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Documentary of the Ammatoa of Sulawesi, Indonesia

ammatoaThis documentary by University of Hawaiʻi Asian Studies Master’s student Sapril Akhmady, available for download or streaming, begins at a time when the Ammatoa people of Sulawesi in Indonesia are feeling deeply disturbed about ongoing changes in their community. They feel as if they are facing currents of transformation that will fundamentally affect their culture and their traditional way of life. The system of agriculture has been changed; machines for activities like paddy pounding have been introduced, modern roads have been built around villages, and customary land has been taken away. Underlying all of these changes is the fact that traditional knowledge has been lost and that the younger generation is less concerned about retaining this knowledge.

Sapril Akhmady also wrote an article on the Ammatoa available for download.

Cakalele, a Maluku Journal

cakaleleCakalele is a journal devoted exclusively to publishing the results of research in and about Maluku, as well as the Maluku communities scattered through Indonesia and the Netherlands. The past years have witnessed the rapid growth of Maluku as an area of study in many diverse scholarly fields, in both the humanities and the sciences. Despite this increase in research and analysis there is no forum for exchange of information and theory. The absence of an area-focused academic journal in this critical period of growth and exchange inhibits the development of muliti-disciplinary scholarship. Cakalele is based on the notion that by restricting the scope of coverage to one geographical area, scholarly perspective can expand to encompass the results, notions, and methodologies of other fields of study. There are points of intersections which become all the more important in the confines of an area-focused medium of exchange.

Individual articles for Cakalele are now available for download, for free, on ScholarSpace, the University of Hawaii’s Institutional Repository for academic papers, research, journals, podcasts and more.

Please contact the new publishers of Cakalele, Museum Maluku in Utrecht, The Nederlands, for information on the future of the journal!

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