Kenneth Sillander


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Kenneth Sillander is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Swedish School of Social Scie

Kenneth Sillander is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki. He studied anthropology at the University of Helsinki and has done fieldwork among the Bentian of Indonesian Borneo. Research interests include social organization, religion, and ethnicity.

Books by this author

Ancestors in Borneo Societies

Death, Transformation, and Social Immortality

This first major study of ancestors in Borneo societies challenges classic ethnographic representations of ancestor worship and genealogical understandings of ancestors in anthropology. It will be of lasting interest far beyond the bounds of Borneo studies and will enrich the broader anthropological scholarship on ancestors, kinship, and religion.

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