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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Robert Frederic Austin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iban (OC06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 33

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oc06-033

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Geographer-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). twentieth century

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Sarawak, Malaysia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ibans (Bornean people)

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