Balinese

ISBN-10: 0155002406
ISBN-13: 9780155002401
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

This study of the complex Balinese culture examines Balinese concepts of personhood and society; the integration of art into every aspect of Balinese life; the effects of the Guen Revolution on Balinese agriculture; the ecological role of their water temples in an age-old system of inigrate rice terraces; and the ethnohistory of Bali, including both colonial and Balinese views. The book is organized around four different periods of fieldwork and includes an appendix of available films and videos on the Balinese.

Foreword
About the Series
About This Case Study
About the Author
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
Four Questions, Four Journeys
The Geography and Prehistory of Bali
Beginning Fieldwork
Beginning Research
Defining a Research Topic
The Balinese Map of the Inner and Outer Worlds
The Tika: Cycles of Time
The Inner Compass and the Human Life Cycle
The Inner Compass and the Community
Art and Everyday Life
Alango
Taksu and a Poet's Right
Taksu and the Puppeteer People
Art in the Villages
Art, Ritual, and Temples
A Calon Arang Performance at the Temple of Death
Conclusion: Art and Balinese Culture
The Goddess and the Green Revolution
The Goddess of the Lake and Her Temple
A Quarrel between Subaks
The Cosmological Role of Water Temples
Ecology of the Rice Terraces
Ecological Crisis: The Green Revolution
Studying the Ecological Role of Water Temples
Water Temples As a Complex Adaptive System
Conclusion: Are the Water Temples Obsolete?
Bali and the West
Lost Causes and Impossible Odds (the "Purwa Senghara")
The King's Poem
The Priest's Poem
Opium Reconsidered
Colonial Bali
The Post-Colonial Era
World Renewal
Appendix: An artist's impression of the water temple system
Appendix: Plan of the Temple of the Crater Lake
Films about Bali
Glossary of Balinese Terms
Recommended Readings
Index

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