SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Monica Janowski

Qualifications: BA (Sussex), M.Phil. (Cambridge), Ph.D. (London School of Economics)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

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 (2014) Tuked Rini, Cosmic Traveller. Life and Legend in the Heart of Borneo. Singapore: NIAS Press and Sarawak Museum.

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

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.

Edited Books

Janowski, Monica, (ed.), (2012) Food, Migration and Memory. Taylor & Francis. (Food and Foodways; Vol. 20, 3-4).

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 (2016) '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. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp 181-204. [Forthcoming]

Janowski, Monica (2013) '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.

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. Farnham: Ashgate.

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.

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.

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: Oxford University Press [TBC].

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thesis

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 [Unpublished]

 

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