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Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture (Hardcover)

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This edited book is the first major attempt to undertake a review of what has been achieved in Borneo Studies to date. Chapters in this book situate research on Borneo within the general disciplinary fields of the social sciences with the weight of attention being devoted to anthropological research and related fields such as development studies, gender studies, environmental studies, social policy studies and cultural studies. Some of the chapters in this book are extended versions of presentations at the Borneo Research Council’s international conference hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2012. The book examines some of the major debates and controversies in Borneo Studies, including those which have served to connect post-war research on Borneo to wider scholarship and to examine some of the more recent contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo itself. This includes an examination of research materials published in the vernacular, particularly the outpouring of work published in Bahasa Indonesia by the Institute of Dayakology in Pontianak. In doing so, the book also addresses the urgent matters which have not received the attention they deserve, subjects, themes and issues that have already been covered but require further elaboration and research, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo Studies. The book is a valuable resource to students and researchers interested in Borneo social sciences scholarship, and more widely with interests in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in Southeast Asian Studies.
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Asia in Transition
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: August 19, 2016
TCIN: 51831079
UPC: 9789811006715
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8842

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