Thomas Reuter

Prof Thomas Reuter is a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council, located at the Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne. After obtaining his PhD from ANU in 1997, he taught at Heidelberg University, held post-doctoral and QElI Fellowships at Melbourne, and a Research Fellowship at Monash University. He was President of the Australian Anthropological Association (2002-2005) and is the chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations, and an executive member of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Research has focused on Indonesian ethnology (Bali, Java, Kalimantan), New Social Movements, Religion, Political Anthropology, Social Organization, Status, Globalisation and General Theory. Thomas has authored more than fifty articles and the following seven books: Custodians of the Sacred Mountains: Culture and Society in the Highlands of Bali. Honolulu: Hawaii UP, 2002. The House of Our Ancestors: Precedence and Dualism in Highland Balinese Society. Leiden (Netherlands): KITLV Press, 2002. Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. London: Routledge, 2003. Budaya dan Masyarakat di Pegunungan Bali. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor, 2005. Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land: Land and Territory in the Austronesian world. Canberra: ANU Press, 2006. Global Trends in Religion, and the Reaffirmation of Hindu Identity in Bali. Clayton: Monash Asia Institute Press, 2008. The Return to Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia, Caulfield: MAI Press, 2010.

Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land »

Land and territory in the Austronesian world

Edited by: Thomas Reuter
This collection of papers is the fifth in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project. Reflecting the unique experience of fourteen ethnographers in as many different societies, the papers in this volume explore how people in the Austronesian-speaking societies of the Asia-Pacific have traditionally constructed their relationship to land and specific territories. Focused on the nexus of local and global processes, the volume offers fresh perspectives to current debate in social theory on the conflicting human tendencies of mobility and emplacement.