It also maps the stranger-king myths in the broader Lesser Sunda islands.
The section on provenance is a detailed study of colonial knowledge-formation and education, and the ways they influenced local historical knowledge production in the Lesser Sunda islands.
He also discusses the occurrences (and absences) of stranger-kingship myths in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, as well as their variations.
Amongst those in preparation are The Melanesians (Matthew Spriggs), The Peoples of the Lesser Sundas
The cultures covered range right across Indonesia, with chapters on Nias, the Batak and Lampung areas of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi (by Lorraine Aragon), the Lesser Sundas
, the Southeast Moluccas, and North Coast of Irian Jaya (by Annamarie Rice).