Memory of Trade-CL

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Februar 2000



Trade, popular memory and colonialism in Indonesia.


Patricia Spyer is a Lecturer at the Research Centre Religion and Society at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


"The Memory of Trade is one of the most compelling works--ethnographic or otherwise--that I have read in Indonesian studies."--John Pemberton, author of On the Subject of "Java" "With profound insight, empathy, and theoretical sophistication, Patricia Spyer traces out the complex intertwinings among identity, global commerce, local ritual, and national politics. This book is a masterful demonstration of how much of modernity's paradoxes, romance, and uncanny displacements best come into sight when viewed from the perspective of the supposed margins."--Webb Keane, author of Signs of Recognition: Powers and Hazards of Representation in an Indonesian Society > "Patricia Spyer's monograph emerges dreamlike from an extended and thoughtful sojourn among the Aruese of Emun on Barakai island in eastern Indonesia, a community of pearl divers and collectors of marine products long involved in far-flung international seaborne trade... The book provides a richly textured and well-crafted narrative of the experiences, memories and imaginings of the Aruese confronted by what others might prefer to call globalisation, modernisation or uneven development, but which Spyer refers to as "modernity's entanglements". What is especially admirable about this study is the way in which the author imaginatively and skillfully weaves the themes of market exchange, colonial incorporation of marginal communities, European commentary on both the native and natural environment, local rituals and changing dress sense, recent religious conversion and nationalist politics into a story which is at once comprehensible and illuminating and yet full of uncertainties and open-ended futures."--Asian Affairs, February 2001
EAN: 9780822324058
ISBN: 0822324059
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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