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Raiding the land of the foreigners : the limits of the nation on an Indonesian frontier

Author: Danilyn Rutherford
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

What are the limits of the nation on an Indonesian frontier? Focusing on Biak - a set of islands off the coast of western New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya - Danilyn Rutherford's  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danilyn Rutherford
ISBN: 0691095906 9780691095905 0691095914 9780691095912
OCLC Number: 473269258
Description: 296 p. : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations ix A Note On Languages and Locations xi PREFACE: Becoming a Foreigner xiii CHAPTER ONE: On the Limits of Indonesia 1 The Nation 4 The Foreign 13 Fetishism 19 Utopia 24 Envoi: Between Awakenings 29 CHAPTER TWO: Frontier Families 31 The Dislocation of Kinship 34 Front Doors, Back Doors 40 Mothers and Children 43 Brothers and Sisters 49 Interlude on Love, Violence, and Debt 62 Brothers and Brothers 65 History Revisited 70 CHAPTER THREE: The Poetics of Surprise 73 The Unpredictable Potency of Biak Warriors 76 Magical Feasts for Fish 80 Vocal Feasts for Families 90 Visual Feasts for Foreigners 99 Surprise and Subversion 105 CHAPTER FOUR: The Authority of Absence 109 Authority and Textuality 111 The Making of Big Foreigners 115 The Meanings of Reading 120 Collapsing Distances 134 CHAPTER FIVE: Messianic Modernities 137 Modernity and the "Indonesianization" of Indonesia 140 Mythical Limits 146 Two Tales of Conversion 150 Beyond Comparison 169 CHAPTER SIX: The Subjection of the Papuan 172 Colonial Contexts 177 Pacifying New Guinea 181 The Revival of Wor I 188 Rupture and Renewal 201 CHAPTER SEVEN: The Subject of Biak? 204 The Revival of Wor II 211 Raiding Jakarta 218 Waiting for the End 226 EPILOGUE: On Limits 229 Watching Television with Sister Sally 234 Notes 239 Glossary 263 References 265 Index 289
Responsibility: Danilyn Rutherford
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[A] sophisticated and well written volume. -- John Clammer Ethnic and Racial Studies

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