Gibson, Thomas

2021a Sociality, value, and symbolic complexes among the Makassar of Indonesia.  Anthropological Forum 31(1)78-93.

2021b. Valeurs politiques et assemblages ontologiques chez les Buid et les Makassar (Asie du Sud-Est insulaire) L’Homme 236:129-158 (2020). [English translation at

2020. Islamic models of social justice in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aghamtao 28: 1-22

2019. From tribal hut to royal palace: The dialectic of equality and hierarchy in Austronesian Southeast Asia. Anthropological Forum 29(3):234-48.

2013. The hero legend in colonial Southeast Asia. Philippine Studies 61(4):437-76

2008. From stranger king to stranger shaikh: Austronesian symbolism and Islamic knowledge. Indonesia and the Malay World 37(105):307-19.

2005. From humility to lordship in Southeast Asia. In: Thomas Widlok and Wolde Gossa Tadesse (eds), Property and equality. Volume II: Encapsulation, commercialisation, discrimination. New York: Berghahn Books, pp.231-251. 

2000. Islam and the spirit cults in New Order Indonesia: Global flows vs local knowledge. Indonesia 69:41-70.

1995. Having your house and eating it: Houses and siblings in Ara, South Sulawesi. In: Janet Carsten, Stephen Hugh-Jones (eds), About the house: Lévi-Strauss and beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.129-48.

1994. Ritual and revolution: Contesting the state in central Indonesia. Social Analysis 35:61-83.