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SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar Series

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Today's date is Sunday, October 25, 2020
Asian Studies Seminar Series : Moving out of the Kitchen” Other events...
In this seminar, I will give an overview of the background of the project, and introduce some of the aims of my research. What I am going to present is a study of migration as practiced by an Indonesian ethnic group, the Bugis. The Bugis homeland is the low-land central-western part of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. As most scholars emphasise the same key word, i.e. ‘sompe’ or ‘passompe’ to describe the Bugis migrants and deny the spirit of ‘mallekke dapureng’ in analysing the Bugis migration. Mallekke dapureng literally means ‘moving out the kitchen’; interpreted as moving the whole family out to another place and not intending to return to the initial home. Although both sompe and mallekke dapureng have similar meaning, they indeed refer to different motives. The typical difference is that mallekke dapureng is permanent; while sompe refers to mobile settlers or migrants. We can distinguish the terms from the destination of Bugis settlers. Thus, my argument is focused on the permanent migration. In this case, I will focus on Bugis migrants in a transmigration area. My aim is to explore the changing meaning of migration in Bugis settlement as mobile migrants become permanent migrants. The motives of these migrants, how they create a new frontier world, and how they penetrate the indigenous community; are among the questions I aiming to answer. Furthermore, I intend to reconstruct the Bugis notion of merantau (lit. to wander) with a new interpretation. By this, the original contribution will be to bring new evidence of the Bugis process of settlement Indonesia.
Speaker(s) Mr Mukrimin Amin
Location Seminar room G.25, Social Sciences North
Contact Laura Dales <[email protected]> : 64887249
Start Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:30
End Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:25
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