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The Resource At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands, (electronic book)

At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands, (electronic book)

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At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands
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At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands
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eng
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  • Set in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, this study explores the shifting relationships between border communities and the state along the political border with East Malaysia. The book rests on the premises that remote border regions offer an exciting study arena that can tell us important things about how marginal citizens relate to their nation-state. The basic assumption is that central state authority in the Indonesian borderlands has never been absolute, but waxes and wanes, and state rules and laws are always up for local interpretation and negotiation. In its role as key symbol of state sovereignty, the borderland has become a place were central state authorities are often most eager to govern and exercise power. But as illustrated, the borderland is also a place were state authority is most likely to be challenged, questioned and manipulated as border communities often have multiple loyalties that transcend state borders and contradict imaginations of the state as guardians of national sovereignty and citizenship. (...) Michael Eilenberg (1975) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University. His research focuses on issues of state formation, sovereignty, and agrarian expansion in frontier regions of Southeast Asia. (...) 2Eilenberg{u2019}s rich insights could not have been achieved without years spent developing trust and experiencing firsthand the ambiguity of a border as a zone of opportunity as well as control. The analysis of the border elite who combine traditional authority with bureaucratic once, charisma with force, and legal practices with illegal ones throws into sharp relief a set of practices that are found not only on the fringes of the Indonesian nation, but on the fringes of its cities as well. Anyone interested in understanding how power works in Indonesia should read this book3. Tania Murray Li, Toronto University (...) 2This pioneering study of state formation {u2018}at the margins{u2019} forms a perfect demonstration of the promise of borderland studies. Eilenberg argues convincingly that borderlands {u2013} and the international borders that run through them {u2013} are critical sites for understanding shifting state-society relations. His book provides a powerful analysis of the local historical contexts of resource struggles, state policies and social strategies in what many consider to be a remote and insignifcant Indonesian borderland. Eilenberg makes us realize how the unpredictable dynamics of such borderland societies affect entire nation-states3. Willem van Schendel, Amsterdam University
  • Subject term: Society and social sciences
  • Subject term: Indonesia
  • Subject term: borderland studies
  • Subject term: local politics
  • Subject term: Kalimantan
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Eilenberg, Michael
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English
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unknown
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  • Illegitimacy and crime
  • Patronage, Political
  • Lumber trade
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Kapuas Hulu (Indonesia)
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At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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411390
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other
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1 electronic resource (356 p.)
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one file format
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online
Isbn
9789067183741
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computer
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At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
411390
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (356 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183741
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
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unknown sound
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