The Life of the Longhouse: An Archaeology of Ethnicity

The Life of the Longhouse: An Archaeology of Ethnicity

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by Peter Metcalf
     
 

The remarkable longhouses of Borneo remain mysterious. This book describes life within them, and puts them in their historical and ethnographic context.See more details below

Overview

The remarkable longhouses of Borneo remain mysterious. This book describes life within them, and puts them in their historical and ethnographic context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107407565
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the problem: ethnicity and community; Part I. Longhouses: 1. Longhouses; 2. Longhouse communities; 3. The coming of the Brooke Raj; Part II. Longhouses and Leaders: 4. Aban Jau's career; 5. Aban Jau's successors; Part III. Longhouses and Trade: 6. The sultan's fence; 7. Pre-modern upriver trade; Part IV. Longhouse Populations: 8. The linguistic data; 9. Disease, slavery, assimilation, annihilation; Part V. Longhouses and Ritual: 10. The ritual consensus; 11. The ritual operator; 12. The impresarios of the ancestors; Part VI. Longhouses and the State: 13. Longhouses during the Raj; 14. Longhouses after the Raj; Conclusion: the general and the particular.

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