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The Javanese of New Caldonia


Allen, P, The Javanese of New Caldonia, Departing from Java: Javanese Labour, Migration and Diaspora, NIAS Press, R Hoefte and P Meel (ed), Copenhagen, pp. 82-102. ISBN 978-87-7694-245-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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The story of how almost 20,000 Javanese were taken to New Caledonia between 1896 and 1949 on five-year labour contracts is a little-known part of the colonial history of the Southeast Asian region. Among other things it is a story of the tension between the cultural hybridity that results when populations move, or are moved, and adapt to new surroundings, and notions of ethnic cohesion in the diaspora.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Javanese New Caledonia diaspora
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Other human society
Research Field:Studies of Asian society
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Allen, P (Associate Professor Pamela Allen)
ID Code:129069
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-11-07
Last Modified:2019-02-26

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