Departing From Java: Javanese Labour, Migration And Diaspora


by Hoefte, Rosemarijn; Peter Meel (Ed.)

Departing From Java: Javanese Labour, Migration And Diaspora

Price:  US$32.36   (SGD44.95*)
Format:  Paper Back, 288 pages
Published:  2018, Denmark, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9788776942465
SB#:  061950 (120)

About This Book

From colonial times through to the present day, large numbers of Javanese have left their homes to settle in other parts of Indonesia or much further afield. Frequently this dispersion was forced, often with traumatic results. Today, Javanese communities are found as close as Kalimantan and as far away as Suriname and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, migrant workers from Java continue to travel abroad, finding short-term employment in places like Malaysia and the Middle East. This volume traces the different ways in which Javanese migrants and migrant communities are connected in their host society and with Java as a real or imagined authoritative source of norms, values and loyalties. It underlines the importance of diaspora as a process in order to understand the evolving notions of a Javanese homeland across time and space.


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