19 March 2009

ASIA@RMIT seminar

Assoc Prof Heather Mitchell: “Changes in Malaysia: Capital Controls, Prime Ministers and Political Connections” and Dr Olivia Guntarik: “Once we were headhunters: Reincarnations of the colonial past in Borneo’s present”.

The RMIT College of Business is pleased to invite you to the next ASIA@RMIT seminar.

Assoc Prof Heather Mitchell, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing

"Changes in Malaysia: Capital Controls, Prime Ministers and Political Connections"

This presentation discusses a joint research project with Metropolitan College, Malaysia, comparing the performance of firms with and without political connections during the period after capital controls were imposed and up to the changeover of power from Dr Mahathir to Datuk Badawi.

View Prof Heather Mitchell’s presentation (MS PowerPoint 680Kb)

Dr Olivia Guntarik, School of Media and Communication

“Once we were headhunters: Reincarnations of the colonial past in Borneo’s present”

Borneo’s headhunting heritage is a ubiquitous theme in colonial and early travel accounts about the island. These records circulated as evidence for a range of views about Borneo’s people, playing a crucial role in shaping the European imagination of the other. The vision of progress imaged in these representations reconstructed the history of human differentiation by distinguishing “primitive” warfare with colonial industry. Today, such a vision shows continuity between the colonial and postcolonial in Borneo with colonial notions retaining their significance in contemporary discourses. These discourses produce parallel visions of progress that play out in contested ways between cultural groups at the local level.

Event Details

Event:

ASIA@RMIT seminar

Person:

Assoc Prof Heather Mitchell and Dr Olivia Guntarik

Date:

2009-08-12

Time:

12.30 - 1.30 pm

Location:

RMIT Building 108, Level 15, Room 57 Board Room

RSVP:

Email wasana.weeraratne@rmit.edu.au by 10 August 2009

Further details

For more details about this event please email wasana.weeraratne@rmit.edu.au.