Spirits out of place : relational landscapes and environmental change in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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dc.contributor.author Herrmans, Isabell
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-24T22:04:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T03:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.identifier.citation Herrmans , I 2020 , ' Spirits out of place : relational landscapes and environmental change in East Kalimantan, Indonesia ' , Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute , vol. 26 , no. 4 , pp. 766-785 . https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.13413
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1525-0366/work/90051893
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/335622
dc.description.abstract This article examines interaction with spirits among the Luangan, a group of shifting cultivators in Indonesian Borneo. Through examples of different forms of Luangan spirit interaction, it interrogates the relationship between the spirit world and the natural environment, with special reference to what happens when the latter undergoes dramatic change. Inspired by Eduardo Kohn's understanding of how the spirit world is semiotically embedded within the rainforest environment, I explore how relations with nonhumans reflect historical and ongoing experiences of life and sociality in the forest and human domain, while superimposing a virtual relational landscape upon the natural landscape. It is proposed that spirit communication offers a means of refiguring human lives and alleviating debilitation, and that recurrent rituals enable Luangans to virtually maintain relations with unseen beings of the local environment, even where it has been thoroughly transformed through oil palm cultivation. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
dc.subject GHOSTS
dc.title Spirits out of place : relational landscapes and environmental change in East Kalimantan, Indonesia en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.13413
dc.relation.issn 1359-0987
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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