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Asia in Transition

Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture

Editors: King, Victor T., Zawawi Ibrahim, Noor Hasharina Hassan (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview and evaluation of Borneo Studies
  • Fills existing research gaps in Borneo Studies
  • Examines research materials published in vernacular languages
  • Includes contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo
  • Assesses the achievements of Borneo Studies, and future research areas for the discipline
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This edited book is the first major 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 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 and a Borneo Studies workshop organised in Brunei in 2012. The volume 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. It also assesses some of the more recent contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo itself. The major strength of the book is the inclusion of a substantial amount of research undertaken by scholars working and teaching within the Southeast Asian region. In particular there is an examination of research materials published in the vernacular, notably the outpouring of work published in Indonesian by the Institut Dayakologi in Pontianak. In doing so, the book also addresses the urgent matters which have not received the attention they deserve, specifically subjects, themes and issues that have already been covered but require further contemplation, elaboration and research, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo Studies. The book is a valuable resource and reference work for students and researchers interested in social science scholarship on Borneo, and for those with wider interests in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the Southeast Asian region.

About the authors

Victor King has been involved in research and publication on Borneo across a range of subjects in anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, tourism studies, cultural studies and tourism and heritage. He has had considerable experience in editing books on Borneo and more widely in Southeast Asian Studies.
Zawawi Ibrahim has published widely on Borneo, has edited and written books on Sarawak and Sabah, and is currently undertaking research in Brunei. He is a leading figure in the call for more attention to be paid to local scholarship and to record and understand the voices and perspectives of local communities.
Noor Hasharina Hassan is an early career researcher who has recently completed doctoral research on Brunei and is developing important research projects for the future.

Reviews

“The volume is about not only Borneo but also shifting concerns in anthropology as preoccupations with the primitive have given way to concerns with state-led development schemes, processes of urbanization, and religious conversion. Each chapter has an extensive bibliography, making the volume especially useful for scholars and students working in the region. As a resource, it will be most welcomed in institutions with teaching and research interests in Southeast Asia. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (A. Truitt, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9225-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture
Editors
  • Victor T. King
  • Zawawi Ibrahim
  • Noor Hasharina Hassan
Series Title
Asia in Transition
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0672-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0672-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0671-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9225-1
Series ISSN
2364-8252
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 606
Number of Illustrations
25 illustrations in colour
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