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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Monica Janowski

Qualifications: BA (Sussex), M.Phil. (Cambridge), Ph.D. (London School of Economics)

Overview

Monica Janowski
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Research Associate

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Research Associate

Name:
Dr Monica Janowski
Email address:
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office Hours:
By Email Appointment

Teaching

Research

SE Asia, in particular Borneo, and the Polish community in the UK; environmental anthropology including human relations with the ‘wild’, agriculture, and the symbolism of crops and animals; anthropology of food, esp. rice, and use of food as an ‘ethnic marker’ in the context of migration; kinship and ‘relatedness’ through food.

Publications

Authored Books

Janowski, Monica (2003) The Forest, Source of Life: the Kelabit of Sarawak. London: British Museum.

Janowski, Monica Tuked Rini, Cosmic Traveller. Life and Legend in the Heart of Borneo. NIAS Press and Sarawak Museum. (In Press)

Edited Books

Ingold, Tim and Janowski, Monica, eds. (2012) Imagining Landscapes Past, Present and Future. London: Ashgate. (Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception)

Barker, Graeme and Janowski, Monica, eds. (2011) Why cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in Southeast Asia. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Anthropological Research.

Janowski, Monica and Kerlogue, Fiona, eds. (2007) Kinship and Food in Southeast Asia. Copenhagen: NIAS. (NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asican Studies. Studies in Asian topics, 38)

Book Chapters

Janowski, Monica (2012) 'Imagining the force(s) of life and the cosmos in the Kelabit Highlands.' In: Janowski, Monica and Ingold, Tim, (eds.), Imagining Landscapes: Past Present and Future. Ashgate. (Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception) (In Press)

Janowski, Monica (2012) 'Imagining the Forces of Life and the Cosmos in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak.' In: Ingold, Tim and Janowski, Monica, (eds.), Imagining Landscapes. London: Ashgate. (Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception)

Janowski, Monica and Barker, Graeme (2011) 'Introduction to Why Cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in SE Asia.' In: Janowski, Monica and Barker, Graeme, (eds.), Why Cultivate? Understandings of past and present adoption, abandonment, and commitment to agriculture in Southeast Asia. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Janowski, Monica (2011) 'Rice Beer and Social Cohesion in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak.' In: Schiefenhovel, W. and Macbeth, Helen, (eds.), Liquid bread: beer and brewing in cross-cultural perspective. Oxford and New York: Berghahn. (Anthropology of food and nutrition, v. 7)

Janowski, Monica and Langub, Jayl (2011) 'Footprints and Marks in the Forest: the Penan and the Kelabit of Borneo.' In: Barker, Graeme and Janowski, Monica, (eds.), Why cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in Southeast Asia. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Anthropological Research.

Janowski, Monica (2010) 'Naming systems among the Kelabit.' In: Kaartinen, Timo and Collins, James, (eds.), Western Borneo: Exploring Language Communities and Literaray Traditions. Oxford University Press [TBC]. (In Press)

Janowski, Monica and Janowski, Kaz (2008) 'Passion or medicine? Radio, research and change in Africa.' In: Blewitt, John, (ed.), Community, Enpowerment and Sustainable Development. Exeter: Schumacher Institute (Green Books).

Janowski, Monica (2008) 'Grandparenthood and naming among the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Douaire-Marsaudon, Francoise, (ed.), Grand-mère, grand-père : la grand-parentalité en Asie et dans le Pacifique: figures, pratiques, parcours. Presses Universitaires de Provence.

Janowski, Monica and Janowski, Kaz (2008) 'A dose of passion: radio, research and change in Africa.' In: Blewitt, John, (ed.), Community, Empowerment and Sustainable Development. Dartington: Green Books.

Janowski, Monica (2007) 'Introduction. Feeding the right food : the flow of life and the construction of kinship in Southeast Asia.' In: Janowski, Monica and Kerlogue, Fiona, (eds.), Kinship and Food in Southeast Asia. Copenhagen: NIAS. (NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asican Studies. Studies in Asian topics, 38)

Janowski, Monica (2007) 'Being ‘Big’, Being ‘Good’: Feeding, kinship, potency and status among the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Janowski, Monica and Kerlogue, Fiona, (eds.), Kinship and Food in Southeast Asia. Copenhagen: NIAS. (NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asican Studies. Studies in Asian topics, 38)

Janowski, Monica (2005) 'Rice as a bridge between two symbolic economies: Migration within and out of the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak.' In: Wadley, Reed, (ed.), Histories of the Borneo Environment. Economic, political and social dimensions of change and continuity,. Leiden: KITLV Press.

Janowski, Monica (2005) 'Kelabit names and Kelabit 'titles': grandparenthood, prestige and kinship.' In: Collins, James T. and Hermansyah, Unknown, (eds.), The Languages and Literatures of Western Borneo. Bangi: ATMAUKM.

Janowski, Monica (2004) 'The wet and the dry: the history of rice cultivation in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak.' In: Boomgaard, Peter and Henley, David, (eds.), Smallholders and stockbreeders. Histories of foodcrop and livestock farming in SE Asia. Leiden: KITLV Press.

Janowski, Monica (2003) 'Masculinity, potency and pig fat: the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Walker, Harlan, (ed.), The Fat of the Land. London: Footwork.

Janowski, Monica (2003) 'Who's in charge around here? Struggle for leadership in a changing world among the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Sparkes, Stephen and Howell, Signe, (eds.), The House in Southeast Asia: A Changing Social and Economic Domain. London: RoutledgeCurzon, pp. 95-113.

Janowski, Monica and Janowski, Kaz (2002) 'In the Field: inter-cultural communication through radio and other media.' In: Lo Bianco, Joseph, (ed.), Voices from Phnomh Penh. Development and Language: Global influences and local effects. Melbourne: Language Australia Ltd..

Janowski, Monica (2001) 'Where both women and men are sacred custodians of the earth.' In: Low, Alain and Tremayne, Soraya, (eds.), Women as Sacred Custodians of the Earth? Oxford; New York: Berghahn.

Janowski, Monica (2000) 'Ethnicity is in the mind…food is on the table. The Christmas meal among the Kelabit of Sarawak and the Polish community in the UK.' In: Dekker, T. and Helsloot, J. and Wijers, C., (eds.), Roots and Rituals: Managing Ethnicity. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis.

Janowski, Monica (1998) 'Beads, Prestige and Life Force among the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Sciama, Lidia and Eicher, Joanne, (eds.), Beads: Gender, Making and Meaning. Oxford: Berg.

Janowski, Monica (1995) 'The hearth-group, the conjugal couple and the symbolism of the rice meal among the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Carsten, Janet and Hugh-Jones, Stephen, (eds.), About the House: Levi-Strauss and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 84-104.

Janowski, Monica (1993) 'The symbolic significance of food from the forest among the Kelabit of Sarawak, East Malaysia.' In: Hladik, C.M. and Hladik, A. and Linares, O.F. and Pagezy, H. and Semple, A. and Hadley, M., (eds.), Tropical Forests, People and Food. Biocultural Interactions and Applications to Development. Paris: UNESCO and Parthenon. (Man and the Biosphere)

Janowski, Monica (1991) 'The making of earthenware cooking pots in the Kelabit Highlands.' In: Chin, Lucas and Mashman, Valerie, (eds.), Sarawak Cultural Legacy. Kuching: Society Atelier Sarawak.

Janowski, Monica 'Culturing the rainforest: the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak.' In: Morrison, Kathy and Hecht, Suzanne, (eds.), The Social Life of Forests. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (In Press)

Janowski, Monica 'Of Meat and Men: the Kelabit of Sarawak.' In: Hubert, A., (ed.), Meat. Oxford and New York: Berghahn. (Forthcoming)

Janowski, Monica 'The dynamics of the cosmic conversation: beliefs about spirits among the Kelabit and Penan of the upper Baram river, Sarawak.' In: Arnhem, Kaj and Sprenger, Guido, (eds.), Animism in Southeast Asia. Routledge. (Forthcoming)

Articles

Janowski, Monica (2014) 'Pigs and people in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak.' Indonesia and the Malay World, 42 (122). pp. 88-112.

Janowski, Monica (2014) 'Puntumid: Great spirit of the heart of Borneo.' Indonesia and the Malay World, 42 (122). pp. 120-122.

Janowski, Monica (2012) 'Food in traumatic times: Women, Foodways and 'Polishness' during a wartime odyssey.' Food and Foodways, 20 . pp. 346-349.

Janowski, Monica and Barton, Huw (2012) 'Reading human activity in the landscape: stone and thunderstones in the Kelabit Highlands.' Indonesia and the Malay World .

Janowski, Monica (2012) 'Introduction to special issue of journal Food and Foodways: Consuming Memories of Home in Constructing the Present and Imagining the Future.' Food and Foodways, 20 (3-4). pp. 175-186.

Lloyd-Smith, Lindsay and Janowski, Monica and Barker, Graeme (2010) 'The Cultured Rainforest Project: The Third (2009) Field Season.' Sarawak Museum Journal, LXVII (88).

Barker, Graeme and Janowski, Monica (2009) 'The Cultured Rainforest Project: The Second (2008) Field Season.' Sarawak Museum Journal, LXVI . pp. 119-184.

Barker, Graeme and Janowski, Monica (2008) 'The Cultured Rainforest Project: The First (2007) Field Season.' Sarawak Museum Journal, LXV (86).

Janowski, Monica (1997) 'The Kelabit attitude to the Penan: forever children.' La Ricerca Folklorica, 34 . pp. 55-58.

Janowski, Monica (1988) 'The motivating forces behind changes in the wet rice agricultural system in the Kelabit Highlands.' Sarawak Gazette, 114 (1504). pp. 9-21.

Theses

Janowski, Monica (1991) Rice, Work and Community among the Kelabit of Sarawak, East Malaysia. PhD thesis. London School of Economics.

Other

Janowski, Monica, ed. 'Food, Migration and Memory.' Food and Foodways special number. (Forthcoming)

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