This book is emphasised on the significance of the international border in creating a growing clevage between Sarawak Kelabit and their Berian kinsmen in East Kalimantan. In this book the author goes much further, and, fittingly, makes the border and its evolving significance to the peoples of the Highlands her central topic. In the fascinating way, the story of the border also becomes, as she tells it, her own story. Playing upon the multiple meanings inherent in the notion of boundaries and borders and of the role that they play in creating and mediating identities.
Changing Borders and Identities in The Kelabit Highlands
by Poline Bala