Autonomy, identity, and ‘illegal’ logging in the borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Autonomy, identity, and ‘illegal’ logging in the borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Borderland identity and traditional community autonomy affect the practice of ‘illegal’
logging and the impact of regional autonomy among the Iban along the upper Kapuas
borderland in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. We examine these issues with attention to
the historical development of the Kalimantan Iban as a border people, their struggle to
maintain control over their traditional forest resources under the fluctuating power of the
Indonesian state and their approaches in dealing with regional and cross-border interests
in the harvesting of their forests.

Authors: Wadley, R.L.; Eilenberg, M.

Topic: illicit logging,logging,decentralization,regional government,boundaries,ethnic groups,Iban,anthropology

Geographic: Indonesia,Malaysia,Kalimantan,West Kalimantan

Publication Year: 2005

Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 66(1): 19-34


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