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The Resource Potent landscapes : place and mobility in eastern Indonesia, Catherine Allerton

Potent landscapes : place and mobility in eastern Indonesia, Catherine Allerton

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Potent landscapes : place and mobility in eastern Indonesia
Title
Potent landscapes
Title remainder
place and mobility in eastern Indonesia
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Allerton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Manggarai people of eastern Indonesia believe their land can talk, that its appetite demands sacrificial ritual, and that its energy can kill as well as nurture. They tell their children to avoid certain streams and fields and view unusual environmental events as omens of misfortune. Yet, far from being preoccupied with the dangers of this animate landscape, Manggarai people strive to make places and pathways "lively," re-traveling routes between houses and villages and highlighting the advantages of mobility. Through everyday and ritual activities that emphasize "liveliness," the land gains a further potency: the power to evoke memories of birth, death, and marriage, to influence human health and fertility. Potent Landscapes is an ethnographic investigation of the power of the landscape and the implications of that power for human needs, behavior, and emotions. Based on two years of fieldwork in rural Flores, the book situates Manggarai place-making and mobility within the larger contexts of diverse human-environment interactions as well as adat revival in postcolonial Indonesia. Although it focuses on social life in one region of eastern Indonesia, the work engages with broader theoretical discussions of landscape, travel, materiality, cultural politics, kinship, and animism. Written in a clear and accessible style, Potent Landscapes will appeal to students and specialists of Southeast Asia as well as to those interested in the comparative anthropological study of place and environment. The analysis moves out from rooms and houses in a series of concentric circles, outlining at each successive point the broader implications of Manggarai place- and path-making. This gradual expansion of scale allows the work to build a subtle, cumulative picture of the potent landscapes within which Manggarai people raise families, forge alliances, plant crops, build houses, and engage with local state actors. Landscapes are significant, the author argues, not only as sacred or mythic realms, or as contexts for the imposition of colonial space; they are also significant as vernacular contexts shaped by daily practices. The book analyzes the power of a collective landscape shaped both by the Indonesian state's development policies and by responses to religious change
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digitized
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SNK
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Allerton, Catherine
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia: politics, meaning, and memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Manggarai (Indonesian people)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Indonesia
  • Manggarai
  • Sozialraum
  • Landschaft
  • Ort
Label
Potent landscapes : place and mobility in eastern Indonesia, Catherine Allerton
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shape of the land -- Rooms : a place for souls -- The permeable house -- Paths of marriage -- Earth, stone, water : the animate landscape -- Drum houses and village resettlement -- Roots and mobility
Control code
ocn855706530
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824869540
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837990
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22573/ctt62rfss
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not applicable
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not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855706530
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Potent landscapes : place and mobility in eastern Indonesia, Catherine Allerton
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shape of the land -- Rooms : a place for souls -- The permeable house -- Paths of marriage -- Earth, stone, water : the animate landscape -- Drum houses and village resettlement -- Roots and mobility
Control code
ocn855706530
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824869540
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837990
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rfss
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855706530
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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