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Title Fieldwork in Timor-Leste : understanding social change through practice / edited by Maj Nygaard-Christensen and Angie Bexley.

Published Copenhagen, Denmark NIAS Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  306.095987 FIEL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series NIAS studies in Asian topics ; 59.
NIAS studies in Asian topic ; 59.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Fieldwork in a New Nation / Angle Bexley -- Portuguese Timor -- 2.Research Past and Research Present: Doing Fieldwork in Portuguese Timor and Timor-Leste / David Hicks -- 3.Lost Traces: Hunting the Past in the Colonial Archives of Timor-Leste / Ricardo Roque -- Fieldwork in a New Nation -- 4.Imagining Ethnography: Reflections on Fieldwork in Lautem / Andrew McWilliam -- 5.The Geracao Foun and Indonesia: Exclusion, Belonging and the Nation-State / Angie Bexley -- Spatiality and Temporality -- 6.Fantasy and Fossilization in the Study of Timor-Leste: Territoriality, Demography, and Status / Douglas Kammen -- 7.Entanglements of Power, Kinship and Time in Laclubar / Judith Bovensiepen -- Post-conflict Fieldwork -- 8.Rocks Don't Recognise Malae: Doing Ethnographic Research on Land Conflict In Timor-Leste / Pyone Myat Thu -- 9.The UN Document Leak: The Production of Political Controversy / Maj Nygaard-Christensen -- Positionality --
Contents note continued: 10.Research as Active Citizenship: Public Policy Research in Timor-Leste / Guteriano N. Soares Neves -- 11.Malae Melee: A Failed Attempt to Observe the Making of Timor-Leste's First Feature Film / Amy Rothschild.
Summary "This ground-breaking exploration of research methodologies in Timor-Leste brings together ten authors (veterans and early-career researchers) who have contributed to founding the field of Timor studies and who broadly represent a range of fieldwork practices and challenges from colonial times to the present day. Here, they introduce readers to their experiences of conducting anthropological, historical and archival fieldwork in this new nation. The volume further explores how researchers might examine processes of 'nation-making' without taking particular claims about what constitutes Timorese national identity for granted. Many chapters thus deal with how preconceptions can be challenged when actually carrying out ethnographic or historical research. The volume thus reflects and highlights the contestations and deliberations that have been symptomatic of the country's nation-building process."--
Other author Nygaard-Christensen, Maj, editor.
Bexley, Angie, editor.
Subject Anthropology -- Fieldwork -- Timor-Leste.
Social change -- Research -- Timor-Leste.
Fieldwork (Educational method) -- Timor-Leste.
Social change -- Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9788776942090