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Title Transformations in independent Timor-Leste : dynamics of social and cultural co-habitations / [edited by] Susana de Matos Viegas and Rui Graça Feijó.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Series Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asian studies ; 8
Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asian studies ; 8.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Timor-Leste -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Timor-Leste -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Timor-Leste -- Politics and government.
Political sociology.
Contents Contexts for a revival of custom -- Returning to origin places in an expanding world: customary ritual in independent Timor-Leste / Elisabeth G. Traube -- Hunting and harvesting in the commons:on the cultural politics of custom / Andrew McWilliam: -- The re-assertion of sacralised authority in post-occupation Uato-Lari / Susana Barnes -- Territorialities of the fallen heroes / Susana de Matos Viegas & Rui Graça Feijó -- Land and territory -- The challenges of establishing a land tenure system in a newly independent state / Dionisio Babo Soares -- Navigating without a compass: state transition in Timor-Leste's formal land tenure system / Dionisio Babo Soares -- Reconceptualizing land and territory in Oecusse Ambeno's enclave's special economic zone / Laura S. Meitzner Yoder -- Exchange, water and motif in an etic genre of narrative / David Hicks -- Governance and democracy -- An ecology of governance: rethinking the state and political community / Anne Brown & Damian Grenfell -- Managing persons and rituals: economic pedagogy as government tactics / Kelly Silva -- Local administration: a view from Vemasse / Michael Leach -- At home we wear cawat, outside we wear a tie / Rui Graça Feijó -- Cohabitation and political legitimacy at grassroots democracy -- Conflict resolution and the making of personhood in Lisadila (Maubara) / Daniel Simião.
Summary "1999 was a decisive year in the long history of the people of Timor-Leste, whose future was open when they voted for independence in a UN-sponsored referendum. Its results left no doubt that the Timorese considered themselves to be a nation wishing to have their own state, which they would rule. The book examines a vast array of transformations that have taken place over the past decades. It puts forward the idea of "co-habitations", which aims at inscribing the mutual influences arising from the existence of distinct social processes not only side by side but in their mutual influences and entanglements, sometimes resulting from effective clashes, some others from peaceful manipulation of social and cultural differences. From this analytical viewpoint of evolving power dynamics of co-habitations, experts in the field investigate issues that have been contentious in the recent past and analyse the challenges that present-day Timor-Leste is facing. Structured in three sections, the contributions address issues of governance, land, as well as the transformation in the traditional culture including conceptions about identity and exchange, and transformations in the ritual and religious experiences of becoming a nation rooted in self-determination. For the first time bringing together original contributions by the most notable experts on Timor-Leste in a cohesive and comprehensive way, the book will be of interest to academics in the field of Southeast Asian Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Law studies, History and Political Science"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Viegas, Susana de Matos, 1965- editor.
Feijó, Rui, editor.
Other Title Print version: De Matos Viegas, Susana. Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste. London : Taylor and Francis, 2017 9781315535005