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The music, dance and narrative practice of Arnold Ap, Sam Kapissa and the performance troupe Mambesak may appear to conform to the Indonesian state project of inventorising local cultures in the context of unified national culture. This paper examines the political project of using cultural...
UNTAET and the East Timorese have pursued formal reconciliation processes as part of the nation-building effort in newly independent East Timor. These formal reconciliation processes aim for closure and operate in the realm of national politics. In the meantime local communities have been...
Social interaction involves performances across varied ‘stages’ of space and time, where subject-authors use narrative conventions to communicate their beliefs, identities, and desires in order to influence the opinions and behaviour of others. As participants in these performances, people...
This paper focuses on a study of the multi-functional trouser-cord (that ties traditional Pakistani trousers) and its connotations within the Islamic dress tradition as well as local concepts of the body. Comparable to the importance of belts and loincloths in other cultures of the Muslim,...
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