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Modes of belonging in West Papua: local symbolism, national politics and international cultural concepts

Brauchler, Birgit


The traditional net bags of West Papua (noken) were recently declared intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO, which, all of a sudden, propelled them on to a global stage. Given these new developments and given West Papua's problematic relationship to the Indonesian nation-state, the net bags give expression not only to local identity but also to global cultural heritage politics, a global indigenous peoples' movement and the integration into and resistance against the nation-state....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-06
Type: Journal article
Source: RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs


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