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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. (Benedict Richard
Mythology and the tolerance of the Javanese
Published By: Original publisher
Ithaca, N.Y.: Modern Indonesia Project, Southeast Asia
Program, Dept. of Asian Studies, Cornell University. 1965. 10, 77 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Spirits and gods (776);
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source mainly contains descriptive information on the
mythological characters—their physical appearances, their personal characteristics, and
their roles—of the traditional wayang puppet plays. It is the author’s purpose in
presenting these materials to “take wayang out of the framework of drama and literary
studies…and try to put it in a wider sociological and psychological context, to see what
clues it may provide for a deeper understanding of Javanese society” (p. x). In particular,
he focuses on wayang as a mechanism for teaching tolerance of individual differences and
for giving persons a sense of their individuality. These values are, he suggests being lost
under conditions of Westernization, and wayang is changing from an educational and
entertainment form to merely a form of entertainment.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1982
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Javanese (Indonesian people)/Mythology, Javanese//National