: Human evolution

Page: 525

View: 665

Causes and Consequences of Human Migration

Population extinction and recolonization in human demographic history. ... Fission-fusion and lineal effect: aspects of the population structure of ... Genetic microdifferentiation in the Semai Senoi of Malaysia.


Author: Michael H. Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107012868

Category: Science

Page: 550

View: 805

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this book is an integration of the biological, cultural and historical dimensions of population movement.

Advances in Growth Curve and Structural Equation Modeling

... of population isolates in Aguacatenango Chiapas, Mexico. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 32, 105–120. Fix, A. G. (1975). Fission-fusion and linear effect: Aspects of the population structure of the Semai Senoi of ...


Author: Ratan Dasgupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811309809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 526

This book explains and explores the growth curve model as a tool to gain insights into various research topics of interest to academics and practitioners alike. It includes studies on growth models for repeated measurement mixture experiments, and optimal designs for growth prediction in order to find an optimum design for the most efficient estimation of the parameters of the mixture models. It presents longitudinal studies conducted on the mathematical aptitude and intelligence quotient of tribal population in North Eastern states of India, and innovative statistical analysis showing that the status of tribes is improving over time. These results are supplemented by similar cross- sectional studies, and a retrospective longitudinal study of the social environment in North Eastern tribes indicating that the growth status of the social environment is improving. Child health is an important topic in developing countries, and as such the book features an overview of the growth and nutritional status of children aged 5 to 18 in India. Characterization of Extended Uniform Distribution and its applications for quality control in industrial production, and in yield data of tuber crops among others are discussed. Characterizations of distribution in terms of performance rate are also proved. There is also a contribution examining the past and present status of mangroves in Sunderban region of the Indian state of West Bengal from an ecological viewpoint using a growth curve model set-up. Lastly, it includes a chapter on a statistical study of platelet size decomposition and related growth model. Highlighting the importance of growth curve modelling as it applies to actual field data and encouraging more theoretically inclined statisticians to look into theoretical issues that need investigation, the book disseminates applications of the growth curve model to real-world problems and addresses related theoretical issues for the attention of theoreticians and practitioners.