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The Dynamics of Resistance and Emulation in Makassarese History
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Vol. 32, No. 3 (Oct., 2001), pp. 423-435
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Department of History, National University of Singapore
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20072356
Page Count: 13
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This article situates historical struggles for supremacy in early modern Makassar within a framework of intrafamily rivalry in which cooperation and competition coexisted. Through a reading of two texts, it examines the connections between resistance and emulation in a society that viewed social and political relationships within the structuring context of kinship. These contradictory impulses produced tensions fostering cycles of alliance and rivalry characteristic of centre-periphery dynamics in South Sulawesi.
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies © 2001 Department of History, National University of Singapore