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Being and place: movement, ancestors, and personhood in East Java, Indonesia

Retsikas, Kostas (2007) 'Being and place: movement, ancestors, and personhood in East Java, Indonesia.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 13 (4). pp. 969-986.

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Abstract

This article is about the transformation of the frontier character of East Java and the impact that such a transformation and the migrations that precipitated it have on forms of personhood in a specific locality. Within this context, it enquires into the capacities of human subjects to create place and the capacity of place to create persons. In particular, it looks at the ways in which memories, kinship, and ritual practices are spatialized and the manner in which such practices, once solidified and coagulated into topographies that map social relations, give rise to particular conceptions of place and personhood as mutually constituting and equally fluid and alterable.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres > Centre of South East Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 13590987
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2007.00467.x
Depositing User: Kostas Retsikas
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2008 16:26
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3284

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