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Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

John W. Griffith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This book is a detailed analysis of Conrad’s early fiction, which as a response to his travels in so-called primitive cultures: Malaysia, Borneo, and the Congo. As a sensitive observer of other ... More


To Be or Not to Be: Challenges Facing Eastern Penan in Borneo

Peter Sercombe

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the nomadic Eastern Penan, the most socio-economically disadvantaged ethnic group in Borneo, and their endangered language. It provides a brief outline of the sociocultural ... More


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


British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia

A. J. Stockwell

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

British expansion in South-East Asia was shaped by the well-being of India, opportunities in China, and international, particularly Anglo-French, rivalry. From the late eighteenth century, British ... 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


The Problems of Sustainability

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Counterinsurgency campaigns were attritional. The insurgents were too weak to inflict a military defeat on the security forces. But they could win if they eroded the political will of the colonial ... More


Coming In, Rather Reluctantly, From the Cold

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter gives an account of the reappraisal of the convention which followed the Cyprus cases, and the problems it caused for UK colonial office. It describes the later derogations and the use ... More


Primates in Africa and Asia

Michael Heads

in Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The distributions of the ten widespread primate clades in Africa are compared and contrasted. The phylogenetic breaks are related to aspects of regional tectonics, including the Lebombo monocline of ... More


Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Louise Emmons

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought ... More


Tupai: an Introduction

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the treeshrews of Borneo. It provides a brief overview of thought on treeshrew taxonomy and phylogeny and the search for ... More


The Milieu: Field Study Sites and Habitats

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes field-study research on the habitats of treeshrews in Malaysia. About 20 percent of the mammal species of Borneo are endemic to it, including seven of its ten species of ... More


Synthesis

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the treeshrews of Borneo. It explains that the small number of living tupaiid species and the fossil record suggests that the treeshrews' ... More


Redeploying Technologies: ICT for Greater Agency and Capacity for Political Engagement in the Kelabit Highlands

Poline Bala

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The chapter examines why and how the Kelabit, a people of Central Borneo, engaged with information and communication technologies through the electronic Bario (e-Bario) development initiative. It ... More


Biodiversity: Species and Where They Live

Ilkka Hanski

in Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the biological diversity in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak based on an expedition to Borneo on March 22, 1978. Gunung Mulu, a region of virgin forests on steep ... More


. Hearts of Light: Wallace and Bates

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we meet two key players in the Darwinian circle: Alfred Russell Wallace and Henry Bates. We examine their early upbringing and their initial journeys in the Brazilian Amazon. The chapter ... More


War on the Pearl Frontier

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

in The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The entry of Japan into World War II in 1941 and its occupation of Indonesia forced the pearling industry to halt operations. The northern pearling ports were evacuated and Indonesian workers were ... More


Before the Gold Rush

Timothy Alborn

in All That Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190603519
eISBN:
9780190603540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603519.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

“Before the Gold Rush” recounts British efforts to find new sources of gold in order to enable the smooth functioning of the newly restored gold standard after 1820. Their first port of call was ... More


The Bornean carnivore community: lessons from a little-known guild

Joanna Ross, Andrew J. Hearn, and David W. Macdonald

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Niche differentiation reduces competition between species and modifies predation risk such that species coexistence is promoted. Temporal partitioning is a type of niche differentiation that has only ... More


Distribution and Formations

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The distribution of dipterocarps across the globe is presented in this chapter, with particular attention given to the variety of dipterocarp forest formations. The Dipterocarpaceae is primarily a ... More


January 1967: “Wild Man of Borneo”

Jas Obrecht

in Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647067
eISBN:
9781469647081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647067.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Jimi’s onstage antics bring him widespread coverage and interview opportunities in Record Mirror, New Musical Express (NME), Disc and Music Echo, and other British music magazines. The band tours ... More


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