In the war-torn and transformed landscape of Timor-Leste, culture is arguably one of the victims and survivors of the quarter-century of Indonesia occupation. In the post-independence period, with the government and international aid agencies focused upon reinstating such fundamental amenities as health, housing, water, and sanitation, and on redeveloping local economies throughout the countryside, issues of heritage and identity appear to be overlooked or relegated to nonessential status. Yet, throughout Timor-Leste the issue of cultural sovereignty is emerging as one of the new domains of struggle and resistance.
|Title of host publication||Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves|
|Place of Publication||Boulder|
|Publisher||University Press of Colorado|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|