Tuesday, 22 January 2013

New issue of the Bijdragen

The new Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde is out.  If you're interested in Timor, like I am, then you may like the piece on water symbolism in Tetun-speaking Koba Lima, on the Indonesia-Timor Leste border (south coast).  There's also a new article by Roxana Waterson, whose work is generally very good (see her The Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia for a readable and beautiful survey of houses and social structure in the Malay archipelago).  Honestly, the other submissions failed to set my world alight, but I don't really mind - this is a free journal, and while I do have JSTOR access, I'm still appreciative when an organisation decides to spend its money on opening up its content to the world, even when it is about a subject as far from public interest as the ethnology of southeast Asia.

If nothing catches your eye there, don't forget to search the archives!  Some great old articles, including the earliest accounts of the Kutai inscriptions in English.

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