Austin, Robert Frederic, 1950-. Iban migration: patterns of mobility and employment in the 20th century

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Title: Iban migration: patterns of mobility and employment in the 20th century

Published By: Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1977 [1978 copy]. [ii], xiv, 241 leaves: maps

By line: by Robert Frederic Austin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Iban (OC06)

Subjects: Composition of population (162); Internal migration (166); External migration (167); Cereal agriculture (243); Land use (311); Forest products (314); Labor supply and employment (464); Travel (484); External relations (648);

Abstract: This document is a detailed study of Iban population movements in the twentieth century (p. 21). Austin discusses the motivation for these migrations, the extent to which individual longhouses or families participate in the migration stream, and the attitude of the Sarawak government to these migrations. Of particular interest in this work is the differentiation made by Austin between the mass migrations from one place to another (PINDAH), and the journey made by young Iban men for the expressed purpose of acquiring material profit and social prestige (BEJALAI). In addition to historical background on internal migrations within Sarawak, this study also includes information on external migrations to such areas as Brunei and Sabah.

Document Number: 33

Document ID: oc06-033

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: UM-77-17,945. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Michigan, 1977 Bibliography: p. 224-241

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Geographer-4

Analyst: John Beierle

Coverage Date: twentieth century

Coverage Place: Sarawak, Malaysia

LCSH: Ibans (Bornean people)


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