Out of the Forest and Into the Market: Social and Economic Transformations in a Bornean Foraging Society

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Title:
Out of the Forest and Into the Market: Social and Economic Transformations in a Bornean Foraging Society
Author:
Holmsen, Katherine
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation is an account of a Bornean hunting and gathering group, the Punan of Long Suluy, as it transitions from an economy based primarily in subsistence foraging to one increasingly oriented to the market and about the accompanying social shifts associated with that transition. It focuses on the period stretching from the mid-1960s until 2004 during which time an Arab Indonesian trader managed to establish and maintain what constituted a one-man monopoly over the Punans' trade in commercialized forest products. The relationship between the Punan and this trader began as one based solely in economics and eventually transformed into a type of patron-client relationship embedded in terms of mutual obligations and quasi-kin relations. As the Punan became increasingly involved in market relations and to adopt values based in material accumulation and an identity referenced outside of their own social group, they became increasingly adversarial with the trader, transitioning from subservient laborers to competitors in the forest product trade. This dissertation investigates both the shifting political economy of the Punan during this time period and their internal social dynamics as they negotiate their increasing participation in the market.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Punan; hunter-gatherers; Borneo; globalization
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lansing, J. Stephen
Committee Chair:
Lansing, J. Stephen

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleOut of the Forest and Into the Market: Social and Economic Transformations in a Bornean Foraging Societyen_US
dc.creatorHolmsen, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmsen, Katherineen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is an account of a Bornean hunting and gathering group, the Punan of Long Suluy, as it transitions from an economy based primarily in subsistence foraging to one increasingly oriented to the market and about the accompanying social shifts associated with that transition. It focuses on the period stretching from the mid-1960s until 2004 during which time an Arab Indonesian trader managed to establish and maintain what constituted a one-man monopoly over the Punans' trade in commercialized forest products. The relationship between the Punan and this trader began as one based solely in economics and eventually transformed into a type of patron-client relationship embedded in terms of mutual obligations and quasi-kin relations. As the Punan became increasingly involved in market relations and to adopt values based in material accumulation and an identity referenced outside of their own social group, they became increasingly adversarial with the trader, transitioning from subservient laborers to competitors in the forest product trade. This dissertation investigates both the shifting political economy of the Punan during this time period and their internal social dynamics as they negotiate their increasing participation in the market.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectPunanen_US
dc.subjecthunter-gatherersen_US
dc.subjectBorneoen_US
dc.subjectglobalizationen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLansing, J. Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.chairLansing, J. Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHill, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKuhn, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Thomas K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNichter, Marken_US
dc.identifier.proquest1955en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746533en_US
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