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Installing the Insider “Outside”: House–Reconstruction and the Transformation of Binary Ideologies in Independent Timor–Leste

Bovensiepen, Judith M. (2014) Installing the Insider “Outside”: House–Reconstruction and the Transformation of Binary Ideologies in Independent Timor–Leste. American Ethnologist, 41 (2). pp. 290-304. E-ISSN 1548-1425. (doi:10.1111/amet.12076) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43363)

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Across Timor-Leste the reconstruction of ancestral origin houses has been a focus of immense personal and financial efforts since the end of the Indonesian occupation in 1999. I explore the rebuilding and inauguration of origin houses in the village of Funar, reoccupied by residents after their forcible resettlement elsewhere for over two decades. Examining how experiences of violence and displacement can engender new modes of identification, I consider the disparate assumptions about the nature and number of houses that came to the fore during these events. By juxtaposing monist and dualist presuppositions implicit in rival claims, I develop existing anthropological approaches to binary ideologies to conceptualize the ideological transformations that characterize postconflict recovery.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/amet.12076
Uncontrolled keywords: house societies; constitutive violence; diarchies; stranger–king; Southeast Asia; postconflict reconstruction
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Judith Bovensiepen
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 18:18 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:57 UTC
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