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Author Sellato, Bernard.

Title Nomads of the Borneo rainforest : the economics, politics,and ideology of settling down / Bernard Sellato ; translated by Stephanie Morgan
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [1994]


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Description xxiii, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword / Georges Condominas -- Pt. 1. Punan Histories: Data and Methodology. Ch. 1. Land and People. Ch. 2. The Bukat. Ch. 3. The Kereho of the Busang River -- Pt. 2. Traditions and Changes: Origins of the Punan. Ch. 4. Traditional Nomad Culture. Ch. 5. Processes of Change. Ch. 6. Summary and Conclusion
Summary Bernard Sellato spent much of the past twenty years in the center of Borneo living with more than a dozen nomadic or formerly nomadic groups. From that wealth of experience emerged this major ethnographic work focusing on two groups, the Bukat and the Kereho Busang. Sellato reconstructs their history largely from oral tradition, demonstrating its value in understanding the political, social, and economic history of societies without a written language. The text is enhanced by photographs, charts, and detailed maps that allow the reader to follow the progress of the Punan migrations. Originally published in French as Nomades et Sedentarisation a Borneo, the work was awarded the Jeanne Cuisinier prize for the best French book on Southeast Asia in the social sciences and humanities. The English translation, by Stephanie Morgan, contains a foreword by Georges Condominas
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 257-273
Subject Nomads -- Sedentarization -- Borneo.
Punan (Bornean people) -- Economic conditions.
Punan (Bornean people) -- Agriculture.
Punan (Bornean people) -- Social conditions.
Shifting cultivation -- Borneo.
Social change -- Borneo.
LC no. 94004291
ISBN 0824815661 (acid-free paper)
Other Titles Nomades et sédentarisation à Bornéo. English