Colonization and Conflict

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Danilo Geiger

Contemporary Settlement Frontiers in South and Southeast Asia

ISBN 978-3-643-80018-3
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2009
Seiten 608
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Asien: Forschung und Wissenschaft/LIT Studies on Asia


The „winning of the West“ – America’s 19th century
conquest of its continental hinterland – is being
re-enacted today at countless national peripheries of the
developing South. In the first study of its kind, seven
Asian and European researchers visit the volatile settlement
frontiers of South and Southeast Asia where agricultural
pioneers and indigenous people cohabit uneasily. Debunking
the myth that poverty and over-population explain the
colonization of the indigenous fringe, the book explores the
policy frames that support settlement, studies the forms of
indigenous accommodation and resistance to it, and looks at
the conflict-mitigating record of institutional solutions
where colonization led to violence.

Danilo Geiger, currently at the Rietberg
Museum, has lectured on political anthropology, indigenous
movements and the politics of identity at the University of
Zurich, Switzerland.