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Publications:
Sickness Ruins the Complexion, Breeding Disappears without Gold: Culture and the Interpretation of Illness among the Minangkabau of West Sumatra, Indonesia

This paper describes the meaning of illness to the Minangkabau of west Sumatra, with focus on traditional and modern factors that influence individual interpretation.

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Community Languages, Linguistic Isolation, and Social Exclusion in the Australian Context

This paper considers the issue of language and cultural background in contributing to social exclusion among Arabic and Indonesian speakers in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Experience of Old Age in West Sumatra, Indonesia: Culture Shift and Cultural Consonance in the Modern Era

This paper will describe how traditional institutions that guarantee care for the elderly have changed and the impact this has had on personal experience and cultural consonance in West Sumatra.

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Culture, Lifestyle and Diabetes in Indonesia

The incidence of diabetes is rising in Indonesia. This paper will discuss the impacts of recent social change and related behavior issues on diabetes in Indonesia and West Sumatra.

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Published Online: October 20, 2015

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The Resilience of West Sumatran Women: Historical, Social, and Cultural Impacts

This paper discusses resilience among women affected by anti-Communist violence in Indonesia from 1965-66. Based on ethnographic research, the impact of historical events on the formation of resilience is examined.

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Published online: February 19, 2016

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The Old Mind the House: The Elderly and Their Place in the Modern Minangkabau Family in Indonesia

This paper discusses the care of elderly relatives among the Minangkabau ethnic group in modern Indonesia, including the impact of social on traditional structures and the experience of older individuals.

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Published online: June 10, 2016

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