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This article considers transnational relationships between men and women from two Southeast Asian border zones, the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Indonesian island of Batam, part of the growth triangle that connects Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It expands on Aihwa Ong's...
Borderland identity and traditional community autonomy affect the practice of ‘illegal’ logging and the impact of regional autonomy among the Iban along the upper Kapuas borderland in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. We examine these issues with attention to the historical development of the...
Like other eastern Indonesians, the Nage of central Flores possess a rich tradition of parallelistic ritual speaking. This article introduces the Nage genre by way of an analysis of three texts. While two texts exemplify a form of military oratory, the third replicates a compact between an...
In a recent article in The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (TAPJA), Bergendorff (2003) offers a new approach to the interpretation of traditional sorcery practices among the Mekeo peoples of Papua New Guinea involving the transcendence of certain conceptual divisions of the indigenous...
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