Jay, Robert R.. Javanese villagers: social relations in rural Modjokuto

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Chapter 1 The Area

The Town

Rural Settlements And Population

Land Utilization And Crop Regimes

Characteristics And Selection Of Crops

The Village Complex Of Tamansari

Chapter 2 Conception And Actuality

Chapter 3 The Life Stages

Pregnancy And Birth




Maturity And Old Age

Chapter 4 Framework Of The Nuclear Family

The House

The Household

The Hearthhold

Formation And Growth

Rights Of Marital Partners

Rights And Responsibilities In Children


Transmission Of Property


Chapter 5 Interpersonal Relations Within The Nuclear Family

Husband And Wife

Children In The Nuclear Family

Parent And Child

Early Childhood


Maturity, Old Age, Death, And Beyond


A Female And Her Younger Siblings

A Male And His Younger Siblings


Chapter 6 Marriage And Affinal Kinship

The Regulation Of Marriage

Marriage And The Balance Of Kin

A Man And His Affines

A Woman And Her Affines

Spouses Of Siblings

Parents Of Bride And Groom

Extended Affinal Kin

Stepkinsmen And Half Siblings


Chapter 7 Extended Kinsmen

Secondary Kinsmen

Grandparents And Grandchildren

Parents' Siblings And Siblings' Children

Tertiary Kinsmen

Mapping Out Kinship

Lines Of Inheritance

Exchanges Among Kinsmen: Cooked Food

Exchanges Among Kinsmen: Forgiveness And Blessings


Chapter 8 Community: Neighborship And Neighborhood

Corporate And Dyadic Relationships

The Genealogical Composition Of Neighborship

The Relations Of Neighborship


The Slametan

Physical Proximity

Life Crises

The Saja Exchange: Housebuilding

The Wèwèhan Exchange



Chapter 9 Social Rank

Language As Gestures Of Situational Rank

Exchanges As Gestures Of Situational Rank

Informal Gift-giving

Reciprocal Labor

Wage Labor And Sharecropping

Symmetrical And Asymmetrical Relationships

Age As A Mark Of Personal Rank

Rights To Land

Stratification In Personal Rank

Cash And Commodities

Occupation And Personal Rank




Learned Professions

Public Office



Chapter 10 Corporate Organization: The Village Community

Growth And Character Of The Village Bond

Rural Officials And The Village Community

Village Administration

Corporate Village Resources: Land

Corporate And Freehold Land

Succession To Communal Land Rights

Rotating Shares

Freehold And Communal Rights

Labor Obligations

Religious Elements



Chapter 11 Corporate Organization: The Units Of Local Government

The Central Government Officialdom

The Rural Officialdom

Dukuhan And Village-complex Administration

The Office Of Lurah

The Secretary

The Irrigation Official

The Religious Official

The Dukuhan Head



Candidates And Campaigns

Relations With Higher Government

The Lurah And His Superiors


Chapter 12 Corporate Organization: Private Associations

Rural-based Associations

Urban-based Associations

Rural And Urban Styles Of Corporate Organization


Chapter 13 Variation And Change In Rural Java

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Title: Javanese villagers: social relations in rural Modjokuto

Published By: Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1969. xiii, 468 p.: ill.

By line: [by] Robert R. Jay

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

Culture: Javanese (OE05)

Subjects: Kin relationships (602); Extended families (596); Community structure (621); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571); (58); Household (592); Nuclear family (594); Gender status (562); Burial practices and funerals (764); Puberty and initiation (881); Cult of the dead (769); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: This source describes major kinds of social relationships in Tamansari, a village in the vicinity of Modjokuto. Tamansari is an abangan community, hence the data do not necessarily apply to santri. The author describes the life cycle, the nuclear family, marriage and affinal kinship, extended kinsmen, the neighborhood and neighborship, social rank, village government, units of local government, and private associations. This is a good source with a great deal of useful information.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: oe05-003

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1953-1954

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Marlene Martin ; 1982

Coverage Date: 1953-1954

Coverage Place: Mojokerto District, East Java Province, Indonesia

LCSH: Javanese (Indonesian people)


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