Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture by Victor T. King, Zawawi Ibrahim, Noor Hasharina Hassan

By Victor T. King, Zawawi Ibrahim, Noor Hasharina Hassan

This edited ebook is the 1st significant assessment of what has been accomplished in Borneo reports up to now. Chapters during this e-book situate learn on Borneo in the normal disciplinary fields of the social sciences, with the burden of realization dedicated to anthropological study and similar fields reminiscent of improvement reviews, gender experiences, environmental experiences, social coverage reviews and cultural stories. a few of the chapters during this ebook are prolonged types of shows on the Borneo examine Council’s foreign convention hosted by way of Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2012 and a Borneo reports workshop organised in Brunei in 2012. the amount examines a number of the significant debates and controversies in Borneo stories, together with these that have served to attach post-war study on Borneo to wider scholarship. It additionally assesses the various more moderen contributions and pursuits of in the community established researchers in universities and different associations in Borneo itself. the foremost energy of the ebook is the inclusion of an excessive amount of examine undertaken through students operating and instructing in the Southeast Asian zone. specifically there's an exam of analysis fabrics released within the vernacular, significantly the outpouring of labor released in Indonesian via the Institut Dayakologi in Pontianak. In doing so, the publication additionally addresses the pressing concerns that have no longer obtained the eye they deserve, particularly matters, subject matters and concerns that experience already been lined yet require extra contemplation, elaboration and learn, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo experiences. The booklet is a helpful source and reference paintings for college students and researchers drawn to social technological know-how scholarship on Borneo, and for people with wider pursuits in Indonesia and Malaysia, and within the Southeast Asian region.

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What he also draws attention to is that when he was working on these issues in the late 1950s and into the 1960s, unbeknown to him at that time, a group of Yale anthropologists including Ward H. Goodenough and William C. Sturtevant were working on the same set of problems (that is, the identification of local or indigenous concepts), though they were primarily concerned with the ‘cognitive world’ rather than that of social organisation. Furthermore, his focus on corporate groups, their definition and capacities became of crucial significance in another major area of work on which he was to focus, that of land tenure.

Jehom concludes that the major objectives of the resettlement programme have not been achieved and she illustrates the problems which have arisen in disputes between the Kenyah-Badeng and the oil palm plantation company, and in the failure of the project to commercialise food production. In the case of the Iban communities of Pantu subdistrict in Sri Aman, Dimbab Ngidang argues that the agrarian transition and the movement of people from the countryside to the town and off-farm employment has resulted in those who left their rights in land and other property in the custodianship of those who remain behind, and in the custodianship of the longhouse chiefs (tuai rumah) in effect to have forfeited their property.

S. Clayre and Beatrice Clayre. Iain Clayre received his PhD on the Melanau language in 1972, at Morris’s old university, Edinburgh (and see Beatrice Clayre 1997; Chou 1999). And it was the close relationship which Stephen Morris forged with Beatrice Clayre that enabled her to see to press Morris’s posthumously published The Oya Melanau: traditional ritual and belief with a catalogue of Belum carvings (1997, Sarawak Museum Journal, 52 [73]). The most prolific researcher during this formative period of research on Borneo, however, was undoubtedly Derek Freeman.

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