PD Dr. Birgit Bräuchler

Private Lecturer

Tel.: 069/798 –33064
Fax: 069/798 –33065
E-Mail: braeuchler(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours: by appointment via e-mail only.

Research Focus

Media and cyberanthropology, conflict and peace studies, cultural rights and revival of tradition; Southeast Asia, esp. Indonesia and Moluccas


Current Research Projects
 


Selected Publications (since 2007)

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • 2015 Vom Regenwald in den Cyberspace: Räumliche und zeitliche Transformationen in der Feldforschungspraxis. Paideuma 61: 47–69
  • 2014 Modes of belonging in West Papua: local symbolism, national politics and international cultural concepts. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 48 (1: Special issue "Modes of belonging: citizenship, identity and difference in Indonesia", edited by Campbell Macknight, Kathryn Robinson, Birgit Bräuchler, Susanne Schröter): 35–66
  • 2014 Introduction (together with Kathryn Robinson and Susanne Schröter). Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 48 (1: Special issue "Modes of belonging: citizenship, identity and difference in Indonesia", edited by Campbell Macknight, Kathryn Robinson, Birgit Bräuchler, Susanne Schröter): 1–4
  • 2011 Immaterielles Kulturerbe als Friedensstifter. Sociologus 61 (1): 91–115
  • 2011 Kings on Stage: Local Leadership in the Post-Suharto Moluccas. Asian Journal of Social Sciences 39 (2: Special issue "Eastern Indonesia under Reform: The Global, the National and the Local ", edited by Birgit Bräuchler and Maribeth Erb): 196-218.
  • 2011 Introduction - Eastern Indonesia under Reform: The Global, the National and the Local (together with Maribeth Erb). Asian Journal of Social Sciences 39 (2: Special issue "Eastern Indonesia under Reform: The Global, the National and the Local ", edited by Birgit Bräuchler and Maribeth Erb): 113-130.
  • 2010 The Revival Dilemma: Reflections on Human Rights, Self-Determination and Legal Pluralism in Eastern Indonesia. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 62: 1-42
  • 2010 Integration and Exclusion: Islam Adat in the Central Moluccas. Indonesia and the Malay World 38 (110) March 2010: 65-93
  • 2009 Cultural Solutions to Religious Conflicts? The Revival of Tradition in the Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia. Asian Journal of Social Sciences 37 (6): 872-891
  • 2007 Religious Conflicts in Cyberage. Citizenship Studies 11 (4) September 2007: 329-347
  • 2007 Die Revitalisierung von Tradition: Im (Ver-)Handlungsfeld zwischen staatlichem und lokalem Recht / The revitalisation of tradition: Agency and negotiations between state law and local law (together with Thomas Widlock). Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 132, Special issue Die Revitalisierung von Tradition / The Revitalisation of Tradition, edited by Birgit Bräuchler and Thomas Widlock: 5-14
  • 2007 Ein Comeback der Tradition? Die Revitalisierung von Adat in Ostindonesien / A Comeback of Tradition? The Revitalisation of Adat in Eastern Indonesia. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 132, Special issue Die Revitalisierung von Tradition / The Revitalisation of Tradition, edited by Birgit Bräuchler and Thomas Widlock: 37-57

Book chapters

  • 2016 Praxeologische Überlegungen zur Mediatisierungsdebatte – Eine ethnologische Perspektive. In M. Luger, P. Budka and F. Graf (eds.), Mediatisierung – Religiosität – Heilung. Ethnographische und anthropologische Annäherungen an Performativität und Transformation. Vienna: Vienna University Press: forthcoming.
  • 2016 Praxeologische Überlegungen zur Mediatisierungsdebatte – Eine ethnologische Perspektive. In M. Luger, P. Budka and F. Graf (eds.), Mediatisierung – Religiosität – Heilung. Ethnographische und anthropologische Annäherungen an Performativität und Transformation. Vienna: Vienna University Press: forthcoming.
  • 2014 Modes of Interreligious Coexistence and Civility in Maluku. In V. Gottowik (ed.), Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • 2014 Christian-Muslim Relations in Post-Conflict Ambon, Moluccas: Adat, Religion and beyond. In B. Platzdasch and J. Saravanamuttu (eds.), Religious Diversity in Muslim-majority Southeast Asia: Areas of Toleration and Conflict. Singapore: ISEAS.
  • 2013 Cultural Solutions to Religious Conflicts? The Revival of Tradition in the Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia. In: Reuter, Thomas A. and Alexander Horstmann (eds.), Faith in the Future: Understanding the Revitalization of Religions and Cultural Traditions in Asia. Leiden: Brill (expanded version of 2009 article).
  • 2012 Intangible cultural heritage and peace building in Indonesia and East Timor. In: Patrick Daly and Tim Winter (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia. London/New York: Routledge: 153-167.
  • 2011 Usages stratégiques d'Internet dans le conflit des Moluques. In: Patrick Schmoll (ed.), Communautés Virtuelles (La Société Terminale 1). Strasbourg: Néothèque: 349-366 (slightly revised and reprinted version of Revue des Sciences Sociales 35, 2006, Special issue Les nouvelles figures de la guerre: 84-91)
  • 2011 The transformation of the media scene: From war to peace in the Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia. In: Krishna Sen and David T. Hill (eds.), Politics and the Media in 21st Century Indonesia. London: Routledge: 119-140
  • 2010 Religions Online: Christian and Muslim (re)presentations in the Moluccan conflict. In: Susanne Schröter (eds.), Christianity in Indonesia. Berlin: LIT: 203-224
  • 2009 Introduction: Reconciling Indonesia. In: Birgit Bräuchler (ed.), Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots Agency for Peace. London/New York: Routledge: 3-33
  • 2009 Mobilising Culture and Tradition for Peace – Reconciliation in the Moluccas. In: Birgit Bräuchler (ed.), Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots Agency for Peace. London/New York: Routledge: 97-118
  • 2009 Der Molukkenkonflikt im Internet: Globale Dimension eines lokalen Konflikts. In: Martin Slama (ed.), Konflikte – Mächte – Identitäten: Beiträge zur Sozialanthropologie Südostasiens. Wien: ÖAW-Verlag: 87-116

Books / Edited volumes

  • 2015 The Cultural Dimension of Peace. Decentralization and Reconciliation in Indonesia. London: Palgrave Macmillan (awarded the 2016 Ernst-Otto Czempiel Prize by PRIF)
  • 2014 Modes of belonging: citizenship, identity and difference in Indonesia (Special issue of Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs
    48 (1)), edited together with Campbell Macknight, Kathryn Robinson and Susanne Schröter
  • 2013 Cyberidentities at War: The Moluccan Conflict on the Internet. New York: Berghahn (translated from the German by Jeremy Gaines, with a new epilogue by the author)
  • 2011 Eastern Indonesia under Reform: The Global, the National and the Local (Special issue of the Asian Journal of Social Sciences 39 (2)), edited together with Maribeth Erb
  • 2010 Theorising Media and Practice (edited together with John Postill). New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books (official book launch at the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, London, 27. May 2011)
  • 2009 Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots Agency for Peace (editor). London/New York: Routledge (paperback version in 2011)
  • 2007 Die Revitalisierung von Tradition / The Revitalisation of Tradition (Special issue of the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 132), edited together with Thomas Widlok
  • 2005 Cyberidentities at War: Der Molukkenkonflikt im Internet. Bielefeld: transcript (medienwelten series, edited by Dorle Dracklé)

Working Papers / Dossiers / Magazines


Conference / Workshop organisation

  • 2016 "Impact and localization of international knowledge regimes", workshop organization (together with Sabine Mannitz), EASA conference, Milan, 20.-23. July
  • 2015 "Das Friedenspotential des Lokalen in Gewaltkonflikten. Ethnologische Beiträge zur Friedensforschung / The peace potential of the local in violent conflicts. Anthropological contributions to peace research", panel organization (together with Philipp Naucke), Marburg, 30. September - 3. October
  • 2015 Co-organization of the International Conference of PACSA (Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology), Frankfurt, 2.-4. September
  • 2015 "Indigenous mediascapes in Indonesia", panel organization, Euroseas conference, Vienna, 11.-14. August
  • 2015 "Media, Indigenous People and Democratic Movement", workshop organization (together with Lambang Trijono and Najib Azca), Department of Sociology, Sociology Research Center and Center for Security and Peace Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, 3. March
  • 2015 "The ambivalence of new media in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Propaganda, Resistance, Empowerment", workshop organization (together with Imam Ardhianto and Seto Hardjana), Center of Anthropological Studies and Labsosio, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, 24. February
  • 2014 "Indigeneity under scrutiny: Indigenous rights in comparative perspective (Indonesia, Australia and beyond). Research Round Table at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, 25. October
  • 2014 "Local, National and Transnational Modes of Belonging in Indonesia and Beyond", organisation of an Australian-German Workshop, Goethe-University Frankfurt, 18. July
  • 2013 "Challenges to national identity from alternative imaginings of belonging", panel organization (together with Kathryn Robinson), Australian Anthropology Society Annual Conference 2013, Canberra, 6.-8. November
  • 2010 "Eastern Indonesia under Reform: New Topics, New Approaches", workshop organisation (together with Maribeth Erb), Euroseas conference, Göteborg, 26.-28. September
  • 2009 "Conflict and the (Re-)Appropriation of Normality", workshop organisation, Conference of the German Anthropological Association, Frankfurt, 30. September – 3. October
  • 2008 "Challenges of local and regional cultural politics in Southeast Asia", workshop organisation (together with Kari Telle),EASA conference, Ljubljana, 26.-29. September
  • 2007 Co-organisation of the International Conference on Contemporary Conflict in Anthropological Perspective by PACSA (Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology), Halle/Saale, 5. October
  • 2007 "Cultural solutions to violent conflict?", workshop organisation (together with Alexander Horstmann), International Conference on Contemporary Conflict in Anthropological Perspective organised by PACSA (Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology), Halle/Saale, 5. October
  • 2007 Organisation of the international conference "In Search of Reconciliation and Peace in Indonesia and East Timor", Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 18.-20. Jul