Halmahera and Beyond

Social Science Research in the Moluccas


Author: Leontine E. Visser

Publisher: Koninklyk Instituut Voor Taal Land

ISBN: 9789067180726

Category: Ethnology

Page: 249

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Das Sultanat Jailolo

Die Revitalisierung von "traditionellen" politischen Gemeinwesen in Indonesien


Author: Kirsten Jäger

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643133251

Category: Maluku Utara (Indonesia)

Page: 304

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Fünfhundert Jahre war der Thron des Sultanats Jailolos in Ost Indonesien vakant. Im Jahr 2003 wurde ein neuer Sultan inthronisiert. Welche historischen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen führten zu der Re-Etablierung des Sultanats Jailolo? Wie wird diese Re-etablierung legitimiert und welche Konsequenzen birgt sie? Diesen Fragen geht die Autorin in ihrem Buch nach und präsentiert mit ihrer Arbeit eine umfassende Ethnographie und tiefgründige Analyse über das zuvor weitgehend unbekannte Sultanat Jailolo in Ost Indonesien und die Revitalisierungsbewegungen im heutigen Indonesien.

Parts and Wholes


Author: Laila Prager,Michael Prager,Guido Sprenger

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643907893

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 7476

This festschrift for Josephus D.M. Platenkamp brings some central concerns of anthropology into focus: social morphology, exchange, cosmology, history, and practical applications. Ranging across several disciplines and continents, but with a preference for Southeast Asia, the contributions look at a common approach that unites these diverse themes. In this view, the most constitutive relationships of society are based on exchange. Exchange and ritual articulate central values of a society, thus appearing as parts in relationship to a whole. These relationships encompass both human and non-human beings, the social and the cosmological domain. Thus, the study of these subject issues merges into a single project. (Series:?Anthropology: Research and Science / Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft, Vol. 27) [Subject: Anthropology]~~

Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World

Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Arts and Humanities


Author: Melani Budianta,Manneke Budiman,Abidin Kusno,Mikihiro Moriyama

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351846604

Category: Social Science

Page: 930

View: 8433

The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural studies, archaeology, philosophy, history, language studies, information and literacy studies, and area studies. Asia and the Pacifi c are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of knowledge production in arts and humanities and, in the future, seem to be able to grow signifi cantly as a major contributor of culture, science and arts to the globalized world. The book will help shed light on what arts and humanities scholars in Asia and the Pacifi c have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up, which can connect the two regions with the rest of the globe.

The Revolt of Prince Nuku

Cross-Cultural Alliance-making in Maluku, C.1780-1810


Author: Muridan Satrio Widjojo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004172017

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2681

During the period of the Dutch East India Company's rule of the Spice Islands, Prince Nuku of Tidore stands out as the local hero who opposed the VOC's oppressive trade monopoly. This study analyzes how he succeeded in regaining independence for the Sultanate of Tidore by creating an alliance with the English and his Malukan and Papuan adherents.

A Demographic History of the Indonesian Archipelago, 1880-1942


Author: A. J. Gooszen

Publisher: KITLV Press

ISBN: 9789067181280

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 7053

The author offers a reconstruction of regional variations in the growth of the indigenous population of Indonesia from 1880 till the Japanese invasion in 1942. The demographic components of population growth (migration, fertility and mortality) are not only presented as demographic statistics but also interpreted as the aggregate effects of major events in the lives of indigenous people. Hence, migration is described in relation to employment opportunities, the social structure, and tradition; fertility is examined in the light of aspects of family formation, including marriage customs and birth control practices; and mortality is linked to epidemics and Western health care.

Urbane Rationalität

eine stadtethnologische Studie zu Ujung Pandang (Makassar), Indonesien


Author: Christoph Antweiler

Publisher: N.A


Category: City and town life

Page: 499

View: 9055


Description of a South Halmahera Language


Author: John Bowden

Publisher: Pacific Linguistics


Category: Austronesian languages

Page: 459

View: 1394

Mindanao Ethnohistory Beyond Nations

Maguindanao, Sangir, and Bagobo Societies in East Maritime Southeast Asia


Author: Shinzō Hayase

Publisher: Ateneo De Manila University Press

ISBN: 9789715505116

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 6730

This book traces how the maritime Southeast Asia tribal societies that prospered under the "Age of Commerce" lost their autonomy in the course of modernization and became minorities. So far, the maritime world has not been fully described due to the limitation of written documents, the general tendency to follow national historical writing, and the mainland-centered historical view. Focusing on Southeast Asia, the author attempts to present a new historical image by utilizing genealogy and oral tradition.

Images of Malay-Indonesian Identity


Author: Michael Hitchcock,Victor T. King

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 2899

This book examines the ways in which particular national politicians, ethnic groups, and local communities in the Malay-Indonesian world express and demonstrate their identities in relation to their neighbours, and how they are portrayed and identified by others, whether those living close by or distant observers such as Europeans. Thus a range of images of Malay-Indonesia ethnicity is presented from national identities to those at the regional and local levels.

Uno spazio tra sé e sé

l'antropologia come ricerca del soggetto


Author: Valerio Valeri

Publisher: Donzelli Editore

ISBN: 9788879894821

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia

Small Town Wars


Author: Gerry van Klinken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134115334

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1482

Through close scrutiny of empirical materials and interviews, this book uniquely analyzes all the episodes of long-running, widespread communal violence that erupted during Indonesia’s post-New Order transition. Indonesia democratised after the long and authoritarian New Order regime ended in May 1998. But the transition was far less peaceful than is often thought. It claimed about 10,000 lives in communal (ethnic and religious) violence, and nearly as many as that again in separatist violence in Aceh and East Timor. Taking a comprehensive look at the communal violence that arose after the New Order regime, this book will be of interest to students of Southeast Asian studies, social movements, political violence and ethnicity.

Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia


Author: Nils Bubandt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317682521

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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Indonesia has been an electoral democracy for more than a decade, and yet the political landscape of the world’s third-largest democracy is as complex and enigmatic as ever. The country has achieved a successful transition to democracy and yet Indonesian democracy continues to be flawed, illiberal, and predatory. This book suggests that this and other paradoxes of democracy in Indonesia often assume occult forms in the Indonesian political imagination, and that the spirit-like character of democracy and corruption traverses into the national media and the political elite. Through a series of biographical accounts of political entrepreneurs, all of whom employ spirits in various, but always highly contested, ways, the book seeks to provide a portrait of Indonesia’s contradictory democracy, contending that the contradictions that haunt democracy in Indonesia also infect democracy globally. Exploring the intimate ways in which the world of politics and the world of spirits are entangled, it argues that Indonesia’s seemingly peculiar problems with democracy and spirits in fact reflect a set of contradictions within democracy itself. Engaging with recent attempts to look at contemporary politics through the lens of the occult, Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia will be of interest to academics in the fields of Asian Studies, Anthropology and Political Science and relevant for the study of Indonesian politics and for debates about democracy in Asia and beyond.

Violence and Vengeance

Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia


Author: Christopher R. Duncan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801469104

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 9517

Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku experienced leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts between migrants and indigenous people over administrative boundaries spiraled into a religious war pitting Muslims against Christians and continues to influence communal relationships more than a decade after the fighting stopped. Christopher R. Duncan spent several years conducting fieldwork in North Maluku, and in Violence and Vengeance, he examines how the individuals actually taking part in the fighting understood and experienced the conflict. Rather than dismiss religion as a facade for the political and economic motivations of the regional elite, Duncan explores how and why participants came to perceive the conflict as one of religious difference. He examines how these perceptions of religious violence altered the conflict, leading to large-scale massacres in houses of worship, forced conversions of entire communities, and other acts of violence that stressed religious identities. Duncan’s analysis extends beyond the period of violent conflict and explores how local understandings of the violence have complicated the return of forced migrants, efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation.

Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique


Author: Holger Jebens

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824828141

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 4954

This collection of original essays is based on fieldwork in Melanesia, Fiji, Australia, and Indonesia by scholars who are influential in the contemporary debate on cargo cults.