Christian is not a typical returning urban-rural migrant. Unlike most men who come back to the Kelabit Highlands after living in town, he did not return having struggled to make a decent living, nor did he return expecting to get married and start a family. Christian had already done both, leaving behind a good job and returning with his wife and children. What he did not anticipate is how out of place and misunderstood he would be once back home. [excerpt]
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Amster, Matthew H. "Returning Urbanite," Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity Ed. Joshua Barker, Erik Harms, and Johan Lindquist (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 2014), 190-192.
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