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Fellow (1 September 2000 - 30 June 2001)
I have been busy developing and refining the outline and some chapters of a study of “Development, Crises and Social Change in Rural Java: a village in Yogyakarta, 1930 –2000”, which has now translated itself from a rather dull village re-study to a more ambitious and interesting social history of the Javanese village of Kali Loro from the 1930s to the present. In the process I produced or revised for publication four articles/chapters focusing on various aspects of social, economic and political change in the village, including one paper co-authored with NIAS Fellow Irwan Abdullah. After one last round of field research in the village in November 2001 I hope to complete the book by mid-2002. I also read a mass of source materials for a book on “Java and Social Theory: Agrarian Debates and Scholarly Engagement”, a critical study of the ways in which agrarian conditions and poverty in Java have been perceived and debated by policy makers, intellectuals and activists during the twentieth century. I have also used the period at NIAS – this was my main ‘deviation’ from my original plan – to do further research and writing on the history of childhood and youth, with a special focus on the changing place of work and education in the lives of children in Europe and Asia (mainly, the Netherlands and Indonesia). Altogether I completed one edited volume and seven articles or book chapters.
Among many pleasant recollections of NIAS, something special was my daily bike-rides through the dunes between my home in Scheveningen and NIAS. In these moments I made plans and composed my thoughts, observed only by rabbits, pheasants and a lone fox.
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