Women of the forest: an Indonesian example uri icon


  • The involvement of Dayak women in the forests of East Kalimantan is out­ lined in this paper, focusing on agriculture, collection of minor forest prod­ ucts, and gathering of wild foods. The results of a multidimensional scaling technique, called Galileo, are then presented. Differences between young peo­ples and adults perceptions of people and their environment are investigated as indicative of the directions of change in the community of Long Segar. The possibility that the differences observed reflected a simple difference in life experience under conditions of social stability as well as under conditions of change prompted a replication of the Galileo with the same ethnic group in the remote interior. The uniqueness of the young peoples responses from Long Segar, as contrasted to the other 3 groups, suggests that the Galileo indeed provides some useful quantification of the directions of change

publication date

  • 1982