Beyond the Green Myth : Hunter-Gatherers of Borneo in the Twenty-First Century

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2007-04-30
Publisher(s): Univ of Hawaii Pr
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This is the first comprehensive picture of the nomadic and formerly nomadic hunting-gathering groups of the Borneo tropical rain forest, totaling about 20,000 people.

Table of Contents

Introduction : Borneo, hunter-gatherers, and changep. 1
Penanp. 50
Resourceful children of the forest : the Kalimantan Punan through the twentieth centuryp. 61
The emergence of the ethnic category Bhuket : diversity and the collective hunter-gatherer identity in Borneop. 91
The Punan from the Tubu' River, East Kalimantan : a native voice on past, present, and future circumstancesp. 110
Stuck at the bottom : opportunity structures and Punan Malinau identityp. 135
Nested disputes : building mediation procedures for Punan in West Kalimantanp. 160
Game, pets, and animal husbandry among Penan and Punan groupsp. 177
History and the Punan Vuhang : response to economic and resource tenure changep. 192
Continuity and adaptation among the Penan of Bruneip. 227
Penan ethnobotany : subsistence strategy and breadth of knowledgep. 262
Prior transcripts, divergent paths : resistance and acquiescence to logging in Sarawak, East Malaysiap. 289
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