Asmussen, Vibeke. Constructing gender and local morality: exchange practices in a Javanese village

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Title: Constructing gender and local morality: exchange practices in a Javanese village

Published in: Indonesia and the Malay world -- Vol. 32, no. 94

Published By: Indonesia and the Malay world -- Vol. 32, no. 94 Oxford: Oxford University Press for the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2004. 315-329 p.

By line: Vibeke Asmussen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Javanese (OE05)

Subjects: Gift giving (431); Exchange transactions (437); Gender status (562); Division of labor by gender (462); Family relationships (593); Inter-community relations (628); Etiquette (576); Ethics (577); Ethos (181); Buying and selling (432); Games (524); Gambling (525); Social relationships and groups (571); Status, role, and prestige (554); Settlement patterns (361); Organized ceremonial (796); Visiting and hospitality (574);

Abstract: This article is concerned with locally functioning exchange practices among rural households in Sarijati, a village in Central Java. It shows that exchange among rural households in this village express and produce gendered social practices as well as a rationale for local morality. Ethnographic evidence for this argument comes from a closer analysis of the various reasons male and female heads of household give for participating in different types of exchange including work parties, informal rotating credit/saving groups, and ocassional gifting and organizing feasts.

Document Number: 44

Document ID: oe05-044

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1996-1998

Evaluation: Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem; 2009

Coverage Date: 1996-2004

Coverage Place: Java, Indonesia

LCSH: Javanese (Indonesian people)

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