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Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast Asia: Nation and Belonging in the Hinterlands

Renato Rosaldo


Nation building and the construction of citizenship, so often conducted—or coerced—from the center, are all too commonly studied from the center as well. This book moves the view of cultural citizenship to the periphery—specifically to the perspective of hinterland groups in Indonesia; the Philippines; and Sarawak, East Malaysia—to show that notions of nationhood and citizenship are not given, but created in dialogue between the state and local communities. Written by an emergent generation of anthropologists, its chapters address the question of how the identities of peoples whose lives are “ ... More

Keywords: nation building, citizenship, cultural citizenship, Indonesia, Philippines, Sarawak, East Malaysia, identities, nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520227477
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Renato Rosaldo, editor