Beyond Romance: Fieldwork in Sarawak
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Beyond Romance: Fieldwork In Sarawak offers a collection of fieldwork stories written through the lens of sociologists, historians and anthropologists who have made the people, cultures and environment of Sarawak their field of study. Fieldwork is, they have found, never a straightforward task of collecting data, it is about establishing a relationship with the people and their surroundings and learning to live in different worlds.
Bringing together fieldwork memoirs, short essays, journal entries and letters, Beyond Romance: Fieldwork In Sarawak also offers an insight into the history and culture of Sarawak from the eyes of its researchers, covering the ‘lost tribes’ in resettlement schemes, Kelabit child rearing, the biography of a Hakka civil servant and the Tua Pek Kong temples of Sarawak. It is a testament to the diversity of life within Sarawak which continues to attract the gaze of researchers from near and far.