Book

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

University MicrofilmsAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1978 • Pages:

By: Austin, Robert Frederic.

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.
Subjects
Composition of population
Internal migration
External migration
Cereal agriculture
Land use
Forest products
Labor supply and employment
Travel
External relations
culture
Iban
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Geographer-4
Analyst
John Beierle
Coverage Date
twentieth century
Coverage Place
Sarawak, Malaysia
Notes
by Robert Frederic Austin
UM-77-17,945
Bibliography: p. 224-241
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Michigan, 1977
LCSH
Ibans (Bornean people)