Continuity under Change in Dayak Societies

  • Cathrin Arenz
  • Michaela Haug
  • Stefan Seitz
  • Oliver Venz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Cathrin Arenz, Michaela Haug, Stefan Seitz, Oliver Venz
    Pages 13-43
  3. Human-Environmental Relations

  4. Ethnicity, Identity and Conflicts

  5. Dayak Religion and Animism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-239

About this book


This volume provides a balanced picture of change and continuity within Dayak societies from an anthropological perspective by exploring diverse ways in which certain kinds of knowledge, performances and practices continue within the context of rapid and profound change. The contributions cover a broad variety of topics including political reform, decentralisation, environmental change and related changes in natural resource management, religion and ritual practice, the (re-)formation of ethnic identities as well as conflict transformation in Indonesian Borneo.

  • Human-Environmental Relations
  • Ethnicity, Identity and Conflict
  • Dayak Religion and Animism
Target Groups
  • Ethnologists, geographers, historians and researchers of Southeast Asia Studies
  • Ecologists
About the Editors
Cathrin Arenz coordinated the project „Grounding Area Studies in Social Practice: Southeast Asian Studies at Freiburg“ before she joined a consultancy for climate mitigation projects in 2016.
Dr. Michaela Haug is a member of the Dep. of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne.
Stefan Seitz is professor emeritus of the Dep. of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Freiburg.
Dr. Oliver Venz worked at the Dep. of Anthropology and Sociology of the University of Malaya. Since 2017 he works at the Sarawak Museum Campus Project.


cultural anthropology geography Southeast Asia Indonesia ethnic minorities resilience development studies Borneo identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Cathrin Arenz
    • 1
  • Michaela Haug
    • 2
  • Stefan Seitz
    • 3
  • Oliver Venz
    • 4
  1. 1.FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.KölnGermany
  3. 3.FreiburgGermany
  4. 4.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-18294-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-18295-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-4904
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-4912
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