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  • Webs of Powerby Evelyn Blackwood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 41.99

    Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Although the book focuses on one village, it provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. By exploring the contestations and accommodations being made in rural villages by both men and women, Webs of Power reveals the processes at the heart of globalization... more...

  • Breaking Barriersby Aimee Dawis

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia—the world's largest Islamic nation—Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In Breaking Barriers , author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived. In this book you'll meet: an Olympic... more...

  • Ethnic Chinese in Contemporary Indonesiaby Leo Suryadinata

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 59.90

    The Chinese in Indonesia have played an important role in Indonesian society before and after the fall of Soeharto. This book provides comprehensive and up-to-date information by examining them in detail during that era with special reference to the post-Soeharto period. The contributors to this volume consist of both older- and younger-generation... more...

  • Calling Back the Spiritby R. Anderson Sutton

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 71.99

    Calling Back the Spirit' describes how, in the face of Indonesian and foreign cultural pressures, the Makassarese people of South Sulawesi defend their local spirit through music and dance. The book examines the ways performers seek to empower local music and dance in a changing environment. more...

  • Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesiaby Frode F. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 168.00

    This book focuses on social and cultural trends in present-day Hadrami Arab societies in Eastern and Central Indonesia, and the history of the Hadrami Arab people, which demonstrates an early form of globalization. For centuries migration has played a vital part in Hadrami adaptation. External forces, such as the expanding powers of the Portugese... more...

  • The Cultural Relations of Classificationby Roy Ellen

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 62.00

    This is an innovative study, which takes our understanding beyond the taxonomic abstraction characteristic of earlier work in the field. more...

  • Minangkabau Social Formationsby Joel S. Kahn

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 46.00

    An anthropological investigation of the nature of an underdeveloped peasant economy in Indonesia. more...

  • Language, Identity, and Marginality in Indonesiaby Joel C. Kuipers

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 43.00

    A study of the effects of the spread of Indonesian on local ritual speech on Sumba island. more...

  • Chinese Indonesians Reassessedby Siew-Min Sai; Chang-Yau Hoon

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    The Chinese in Indonesia form a significant minority of about three percent of the population, and have played a disproportionately important role in the country. Given that Chinese Indonesians are not seen as indigenous to the country and are consistently defined against Indonesian nationalism, most studies on the community concentrate on examining... more...

  • Torajaby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2013; US$ 7.99

    In 1985, Dr. Nigel Barley, senior anthropologist at The British Museum, set off for the relatively unknown Indonesian island of Sulawesi in search of the Toraja, a people whose culture includes headhunting, transvestite priests and the massacre of buffalo. In witty and finely crafted prose, Barley offers fascinating insight into the people of Sulawesi... more...