'La iha fiar, la iha seguransa': the spiritual landscape and feeling secure in Timor-Leste

Winch, B 2017, ''La iha fiar, la iha seguransa': the spiritual landscape and feeling secure in Timor-Leste', Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, vol. 2, no. 23, pp. 197-210.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title 'La iha fiar, la iha seguransa': the spiritual landscape and feeling secure in Timor-Leste
Author(s) Winch, B
Year 2017
Journal name Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal
Volume number 2
Issue number 23
Start page 197
End page 210
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Abstract While the spiritual landscape in Timor-Leste has been widely acknowledged and documented, its security dimensions remain relatively unexplored and under-theorised. This article argues that there are many different dimensions of security, and that a more holistic acknowledgement of the beliefs and practices which constitute a prominent basis for the ways that people engage with and understand the world is required. Building on qualitative fieldwork conducted in 2016, this article examines how, in Timor-Leste, engagement with the spiritual landscape informs to a significant extent how people experience, understand and produce security, in ways that state-based security provision often cannot.
Subject Sociology not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Conflict and security
culture
global south
Oceania
decolonisation and colonisation
DOI - identifier 10.1080/23802014.2017.1320200
Copyright notice © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 2379-9978
Versions
Version Filter Type
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 3 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 13:04:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us