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The Resource The land of gold : post-conflict recovery and cultural revival in independent Timor-Leste, Judith M. Bovensiepen

The land of gold : post-conflict recovery and cultural revival in independent Timor-Leste, Judith M. Bovensiepen

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The land of gold : post-conflict recovery and cultural revival in independent Timor-Leste
Title
The land of gold
Title remainder
post-conflict recovery and cultural revival in independent Timor-Leste
Statement of responsibility
Judith M. Bovensiepen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the village of Funar, located in the central highlands of Timor-Leste, the disturbing events of the twenty-four-year-long Indonesian occupation are rarely articulated in narratives of suffering. Instead, the highlanders emphasize the significance of their return to the sacred land of the ancestors, a place where "gold" is abundant and life is thought to originate. On one hand, this collective amnesia is due to villagers' exclusion from contemporary nation-building processes, which bestow recognition only on those who actively participated in the resistance struggle against Indonesia. On the other hand, the cultural revival and the privileging of the ancestral landscape and traditions over narratives of suffering derive from a particular understanding of how human subjects are constituted. Before life and after death, humans and the land are composed of the same substance; only during life are they separated. To recover from the forced dislocation the highlanders experienced under the Indonesian occupation, they thus seek to reestablish a mythical, primordial unity with the land by reinvigorating ancestral practices. Never leaving out of sight the intense political and emotional dilemmas imposed by the past on people's daily lives, The Land of Gold seeks to go beyond prevailing theories of post-conflict reconstruction that prioritize human relationships. Instead, it explores the significance of people's affective and ritual engagement with the environment and with their ancestors as survivors come to terms with the disruptive events of the past."--Page 4 of cover
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JSTOR
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Bovensiepen, Judith M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on Southeast Asia series
Series volume
no. 67
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Ahnenkult
  • Boden
  • Ländlicher Raum
  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung
  • Osttimor
  • Anthropology
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Timor-Leste
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
  • Ethnic & Race Studies
  • Gender & Ethnic Studies
  • Social Sciences
Label
The land of gold : post-conflict recovery and cultural revival in independent Timor-Leste, Judith M. Bovensiepen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-190 )and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the land of gold -- Sacred origins of life -- Concealing trunk knowledge -- The hazards of house reconstruction -- On the pain of separation -- Keeping the dead away -- Fear of the land -- Epilogue : not ancestor, not not-ancestor -- Glossary : Idaté words and acronyms
Control code
on1046086308
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725920
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctv3pf1ss
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046086308
Label
The land of gold : post-conflict recovery and cultural revival in independent Timor-Leste, Judith M. Bovensiepen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-190 )and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the land of gold -- Sacred origins of life -- Concealing trunk knowledge -- The hazards of house reconstruction -- On the pain of separation -- Keeping the dead away -- Fear of the land -- Epilogue : not ancestor, not not-ancestor -- Glossary : Idaté words and acronyms
Control code
on1046086308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725920
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3pf1ss
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046086308

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