Departing from Java to Lampung: Locating Javanese Diasporic Practices in Indonesia’s Transmigration Resettlement Programme

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeparting from Java
Subtitle of host publicationJavanese Labour, Migration and Diaspora
EditorsRosemarijn Hoefte, Peter Meel
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherNIAS Press
Pages27-53
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9788776942458
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameNIAS Studies in Asian Topics
PublisherNIAS Press
Number66

Keywords

  • diaspora
  • Javanese
  • transmigration
  • migration

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