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Form and variation in Balinese village structure

American anthropologist61 • Published In 1959 • Pages: 991-1012

By: Geertz, Clifford.

Abstract
This document is a clearly written and well organized study on Balinese social structure at the village level. The author throughout the text points out the difficulties in constructing a 'representative type' or 'typical' Balinese village. He therefore analyzes the Balinese social structure by means of seven planes of social affiliation and interaction (temple units, hamlets, irrigation societies-which have been indexed under , titled hierarchy or castes, corporate kinship systems-which have been indexed for WATER SUPPLY, voluntary group organization, governmental units) and how these intersect and overlap one another. Three Balinese villages are discussed to illustrate the variance and function of these affiliations. Footnotes which appear at the end of the document have been indexed for their appropriate subject categories only when these differ in subject from the body of the text.
Subjects
Community structure
Settlement patterns
Congregations
Social relationships and groups
Organized ceremonial
Community councils
Local officials
Cereal agriculture
Castes
Status, role, and prestige
Household
Sodalities
Inter-community relations
Mutual aid
culture
Balinese
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnographer
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Millicent Kim ; 1963; Teferi Abate Adem; 2008
Coverage Date
1950-1959
Coverage Place
Bali, Indonesia
Notes
Clifford Geertz
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1012)
LCCN
17015424
LCSH
Balinese (Indonesian people)