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p. iii

Copyright Page

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p. iv

Table of Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction: “We can’t hang Xanana there!”: On the Politics of Representing Community

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pp. 1-17

It is often said that East Timor’s President Xanana Gusmão, former guerrilla fighter and national hero, is the Nelson Mandela of Southeast Asia. A romantic, saint-like figure, he became an icon for East Timor’s cause, appearing on posters and T-shirts in his..

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Chapter 1. East Timor: A History of the Present

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pp. 18-39

On 30 August 1999, the people of East Timor voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Indonesia. This at once joyful and tragic founding moment marked the return of the long awaited homeland for thousands of East Timorese exiles abroad...

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Chapter 2. Leaving the Crocodile: The East Timorese Community in Sydney

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pp. 40-59

From 1975 to 1999, many East Timorese refugees came to Australia because of its proximity and the existence of a large East Timorese community who were able to offer a much needed support network. The ...

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Chapter 3. Nation, Transnation, Diaspora: Locating East Timorese Long Distance Nationalism

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pp. 60-87

At first sight, Fabiola looks unremarkable. She is an ordinary young woman who lives in a small apartment in suburban Fairfield and works as a clerk in a retirement home. We have shared many everyday jokes, laughed together about her latest Australian boyfriend, and chatted in the usual way about...

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Chapter 4. Embodying Exile: Embodied Memory and the Role of Trauma, Affect, Politics, and Religion in the Formation of Identities in Exile

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pp. 88-121

Each of these opening quotations emphasizes the significance of shared pain and affect in the formation of collective identities, and, as Xaviér’s story shows, these also have a very real impact on individual lives. Xaviér is an East Timorese man in his mid-thirties, living in Fairfield, whom I interviewed one afternoon in January 2000. He fled to Portugal from East Timor in 1986...

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Chapter 5. Locating East Timoreseness in Australia: Layers of Hybridity, Anchored and Enmeshed

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pp. 122-161

I’d like to open with a brief look at Fatima’s story because it highlights many of the issues I explore in this chapter. Fatima is a young East Timorese woman in her early twenties whom I interviewed in 2000. Her parents fled East Timor..

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Chapter 6. From Exile to Diaspora? On Identity, Belonging, and the (Im) Possibility of Return Home

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pp. 161-199

Darwin International Airport, March 2001. I am on a short stopover on my way to East Timor. Darwin is Australia’s stepping-off point to East Timor—just a one-hour flight away—and the official transit point for the United Nations..

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Chapter 7. Conclusion: Independence Day: Looking to the Future

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pp. 200-204

Today is East Timor’s Independence Day. Just imagine: five centuries of Portuguese colonization, twenty-four years of Indonesian occupation, two years of United Nations administration, and finally East Timor’s long-awaited independence day...

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Afterword: January 2005

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pp. 205-208

Almost two years have passed since East Timor’s Independence Day, and five since the 1999 referendum. Much has changed in East Timor in that time, but the lives of many former exiles remain in limbo....

Notes

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pp. 210-216

Glossary

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pp. 218-220

Bibliography

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pp. 222-229

Index

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pp. 230-234

Acknowledgments

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pp. 236-2237