Movement, Intra- and Inter-Networking

Full panel title

Movement, Intra- and Inter-Networking in Southeast Asia


Volker Grabowsky (University of Hamburg)
Amnuayvit Thitibordin (University of Hamburg)

Date and time

Double session

13 August, 14:00 – 15:45
13 August, 16:00 – 17:45


Room 50


Session I

  • Emergent Identity as a Characteristic of Diasporic Subjects: The Javanese in Southeast Sulawesi, c. 1930 – 2014
    Agus Suwignyo (Gadjah Mada University and University of Freiburg)
  • Institutionalizing the Passport in the Colony: A Brief Overview of Regulations on Freedom of Movement in the Dutch East Indies
    Makoto Yoshida (Fukuoka Women’s University)
  • Ethnic Diversity, Networks and Environmentalism in Urban Centers of Kalimantan
    Monika Arnez (Hamburg University)
  • The Identity Politics of the Rakhine and “Rohingya”: Internal Developments and External Impacts
    Kyaw Minn Htin (National University of Singapore)
  • Differentiating Ethnic Identity: Migrant and Diasporic Indians in Singapore
    Laavanya Kathiravelu (Nanyang Technological University)

Session II

  • Belief and Movement Related to Hero Cults in Lan Na (Northern Thailand)
    Pantipa Chuenchat (Universität Hamburg)
  • The Maoist Veteran Network and the Work of Post-War Memories in Northern Thailand – Nan Province
    Amalia Rossi (University of Milan- Bicocca)
  • Trekking in Mountain Villages of Chiang Mai Province: Economic and Anthropological Perspectives
    Manoj Potapohn (Chiang Mai University)
  • The Quest for Zhuang Identity: Transnational Movements of the Tai-Sibling
    Somrak Chaisingkananont (The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre)
  • From Buffer State to Market Place: Migration, Ethnicity and Development in the Lao Border Town of Müang Sing
    Volker Grabowsky (Hamburg University)

Panel abstracts

Southeast of Asia is located between China and India. There has always been a significant connection among the diverse populations in Southeast Asia. This is evident given the continuous and uninterrupted flow of people, ideas, and goods throughout the centuries. As a result of such interaction and cooperation, acculturation and integration flourished in these ethnically and religously diverse and mixed societies. However, the same processes have also the potential to create conflicts and tensions at various levels – local, national, and regional. The intra- and inter-networking, especially of exchanges at the regional level across the borders of the modern nation-state, have always been an integral part of life in Southeast Asia. New approaches of intra- and inter-networking in Southeast Asia deal not only with modern technological inovations, networks, economies and/or interconnectivity, but also pertain to phenomena such as nationalism, transnationalism, constructions of ethnicity, histories and cultures of Southeast Asia.