PD Dr. Birgit Bräuchler

Private Lecturer


E-Mail: braeuchler(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de

 

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

  • 2017 The cultural turn in peace research: prospects and challenges. Peacebuilding forthcoming
  • 2017 Social engineering the local for peace. Social Anthropology 25 (4): forthcoming
  • 2017 Peacebuilding and conceptualisations of the local. Social Anthropology 25 (4): forthcoming (together with Philipp Naucke)
  • 2017 Patterns of im/mobility, conflict and the re/making of identity narratives (together with Anais Ménard). Social Identities 23 (4): 379–395
  • 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

  • 2018 Teaching and Conceptualising Conflict and Peace in the Field of Legal Anthropology. In M.-C. Foblet, G.Woodman and A. Bradney (eds.), The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Legal Anthropology, Farnham: Ashgate: forthcoming.
  • 2018 Praxeologische Überlegungen zur Mediatisierungsdebatte – Eine ethnologische Perspektive. In M. Luger, P. Budka and F. Graf (eds.), Mediatisierung – Ritualisierung – Performativität. Vienna: Vienna University Press: forthcoming.
  • 2017 Contextualizing ethnographic peace research. In Gearoid Millar (ed.), Ethnographic Peace Research: Decolonizing Methodology. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 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

  • 2017 Diverging Conceptualisations of the Local in Peacebuilding (Special section of Social Anthropology 25 (4)), edited together with Philipp Naucke
  • 2017 Budaya Perdamaian: sebuah kisah desentralisasi dan rekonsiliasi di Indonesia. Yogyakarta: Ombak. Forthcoming.
  • 2017 Patterns of im/mobility, conflict and the re/making of identity narratives (Special issue of Social Identities 23 (4)), editorship
  • 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