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Harbouring Traditions in East Timor: Marginality in a Lowland Entrepot

McWilliam, Andrew


Drawing on the literature of networks and marginality, this paper explores the social history of the small trading port of Com on the northeast coast of Timor. Com's marginality, as I define it, is constituted as a remote outpost of inter-island and trans-local trade networks of the Indonesian archipelago, and reproduced in its contemporary isolation from centres of economic power and processes of the global market. The paper draws on narrative traditions and documentary evidence to chart Com's...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Modern Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X07002843


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