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The Resource Custodians of the sacred mountains : culture and society in the highlands of Bali, Thomas A. Reuter

Custodians of the sacred mountains : culture and society in the highlands of Bali, Thomas A. Reuter

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Custodians of the sacred mountains : culture and society in the highlands of Bali
Title
Custodians of the sacred mountains
Title remainder
culture and society in the highlands of Bali
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Reuter
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Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Custodians of the Sacred Mountains is the first comprehensive ethnography of the Bali Aga, a large ethnic minority that occupies the island's central highlands. The Bali Aga are popularly viewed as the indigenous counterparts to other Balinese who trace their origin to invaders from the Javanese kingdom of Majapait, who have ruled Bali from the fourteenth century A.D. Although Bali remains one of the most intensely researched localities in the world, the Bali Aga have long been overshadowed by the more exotic courtly culture of the south. A closer analysis of the changing position of the Bali Aga within Balinese society provides a key to understanding the politics and social process of cultural representation in Bali and beyond. The process is marked by a blend of representational competition and cooperation among the Bali Aga themselves, among the Bali Aga and southern Balinese, and later among the island's aristocratic elites and foreign colonizers or scholars, and state authorities. The study of this process raises important issues about the establishment and maintenance of status and power structures at regional, national, and global levels. Custodians of the Sacred Mountains explores the marginalization of the Bali Aga in light of a critical theory of cultural representation and calls for a morally engaged approach to ethnographic research. It proposes an intersubjective and communicative model of human interaction as the foundation for understanding the relative significance of cooperation and competition in the cultural production of knowledge
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non fiction
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Custodians of the sacred mountains : culture and society in the highlands of Bali, Thomas A. Reuter
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Custodians of the sacred mountains : culture and society in the highlands of Bali, Thomas A. Reuter
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wr474
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-394) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Banua: ritual domains and the status economy of highland Bali. The Banua as a category and a social process ; Pura Pucak Penulisan: a temple at the tip of the world ; Gebog Domas: the congregation of Pura Penulisan ; The ritual process of a domain ; Beneath and beyond Penulisan: three related domains ; A ritual map of the highlands ; The status economy of highland Bali: from the Banua to smaller spheres of social organization -- In the shadow of paradise: the Bali Aga and the problem of representation. Representation beyond the highlands: preliminary reflections ; People of the mountains and people from the sea: a Balinese model of society ; The anthropological coproduction of the Bali Aga: a mirror of changing relations ; Representation and society: a Bali Aga perspective
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1 online resource (400 pages, [8] pages of plates)
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9780824862107
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rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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