Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture

  • Victor T. King
  • Zawawi Ibrahim
  • Noor Hasharina Hassan

Part of the Asia in Transition book series (AT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Victor T. King, Zawawi Ibrahim, Noor Hasharina Hassan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Borneo-Wide Perspectives

  4. State-Specific Perspectives

  5. Case Studies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 533-606

About this book


This edited book is the first major review of what has been achieved in Borneo Studies to date. Chapters in this book situate research on Borneo within the general disciplinary fields of the social sciences, with the weight of attention devoted to anthropological research and related fields such as development studies, gender studies, environmental studies, social policy studies and cultural studies. Some of the chapters in this book are extended versions of presentations at the Borneo Research Council’s international conference hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2012 and a Borneo Studies workshop organised in Brunei in 2012. The volume examines some of the major debates and controversies in Borneo Studies, including those which have served to connect post-war research on Borneo to wider scholarship. It also assesses some of the more recent contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo itself. The major strength of the book is the inclusion of a substantial amount of research undertaken by scholars working and teaching within the Southeast Asian region. In particular there is an examination of research materials published in the vernacular, notably the outpouring of work published in Indonesian by the Institut Dayakologi in Pontianak. In doing so, the book also addresses the urgent matters which have not received the attention they deserve, specifically subjects, themes and issues that have already been covered but require further contemplation, elaboration and research, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo Studies. The book is a valuable resource and reference work for students and researchers interested in social science scholarship on Borneo, and for those with wider interests in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the Southeast Asian region.


Borneo studies Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam Borneo Research Council Post-war scholarly work on Borneo Borneo’s social transformation Anthropological studies in Sabah Linguistics in Sabah Ethnomusicological studies in Sabah Sociological research in Sarawak Anthropological research in Sarawak Ethnic identity in West Kalimantan Social change in West Kalimantan Social changes and the Tionghua, Dayak and Mel… Ethnic identities in Central Kalimantan Identities in Borneo Gender and urbanisation in Sarawak Media and Sociocultural Change in Borneo Material Culture and Museum Collections in Borneo Material Culture and Museum Collections in Borneo Environmental studies in Sabah

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor T. King
    • 1
  • Zawawi Ibrahim
    • 2
  • Noor Hasharina Hassan
    • 3
  1. 1.Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei DarussalamJalan Tungku Link, GadongBrunei Darussalam
  2. 2.Professor of Anthropology, Institute of Asian Studies and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei DarussalamJalan Tungku Link, GadongBrunei Darussalam
  3. 3.Lecturer at Geography and Development and Environmental Studies, Institute of Asian Studies and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University Brunei DarussalamJalan Tungku Link, GadongBrunei Darussalam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0671-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0672-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8252
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8260
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