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In Balinese Worlds, Fredrik Barth proposes a new model for anthropological analysis of complex civilizations that is based on a fresh, synthetic account of culture and society in North Bali and one that takes full notice of individual creativity in shaping the contours of this dynamic culture.

In this detailed ethnography of the Northern district of Buleleng, Barth rejects mainstream anthropological generalizations of Bali as a cultural system of carefully articulated parts. Instead—drawing on many sources, including the sociology of knowledge, interactional analysis, postmodern thought, and his own exceptionally varied field experience—Barth presents a new model that actually generates variation. Barth's innovative analysis of Balinese life highlights both the constructive and the disorganizing effects of individual action, the constant flux of interpretation, and the powerful interaction of memory and social relationships, and knowledge as a cultural resource.

Balinese Worlds is a unique contribution not only to Balinese studies but also to the theory and methods of the anthropology of complex societies.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-363) and index.

About the Author

Fredrik Barth is a research fellow of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Anthropology at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Part One - The Challenge of North Bali

Preamble

1. A Luminous Mosaic

Part Two - Features of Social Organization in North Balinese Communities

2. Prabakula: A Bali-Hindu Village

3. Pagatepan: A Muslim Balinese Village

4. Irrigation Associations and the Organization of Production

5. Further Variations in Village Organization

6. The Problem of Variation

Part Three - Realities and Practical Concerns of Village Living

7. Leadership, Faction, and Violence in Pagatepan

8. Family, Marriage, and Making a Living in Pagatepan

9. Factionalism in Prabakula

10. A General Framework for Analyzing the Meaning of Acts

Part Four - Major Traditions of Knowledge

11. Islam in North Bali

12. Bali-Hinduism as a Tradition of Knowledge

13. Kings, Courts, Castes, and the Bali Aga

14. The Modern Sector

15. A Sorcery View of Social Relations

Part Five - Action, Interpretation, and Practice

16. The Romance of Panji and Asiah

17. So Many Concerns

18. Coherence, Hegemony, and Productivity in Knowledge

19. Love, Freedom, and the Multivalency of Public Symbols

Part Six - The Complexity of Civilization

20. A Surfeit of Culture

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226038346
Author:
Barth, Fredrik
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Barth, F.
Author:
redrik
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Bali (Indonesia: Province)
Subject:
Religion and culture
Subject:
Religion and culture -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province).
Subject:
Bali
Subject:
Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 6, v. 1, pt. 6
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones, 2 maps, 1 line drawing
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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