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dr. G. (Gerben) Nooteboom MSc


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Room number: B5.04
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15509
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • G.Nooteboom@uva.nl
    T: 0205252796

Gerben NOOTEBOOM is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He teaches courses on State and Society, Asian Studies, Social Theory and Anthropology of Development. He is educational director of the Master Contemporary Asian Studies.

As a researcher, he has worked on issues of social security, poverty, inequality, rural transformation, social change, ethnic violence, livelihood, migration, child labour, illegality and human adaptation to environmental change. Most of his fieldwork has been done in East Java and East Kalimantan, but recently two research project on rural change in Central Java have been started.

Some publications include: Styles of Social Security in Upland East Java (in Koning and Hüsken, eds. [2006]), Vulnerability and Resilience of Madurese Migrants in East Kalimantan (in Titus and Burgers, eds. [2008]), Out of Wedlock, Migrant-Police Partnerships in East Kalimantan (in Aspinal and Van Klinken, eds. [2011]), Against Green Development Fantasies: Resource Degradation and the Lack of Community Resistance in the Middle Mahakam Wetlands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia (with De Jong [2011]), Magic Bullets and Development (with Mario Rutten [2011]), and Beyond the Landgrab Hype (with Laurens Bakker [2014)).

Currently, most of his research deals with anthropological perspectives on and critiques of development, risk, rural transformation, and social science in Southeast Asia.

Keywords: risk, reciprocity, illegality, inequality, poverty, environmental change, rural transformation, ethnic conflict, rural development.

Research projects:

2011 - 2015 NWO/Wotro Integrated Programme: GULF-STATE CONCESSIONS IN INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES : CONTESTED CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL LAND AND FOODCROPS (with Rosanne Rutten).

2005 -2009 'CHANGING WATER: AQUATIC-ECOLOGICAL CHANGE AND ADAPTION [...] IN THE MIDDLE MAHAKAM WETLANDS, EAST KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA, financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). (With Edwin de Jong).

Publications (selection)

Nooteboom, G. and L. Bakker (2014). Beyond the Gulf State Investment Hype: The Case of Indonesia and the Philippines. In Mayke Kaag & Annelies Zoomers (Eds.), The Global Land Grab: Beyond the Hype (pp. 170-184). London: Zed Books.

G. Nooteboom & M. Rutten (2012). Magic bullets in development: assumptions, teleology and the popularity of three solutions to end poverty. In L. Botes, R. Jongeneel & S. Strijbos (Eds.), Re-integrating technology and economy in human life and society: proceedings of the 17th annual working conference of the IIDE, Maarssen, May 2011. Vol. I (pp. 103-120). Maarssen: IIDE.

Nooteboom, G. (2011). 'Out of Wedlock: Migrant - police partnerships in East Kalimantan'. In: State and Illegality in Indonesia . Aspinal, E & Gerry van Klinken (Eds.). Kitlv Press/Iseas Press. Leiden , Singapore .

Bakker, L., G. Nooteboom, and Rosanne Rutten (eds. special issue) (2010). Localities of Value: Ambiguous Access to Land and Water Resources in Southeast Asia . Asian Journal of Social Science, 38 (2).

Nooteboom, G. and E. de Jong (2010). Green Development Fantasies: Resource Degradation and the Lack of Community Resistance in the Middle Mahakam Wetlands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia . Asian Journal of Social Science, 38 (2).

Nooteboom, G. (2008). 'Through Turbulent Times: Diversity, vulnerability, and resilience of Madurese livelihoods in East Kalimantan '. In: Rural Livelihoods, Resources and Coping with Crisis in Indonesia . A Comparative Study. Titus, M. J. and Paul P.M. Burgers (Eds.). Amsterdam University Press. Pp. 43-70.

De Jonge, H. & G. Nooteboom (2006). Why the Madurese? Ethnic Conflicts in West and East Kalimantan compared. Asian Journal of Social Science, 34(2), 354-376.

Nooteboom, G. (2005). Demystifying State Provocation and Violence in Indonesia . Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania , 163(1) (Review essay).

Nooteboom, G. (2006). 'Styles of Social Security in Upland East Java '. In J. Koning & F. Husken (Eds.), Ropewalking and Safety Nets: Local Ways of Managing Insecurities in Indonesia . Leiden , Singapore : Brill.

Nooteboom, G. (2003). A Matter of Style: Social security and livelihood in Upland East Java. PhD Dissertation online (see link below).

2017

  • Bakker, L., & Nooteboom, G. (2017). Anthropology and inclusive development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 24, 63-67. [details] 

2015

  • de Jong, E. B. P., Ragas, A. M. J., Nooteboom, G., & Mursidi, M. (2015). Changing Water Quality in the Middle Mahakam Lakes: Water Quality Trends in a Context of Rapid Deforestation, Mining and Palm Oil Plantation Development in Indonesia’s Middle Mahakam Wetlands. Wetlands, 35(4), 733-744. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-015-0665-z  [details] 
  • Nooteboom, G. (2015). Forgotten people: poverty, risk and social security in Indonesia: the case of the Madurese. (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde; No. 296). Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004282988  [details] 
  • Nooteboom, G. (2015). Living dangerously: Oplosan, gambling and competition as everyday risk-taking in Java and East Kalimantan Indonesia. Disaster Prevention and Management, 24(4), 523-538. DOI: 10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0067  [details] 
  • Shohibuddin, M., Alano, M. L., & Nooteboom, G. (2015). Sweet and bitter: trajectories of sugar cane investments in Northern Luzon, the Philippines, and Aceh, Indonesia, 2006-13. In C. Gironde, C. Golay, & P. Messerli (Eds.), Large-scale land acquisitions: focus on South-East Asia (pp. 108-135). (International development policy; No. 6). Leiden: Brill Nijhoff. DOI: 10.1163/9789004304758_006  [details] 

2014

  • Nooteboom, G., & Bakker, L. (2014). Beyond the Gulf State investment hype: the case of Indonesia and the Philippines. In M. Kaag, & A. Zoomers (Eds.), The global land grab: beyond the hype (pp. 170-184). London: Zed Books. [details] 

2012

  • Nooteboom, G., & Rutten, M. (2012). Magic bullets in development: assumptions, teleology and the popularity of three solutions to end poverty. In L. Botes, R. Jongeneel, & S. Strijbos (Eds.), Re-integrating technology and economy in human life and society: proceedings of the 17th annual working conference of the IIDE, Maarssen, May 2011. Vol. I (pp. 103-120). Maarssen: IIDE. [details] 

2011

  • Nooteboom, G. (2011). Out of wedlock: migrant-police partnerships in East Kalimantan. In E. Aspinall, & G. van Klinken (Eds.), The state and illegality in Indonesia (pp. 217-237). (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land, - en Volkenkunde; No. 269). Leiden: KITLV Press. [details] 
  • de Jonge, H., & Nooteboom, G. (2011). Mengapa orang Madura? Perbandingan konflik etnis di Kalimantan Barat dan Kalimantan Timur. In H. de Jonge (Ed.), Garam, kekerasan, dan aduan sapi: esai-esai tentang orang Madura dan kebudayaan Madura (pp. 193-220). Yogyakarta: LKiS. [details] 

2010

  • Bakker, L., Nooteboom, G., & Rutten, R. (2010). Localities of Value: Ambiguous Access to Land and Water in Southeast Asia. Asian Journal of Social Science, 38(2), 167-171. DOI: 10.1163/156853110X490872  [details] 
  • Nooteboom, G. (2010). Child labour in Indonesia. In H. de Jonge, & T. van Meijl (Eds.), On the subject of labour: essays in memory of Frans Hüsken (pp. 115-120). Nijmegen: In de Walvis. [details] 
  • Nooteboom, G. (2010). The mutual dependence of Madurese migrants and police officers in illegal businesses in Samarinda. Indonesian Studies Working Papers, (11). [details] 
  • Nooteboom, G., & de Jong, E. B. . P. (2010). Against 'green development fantasies': resource degradation and the lack of community resistance in the middle Mahakam wetlands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Asian Journal of Social Science, 38(2), 258-278. DOI: 10.1163/156853110X490935  [details] 

2008

  • Nooteboom, G. (2008). Through turbulent times: Diversity, vulnerability, and resilience of Madurese livelihoods in East Kalimantan. In M. J. Titus, & P. P. M. Burgers (Eds.), Rural livelihoods, resources and coping with crisis in Indonesia: A comparative study (pp. 43-69). (ICAS publication series, Edited volumes; No. 3). Amsterdam / Singapore: Amsterdam University Press / ISEAS, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. [details] 

2015

  • Van Voorst, R., Wisner, B., Hellman, J., & Nooteboom, G. (2015). Risky everyday: Southeast Asian perspectives . Disaster Prevention and Management, 24(4). [details] 

2010

  • Bakker, L. G. H., Nooteboom, G., & Rutten, R. A. (2010). Asian Journal of Social Science (vol. 38, issue 2). Asian Journal of Social Science, 38(2).

Award

  • Rutten, R. & Nooteboom, G. (2011): NWO-WOTRO research grant for the research programme Gulf-Sate Concessions in Indonesia and the Philippines: Contested Control of Agricultural Land and Food Crops.

Scientific position

  • Nooteboom, G. (member) & Bakker, L. (member) (2008): Southeast Asia Update, Euroseas. Naples, Italy, October 16-18 (External organisation).
  • Nooteboom, G. (member) & Lieten, K. (member) (2008): Child labour research in Indonesia. Bogor, Indonesia, August 18–27 (External organisation).

Journal editor

  • Bakker, L. (editor), Nooteboom, G. (editor) & Rutten, R.A. (editor) (2010): Asian Journal of Social Science (Journal).

Keynote / invited lecture

  • Nooteboom, G. (invited speaker) & Bakker, L.G.H. (invited speaker) (1-10-2012): Why Gulf State Investments did not materialise in Indonesia and The Philippines, seminar Beyond the Landgrab Hype. Landac Utrecht, Utrecht.
  • Nooteboom, G. (invited speaker) & Rutten, R. (invited speaker) (6-4-2011): Gulf-state investments in Indonesia and the Philippines: gaining control of agricultural land and foodcrops, International Conference on Global Land Grabbing, University of Sussex.

Others

  • Nooteboom, G. (organiser) & Bakker, L.G.H. (organiser) (20-6-2014): 6th Southeast Asia Update, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Rutten, R.A. (participant), Nooteboom, G. (participant) & Evers, S. (participant) (21-2-2012): Co-organizer Workshop "Analytical Tools to Research Foreign Large-Scale Land Acquisitions" (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Rutten, R.A. (participant), Nooteboom, G. (participant) & Evers, S. (participant) (16-9-2011): Launch of the NWO-WOTRO research programmes which we are (co-)directing. (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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