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dc.contributor.authorEilenberg, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:19:49Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:19:49Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier411390
dc.identifierOCN: 793740737en_US
dc.identifier994491223en_US
dc.identifier.issn1572-2892;1572-1892
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34554
dc.description.abstractSet 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. (...) “Eilenberg’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 book”. Tania Murray Li, Toronto University (...) “This pioneering study of state formation ‘at the margins’ forms a perfect demonstration of the promise of borderland studies. Eilenberg argues convincingly that borderlands – and the international borders that run through them – 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-states”. Willem van Schendel, Amsterdam University
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences
dc.subject.otherindonesia
dc.subject.otherkalimantan
dc.subject.otherlocal politics
dc.subject.otherborderland studies
dc.subject.otherDutch language
dc.subject.otherIban people
dc.subject.otherLumber
dc.subject.otherMalaysia
dc.subject.otherSarawak
dc.subject.otherWest Kalimantan
dc.titleAt the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_411390
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isbn9789004253469
oapen.collectionOAPEN-NL
oapen.series.number275
oapen.pages356
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Dutch language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_language; Iban people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iban_people; Indonesia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia; Indonesian language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_language; Lumber - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumber; Malaysia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia; Sarawak - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarawak; West Kalimantan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Kalimantan
oapen.identifier.ocn793740737
oapen.identifier.ocn994491223


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