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Balinese Worlds - 93 edition

Balinese Worlds (ISBN10: 0226038343; ISBN13: 9780226038346)
ISBN13: 978-0226038346
ISBN10: 0226038343

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ISBN13: 978-0226038339
ISBN10: 0226038335

Summary: 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 art ...show moreiculated 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 93
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 12/28/2008
International: No



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