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Telling Lives, Telling History: Autobiography and Historical Imagination in Modern Indonesia

Susan Rodgers (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085466
eISBN:
9780520914797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085466.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

These two memoirs provide unique windows into the Sumatran past, in particular, and the early twentieth-century history of Southeast Asia, in general. Originally published soon after the Indonesian ... More


Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Gregory M. Simon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The moral practices and concepts that circulate in Minangkabau society in West Sumatra, Indonesia articulate and help manage tensions between conflicting values and conflicting experiences of ... More


Introduction

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an ethnographic study of moral subjectivity among Minangkabau people, who form an Islamic society in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra. It argues that subjectivity must reflect the ... More


The Village and the Marketplace: The Moral Structure of a Minangkabau City

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The particular economic, religious, and political history of Minangkabau society in West Sumatra has fueled a moral tension between autonomy and social integration. Minangkabau society, and the city ... More


Being Minangkabau: Imagining Adat, Islam, and Ethnic Character

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The meanings attached to Minangkabau identity can be read as moral arguments for what society, and properly Minangkabau people, ought to be like. Minangkabau identity is imagined in terms of three ... More


The Awak People: The Moral Aesthetics of Social Unity

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

There is an aesthetic of social unity created through everyday interactions in Minangkabau society, where mixing in (bagaua) and being normal (biaso) are powerful moral concerns, supported by the ... More


Living with the Devil: Pure Selves and a Corrupting World

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Discourses in West Sumatra concerning the capacities of human selves include Islamic notions of the physical and metaphysical dimensions of existence and the tension between learned reason (akal) and ... More


Fashioning the Paribadi: Indirection and Spaces of the Personal

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In publicly obscuring potentially disruptive or troubling individual emotions, thoughts, and desires, Minangkabau people not only work to realize social integration, but also to create and protect ... More


Being Muslim Subjects: Essential Tensions and the Promise of Transcendence

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The tensions of moral subjectivity in Minangkabau society clash with the totalizing demands and promises of transcendence made by conceptions of Islam and its ethical practices. Shalat, the ritual of ... More


Introduction

Leonard Y. Andaya

in Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831899
eISBN:
9780824869403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831899.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter identifies Malayu ethnicity as a central theme of discussion. The emergence and expansion of the Malayu resulting from a convergence of economic and political interests ... More


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