Timorese elites by Abilio de Araujo

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  • Elite (Social sciences) -- Indonesia -- Timor Timur,
  • Timor Timur (Indonesia) -- History.,
  • Timor Timur (Indonesia)

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StatementAbilio de Araujo ; translated by J.M. Alberto ; edited by Jill Jolliffe and Bob Reece.
ContributionsJolliffe, Jill, 1945-, Reece, Bob, 1940-
LC ClassificationsDS646.5 .A7313, DS646.5 A7313
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Pagination8 p. :
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Open LibraryOL19007800M
ISBN 100959849106

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Timor-Leste’s long journey to nationhood spans years of colonial rule by Portugal, a short-lived independence inand a year occupation by Indonesia. This book examines the history of nation-building and national identity in Timor-Leste, and the evolution of a collective identity through two consecutive colonial occupations, and into the post-independence era.

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This book provides a comprehensive country overview of Southeast Asia’s newest nation, Timor Leste (East Timor). This book focuses on its cultural and ethno-linguistic diversity, and its political history from the pre-Portuguese period up to The book pays particular attention to the historical roots of the current challenges to nation-building by reviewing the Indonesian occupation.

I am Timorese, living abroad (in Portugal), since I was 11 years old. I want to thank you for your book, Timor-Leste Land of Discovery, which gives me some images of Timor, my homeland, that I left 24 years ago.

The images are absolutely fantastic and many are of parts of Timor still unknown to me. This original volume examines the collaboration between East Timorese and international staff in the rebuilding of the education sector during the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) Using interviews, contemporary newspaper articles and reports from UN sources and the World Bank, the book enables a comprehensive analysis of Timorese agency.

The book analyses East Timorese society as it existed prior to first contact with Europeans Timorese elites book and Dutch explorers, merchants and missionaries). The impact of colonialism upon East Timor is explored, as well as the fluctuating and changing forms of resistance to Portuguese rule adopted by the Timorese people.

Great book about the crazy relationships and forgiveness of the Timorese people who have done terrible things to each other. Also highlights the massive failure of UN programs by people trying to push a western agenda without truly engaging the local population - 4/5(19).

One of these groups, the Timorese Democratic Union (UTD), had greater support among Timorese elites and senior Portuguese colonial administrators, while the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin), with its left-leaning, social democratic program, had the support of younger Timorese and lower-level colonial officials.

In researcher Rebecca Winters released the book Buibere: Voice of East Timorese Women, which chronicles many personal stories of violence and abuse dating to the earliest days of the occupation. One woman tells of being interrogated while stripped half-naked. Timorese participate in a wide range of sports, including football which they are extremely passionate about.

East Timor has taken part in Timorese elites book international sporting events., such as the Southeast Asian Games held in Vietnam in In the ASEAN Paralympics Games, also held in Vietnam, East Timor won a bronze medal.

In the Athens Olympic Games, six athletes participated in. First of all, as a timorese youth, I would like to congratulate all your efforts in supporting Timorese to fight the corruption and find it's dignity as a new born baby country.

I hope the book will be made available soon. "Most of the people of East Timor follow blindly to this Leader (XG).

This introductory chapter situates the book within contemporary scholarship on Timor-Leste. It presents the theoretical framework for the study, drawing on Benedict Anderson’s thesis of. The União Democrática Timorense (UDT, Timorese Democratic Union), was supported by the traditional elites, initially argued for a continued association with Lisbon, or as they put it in Tetum, mate bandera hum — 'in the shadow of the [Portuguese] flag', but later.

Early inreports began to circulate in the Indonesian capital that a possibly decisive turn had occurred and large numbers of East Timorese. The only locals allowed through for the privilege of ordering a drink that costs more than most people's daily wage are the local capitalist and governing elites.

Otherwise, the Timorese have become a blurred 'other', regularly referred to in conversation as 'they' and 'them'.

'They' are slow, lazy and backward. narratives produced by UN officials, East Timorese elites, and East Timorese survivors.

Specifically, her goal is to elucidate how the dominant discourse failed to meet the needs of many survivors. For UN and elite perspective on transitional justice, she relies on official documents and speeches, accented with some interviews. Previous; Products. GRAND STRATEGIES OF LIBERATION IN ERITREA AND EAST TIMOR; The Eritrean and East Timorese liberation movements toward a comparative study of their grand strategies.

Max Lane. On East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri and the speaker of East Timor's parliament Lu'olo sent a letter to the governments of Australia, Portugal, Malaysia and New Zealand as well as to the United Nations asking for assistance in the form of a military presence in order to respond to civil disorder in the East Timor capital Dili, and surrounding.

Dumont (L.)Homo Hierarchicus: o sistema de castas e suas implicações.; This text is one of the first products of a research project named “A nação em urnas: projetos civi ; 1 In the first semester ofEast Timor, as an independent country, held its first presidential and parliamentary elections.

The political and social crisis of was the background for the pleas. Timorese elite classes have benefitted from microfinance during the Indonesian occupation and in today’s post-conflict regime.

Extractive debt relations between elite classes and ordinary citizens are enabled by a gender order that is regulated by brideprice and characterized by gendered circuits of. weak state institutions, rivalries among elites and security forces, deep-set poverty, unemployment, east-west tensions within the country, and population displacement.

The situation in Timor-Leste in is relatively calm compared with recent periods of political strife and insurrection. InSarah Mac Donald went to East Timor to report on a country on the verge of independence.

While she was there, she became godmother to a local boy, amid rising violence and intimidation. The first Timorese currency was the Portuguese Timorese pataca, introduced in Fromthe Portuguese Timorese escudo - linked to the Portuguese escudo - was used.

Inthe currency ceased to exist as East Timor was annexed by Indonesia and began using the Indonesian rupiah. InEast Timorese pro-independence factions joined under an organization called the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT).

The CNRT and students helped lead a mobilization of East Timorese, including business elites and members of the Indonesian security forces to. The East Timorese elite has sought to court other powers, especially China, to offset Australian dominance.

China has made prominent investments, including of. This should come as little surprise, as Portuguese was an elite language during the colonial era, and little more than ten percent of East Timorese spoke it.

The assimilated Portuguese-speakers (assimilados) formed a local elite, educated in seminaries and eligible for full Portuguese citizenship.

This group was instrumental in the rise of. The Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) broadly consisted of elites who had worked with the Portuguese regime and wanted a self-governing state linked to Portugal, with little social disruption. The Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) stressed total independence and.

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i has made freely available online (in PDF format) a brief, page high-school level workbook, East Timor: The World’s Newest Country, by Flo Lamoureux.

The purpose of this book is to provide students with an overview the world’s newest nation–East Timor. The narrative begins with a section on pre-colonial Timor and. grand strategies of liberation in eritrea and east timor.

Burdened by realpolitik, the Timorese political elite have generally opted for a reconciliatory stance to relations with Indonesia. InXanana and former Indonesian army General Wiranto, accused of human rights violations in connection with Indonesia’s withdrawal from Timor-Leste, even embraced.

Fretilin wanted to go to an election as they knew they had overwhelming support from the East Timorese non-elites (aka masses). Meanwhile the routed UDT elements sought support from the Indonesians who were already carrying out intimidating incursions at the border (including in and near Balibo).

Radical liberalization of the economy, combined with the inflationary pressures of a well-funded international donor elite, has rendered most Timorese economically unviable. With just under half of itsinhabitants living in "extreme poverty" as defined by the UN, Timor is already the poorest nation in Asia and getting worse.

The book is a blend of narrative history, travelogue and personal reminiscences based on four years in Dili. As Australia announced an increase in its aid spending in Tuesday's budget, the Timor-Leste experience should give us some food for thought about what works and what doesn't when it comes to foreign assistance.

This original volume examines the collaboration between East Timorese and international staff in the rebuilding of the education sector during the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) the book enables a comprehensive analysis of Timorese.

Timorese. LOCATION: East Timor, West Timor (Indonesia) POPULATION: 2 million LANGUAGE: Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian. RELIGION: Roman Catholic INTRODUCTION. The Timorese people live on the island of Timor in Southeast Asia and also on some nearby islands.

Because of their colonial history —the Portuguese occupying the eastern half of the island and several enclaves in the west.

The various attitudes towards marriage prestations express different ways in which East Timorese elites in Dili perceive indigenous usos e costumes. Through these they negotiate their place in the world as well as the moments and positions they take in the process of imagining the nation.

East Timor, island country in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, at the southern extreme of the Malay Archipelago. It occupies the eastern half of the island of Timor, the small nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and the enclave of Ambeno.

Dili is the capital and largest city. Examining choices made by the Timorese and drawing comparison with other former Portuguese colonies, the text considers the power of the Timorese elite, the role of nepotism and corruption, the preservation of the Indonesian curriculum and the selection of Portuguese as the medium of instruction and official language - together with Tetum.

On Augthe population of East Timor voted overwhelmingly for independence from Indonesia. The world's newest country, officially known as Timor-Leste, was poised to face enormous political and economic hurdles over the following years in an effort to solidify its political base, sustain its largely rural but growing urban population, and exploit its offshore natural gas.

Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-conflict Timor-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth edited by Sara Niner, Routledge, Reviewed by Ines Smyth The long and painful political and social transitions undergone in Timor-Leste have been documented from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and in many publications, especially in the years just preceding and immediately following independence.

I arrived soon after the Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to two East Timorese: Bishop Carlos Belo, the leader of the Catholic Church in the territory, and Jose Ramos-Horta, head of the diplomatic wing of the East Timorese resistance.

The award sent shockwaves through Jakarta's ruling elite and gave a great boost to the people of East Timor. The Timorese elites smelled this political change. They formed political parties with the aim of a broad ranging political transition before independence.

The end goal was completely breaking the chain with colonialism and integration with either Indonesia or Australia. The ceremony was not as spectacular as inbut two Australian government ministers still led a champagne toast when they signed a new Timor Gap oil and gas treaty with East Timorese.

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