This chapter traces the origins, practices and socio-cultural dynamics of Indonesia’s internal ‘Javanese’ diaspora, focusing on resettlement from Java to the southern Sumatran province of Lampung. It draws on historical and popular textual sources, together with more contemporary ethnographic research undertaken in a transmigration settlement founded in the early 1980s. In excavating the cultural politics of this particular aspect of the Javanese diaspora, the chapter focuses on the interplay between a changing political culture and everyday practices of identity, as the latter are expressed through discourses and practices around land use and livelihood.
|Title of host publication||Departing from Java|
|Subtitle of host publication||Javanese Labour, Migration and Diaspora|
|Editors||Rosemarijn Hoefte, Peter Meel|
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||NIAS Studies in Asian Topics|