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The House of Our Ancestors - Precedence and Dualism in Highland Balinese Society (Paperback, illustrated edition) Loot Price: R1,075
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Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 198

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The House of Our Ancestors is a study of the Mountain Balinese or Bali Aga, an ethnic group with a distinct history and culture who are thought to be the indigenous people of Bali, Indonesia. In popular ideas of Balinese identity, the highland people feature as the conceptual counterpart to the royal houses established in the southern lowlands of the island. Hidden in shadow of this courtly culture, the world of the highland Balinese has been largely ignored even though Bali counts among the most researched localities in the world. This book explores their social organization and status economy from the perspective of an innovative theory of 'precedence'. Regional domains, villages and origin houses among the Bali Aga are all conceived and ranked in reference to the basic ideas of a sacred origin in the past, and of an order of precedence connecting the past with the present. The analysis of precedence ranking, evident at all levels of Bali Aga social organization, leads to the development of a new theory of status for Austronesian societies that departs radically from the notion of hierarchy as proposed by Louis Dumont in his classic study of the Indian caste system.

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Imprint: KITLV Press
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 198
Release date: 2002
First published: 2002
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 359
Edition: illustrated edition
ISBN-13: 978-90-6718-185-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
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LSN: 90-6718-185-4
Barcode: 9789067181853

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