Beatty, Andrew. Changing places: relatives and relativism in Java

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Changing places: relatives and relativism in Java

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute -- Vol. 8, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute -- Vol. 8, no. 2 London: The Institute. 2002. 469-491 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Andrew Beatty

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Javanese (OE05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Religious intolerance and martyrs (798); Techniques of socialization (861); Community structure (621); Inter-community relations (628); Religious experience (781); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Religious denominations (795); Missions (797); Family relationships (593); Adoption (597); Organized ceremonial (796); Social personality (156); Child care (855); Mutual aid (476); Kinship terminology (601); Status of children (858); Kin relationships (602); Social relationships and groups (571); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article examines the social context of conceptual and moral relativism in a Javanese village. More specifically, it explores links between religious orientation and experiences in an ideologically plural setting. It argues that cultural models of 'changing places' serves to guide a number of Javanese practices such as child-borrowing, gender-switching, language use, and even religious conversion. These models, formed in childhood experience, engender and express a relativism which is highly valued in rural Java.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 39

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oe05-039

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 490-491)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1993-1997

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1960-2002

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Java, Indonesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Javanese (Indonesian people)


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