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The Balinese devotion to their temples is both legendary and conspicuous, but the ways in which they enshrine their innermost desires have long been hidden. This ethnography draws back the veil by focusing on the romantic experiences of women in a rural village (Punyanwangi) in North Bali from adolescence to maturity. Delving into the intensity of passion that exists just below the harmonious veneer of traditional patterns of courtship and marriage, motherhood, and connubial fidelity, this book overturns Margaret Mead's assertions of passivity in Balinese social life.

By allowing key informants to tell their stories in their own voices and by skillfully interweaving fictionalized interludes, the author gives us not only a rigorously researched ethnography, but an intimate and fully realized portrait of Balinese women's innermost desires.

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This rich ethnography in a rural village in North Bali illuminates the construction of desire by exploring cultural practices regarding courtship and marriage, motherhood, and connubial fidelity. The way these cornerstones of daily life are played out in the alternative arenas of tourism and illness highlight pervasive gender disparities in the expression of sexuality. By allowing key informants to tell their stories in their own voices and by skillfully interweaving fictionalized interludes, the author gives us not only a rigorously researched ethnography but an intimate and fully realized portrait of Balinese women's innermost desires.

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ISBN:
9780742518636
Author:
Jennaway, Megan
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Subject:
Bali (Indonesia: Province)
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Number:
336
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.52x6.12x.96 in. 1.18 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Law » General

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"Synopsis" by , This rich ethnography in a rural village in North Bali illuminates the construction of desire by exploring cultural practices regarding courtship and marriage, motherhood, and connubial fidelity. The way these cornerstones of daily life are played out in the alternative arenas of tourism and illness highlight pervasive gender disparities in the expression of sexuality. By allowing key informants to tell their stories in their own voices and by skillfully interweaving fictionalized interludes, the author gives us not only a rigorously researched ethnography but an intimate and fully realized portrait of Balinese women's innermost desires.
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