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A legendary history in Witihama, Eastern Adonara, Indonesia : an enduring context for disagreement

Abstract:

An anthropological literature dealing with conflict such as has afflicted Indonesia in recent years is beginning to emerge. The present article is one of a series dealing with different incidents and forms of conflict and violence in a region of eastern Indonesia. It furthers a discussion on contested claims for precedence. Such claims in Indonesia are often made by means of legends of origin. Descent groups claiming outside origin may, nevertheless, demand political power from those claim...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.4000/moussons.1732

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography - Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Committee for South East Asian Studies of the British Academy More from this funder
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Publisher:
Institut de Recherche sur le Sud-Est Asiatique Publisher's website
Journal:
Moussons. Recherche en sciences humaines sur l'Asie du Sud-Est Journal website
Volume:
11
Pages:
7-31
Publication date:
2007
DOI:
EISSN:
2262-8363
ISSN:
1620-3224
URN:
uuid:c2ddc32b-add3-4e2f-b03a-151697662e96
Local pid:
ora:9709

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