Beyond Bali
Beyond Bali
Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy
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List of Illustrations Forword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Kebalian, Long Distance Nationalism and the Balinese Left in Exile Chapter 2 Balinese Post-Colonial Pedagogies and Contested Intimacies Chapter 3 ?Shared Cultural Heritage? and the Visible and Invisible World Overseas Chapter 4 ?A Balinese Colonial Drama without Balinese??: Interethnic Dynamics in Post-colonial Commemorations Chapter 5 ?My Home is your Home?: the Possibilities, Challenges and Failures of Home Making Anxieties About Marginality Notes Bibliography

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"This is a good book by which to gain insight and orientation on the contemporary experience of Balinese migrants and exiles in the Netherlands." - Ramon Guillermo, *International Journal of Asian Studies*, May 2019 "Ana Dragojlovic’s *Beyond Bali* is a meaningful contribution to translocal diaspora and mobility studies as well as Asian and European studies [...] Dragojlovic moves seamlessly between her ethnographic encounter with the Balinese diaspora and engagement with studies on postcolonialism, citizenship, and subjectivity [...] Overall, *Beyond Bali* is a must-read tour de force." - Iqra Anugrah, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA, *Pacific Affairs*: Volume 91, No. 4 — December 2018 "Ana Dragojlovic's richly recounted, lovingly written, and often intensely moving ethnography explores the transnational anxieties of identity, using the concept of "post-colonial intimacy" to bring to the fore the conflicted situation of these doubly alienated transnational islanders in search of the assurance of familiar roots= The grace of her prose is a fitting frame for the story of a people who face uncertain futures with the elegance and poise for which their heritage has long been famous." - _Michael Herzfeld_

Ana Dragojlovic

Beyond Bali

Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy

This ethnography explores how Balinese citizens produce postcolonial intimacy-a complex interaction of claims to proximity and mutuality between themselves and the Dutch under colonialism that continues today. Such claims, Ana Dragojlovic explains, are crucial for the diasporic reconfiguration of kebalian, or Balinese-ness, a concept that encompasses the personal, social, and cultural complexities involved in Balinese identity in Dutch postcolonial society. This identity enables Balinese migrants to see themselves as carriers of unique cultural traditions both promoted by and in disagreement with Dutch cultural values.

Ana Dragojlovic

Ana Dragojlovic is a lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is an anthropologist working at the intersections of mobility, post-colonial and critical race studies, feminist and queer theory, and masculinity studies. She is currently working on a project that focuses on therapy cultures, particularly as they related to historical violence with interests in affect, embodiment, and subjectivity. Her regional specialisation reflects her interest in diasporas and empires and includes Indonesia, the Netherlands, Dutch East-Indies and Afro-Asian connections (particularly in relation to the Afro-Caribbean).