Indegeneity in society and nature: the ambiguous case of Brunei

David Trigger, Siti Norkhalbi Haji Wahsalfelah

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The core theoretical questions at issue in this paper focus on the concepts of ‘indigeneity’, ‘nativeness’ and ‘autochthony’. If these features of identity and citizenship are increasingly discussed and in some contexts promoted, we can ask the following question for a range of societies: What are the criteria or bases on which this aspect of cultural identity is asserted and /or accepted? That is, how do societies work out who is ‘an indigenous person’ and who is not? Indeed, is this a more or less important question that varies across societies with different politico-cultural histories?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-90
Number of pages17
JournalJanang : Jurnal Akademi Pengajian Brunei
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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