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"Cookie" And "Jungle Boy": A Historical Sketch Of The Different Cooks For Different Folks In British Colonial Southeast Asis, Ca. 1850-1960, Cecilia Y. Leong-Salobir Jan 2015

"Cookie" And "Jungle Boy": A Historical Sketch Of The Different Cooks For Different Folks In British Colonial Southeast Asis, Ca. 1850-1960, Cecilia Y. Leong-Salobir

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article advances the historiography on food and colonialism by using the categories of race, class and masculinity to highlight how social distinctions that were carefully maintained in the domestic sphere became blurred when colonials ventured into the field. South East Asian cooks, known as “Cookie,” were responsible for food preparation in colonial households of Malaysia and Singapore. It was their culinary skills and knowledge of local food supplies that helped develop a hybrid colonial cuisine. Other male servants in British Borneo, called simply “boys” in household, acquired the role of “jungle boys” when accompanying their colonial employers on travel ...


Technology In Different Worlds, Brian Martin Jan 1998

Technology In Different Worlds, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Insight into the relation between technology and society can be obtained by imagining that the world is organised differently and then determining how technology would be different. This approach is illustrated by discussion of three alternative worlds: one in which defence is carried out by nonviolent methods, one in which there is no intellectual property, and one in which workers control decisions about their work.