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The Resource Nomads of the Borneo rainforest : the economics, politics, and ideology of settling down, Bernard Sellato ; translated by Stephanie Morgan

Nomads of the Borneo rainforest : the economics, politics, and ideology of settling down, Bernard Sellato ; translated by Stephanie Morgan

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Nomads of the Borneo rainforest : the economics, politics, and ideology of settling down
Title
Nomads of the Borneo rainforest
Title remainder
the economics, politics, and ideology of settling down
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Sellato ; translated by Stephanie Morgan
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • The Punan societies of Borneo, traditionally nomadic rainforest hunters and gatherers, have undergone a transformation over the past centuries. As downriver farming peoples expanded upstream and their cultures and technologies diffused, the Punan gradually abandoned their nomadic existence for a more sedentary life of trade-related activities and subsistence agriculture. But the culture that has emerged from these changes is still based on the enduring ideological premises of nomadism. This study, historical in perspective, examines the many factors - ecological, economic, commercial, political, social, cultural, and ideological - that have played a part in this continuing transformation
  • Bernard Sellato spent much of the past twenty years in the center of Borneo living with more than a dozen nomadic or formerly nomadic groups. From that wealth of experience emerged this major ethnographic work focusing on two groups, the Bukat and the Kereho Busang. Sellato reconstructs their history largely from oral tradition, demonstrating its value in understanding the political, social, and economic history of societies without a written language. The text is enhanced by photographs, charts, and detailed maps that allow the reader to follow the progress of the Punan migrations. Originally published in French as Nomades et Sedentarisation a Borneo, the work was awarded the Jeanne Cuisinier prize for the best French book on Southeast Asia in the social sciences and humanities. The English translation, by Stephanie Morgan, contains a foreword by Georges Condominas
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Sellato, Bernard
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Punan (Bornean people)
  • Punan (Bornean people)
  • Punan (Bornean people)
  • Nomads
  • Shifting cultivation
  • Social change
  • Nomads
Label
Nomads of the Borneo rainforest : the economics, politics, and ideology of settling down, Bernard Sellato ; translated by Stephanie Morgan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Georges Condominas -- pt. 1. Punan Histories: Data and Methodology. Ch. 1. Land and People. Ch. 2. The Bukat. Ch. 3. The Kereho of the Busang River -- pt. 2. Traditions and Changes: Origins of the Punan. Ch. 4. Traditional Nomad Culture. Ch. 5. Processes of Change. Ch. 6. Summary and Conclusion
Control code
29844755
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780824815660
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1611001
Label
Nomads of the Borneo rainforest : the economics, politics, and ideology of settling down, Bernard Sellato ; translated by Stephanie Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Georges Condominas -- pt. 1. Punan Histories: Data and Methodology. Ch. 1. Land and People. Ch. 2. The Bukat. Ch. 3. The Kereho of the Busang River -- pt. 2. Traditions and Changes: Origins of the Punan. Ch. 4. Traditional Nomad Culture. Ch. 5. Processes of Change. Ch. 6. Summary and Conclusion
Control code
29844755
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780824815660
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1611001

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