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Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Serge A. Wich, S Suci Utami Atmoko, Tatang Mitra Setia, and Carel P. van Schaik (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book describes one of our closest relatives, the orangutan, and the only extant great ape in Asia. It is increasingly clear that orangutan populations show extensive variation in behavioral ... More


Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Evelyn Blackwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends (“femmes”) in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. While likening ... 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


Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world and home to an estimated 44 million Indonesians, its musical arts and cultures have not been the subject of a book-length study until now. ... More


Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan

Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert, and Helen Tiffin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837143
eISBN:
9780824869779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837143.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Arguably the most humanlike of all the great apes, particularly in intelligence and behavior, the orangutan has been cherished, used, and abused ever since it was first brought to the attention of ... More


Imagining Modern Indonesia via Autobiography

Susan Rodgers

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085466
eISBN:
9780520914797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085466.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book presents English translations of two childhood memoirs from Sumatra, Indonesia: P. Pospos's Aku dan Toba: Tjatatan dari Masa Kanak-Kanak (Me and Toba: Notes from Childhood Times) and ... More


Me and Toha

Susan Rodgers

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085466
eISBN:
9780520914797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085466.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the English translation of P. Pospos's childhood memoirs Aku dan Toba: Tjatatan dari Masa Kanak-Kanak. The twenty-four chapters of these memoirs relate the author's experience ... More


At Sea: The Pilgrim Sails for the Holy Land

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes sea travel by Buddhist monks, such as Hyecho’s journey from China to India, stopping in Sumatra and its kingdom of Śrīvijaya along the way. Because of their close association ... More


Connections across Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter highlights some of the connections between the traditional styles and genres of the performing arts across Sumatra, paying attention to the impact of indigenous religions and ... More


Sumatra’s Performing Arts, Groups, and Subgroups

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the traditional musical arts of Sumatra, with particular emphasis on the ethnographic, cultural, and historical contexts of the performing arts that contain music as well as some ... More


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