Koentjaraningrat, 1923-. Some social-anthropological observations of gotong rojong practices in two villages of central Java

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

Title: Some social-anthropological observations of gotong rojong practices in two villages of central Java

Published By: Original publisher Ithaca, N.Y.: Southeast Asia Program, Dept. of Far Eastern Studies, Cornell University. 1961. viii, 67 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Koentjaraningrat ; translated by Claire Holt

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. Javanese (OE05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Mutual aid (476); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Koentjaraningrat documents the incidence of gotong rojong, a form of community mutual aid, in the two villages of Tjelapar and Wadjasari. Gotong rojong appears to take seven major forms: activities which emerge surrounding death or a family calamity, activities undertaken by the entire community because of public necessity, activities which occur when a villager initiates a feast, activities related to the care and cleaning of ancestral graves, activities necessitated by a villager needing home repair work, activities evoked during times of heightened agricultural production, and activities based on “the duty of the Kuli class to contribute manpower for the benefit of the community.” (p. 29) Each of the villages is described in terms of location, inhabitants, kinship ties, hamlet bonds, land owners, sources of income, and daily activities. The author concludes the “On the whole, comparison between the two village communities has given us the impression that in village communities where the villagers’ livelihood does not depend solely on agriculture, but where they can find additional income in towns, the frequency of gotong rojong declines.” (p. 43)

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. oe05-011

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Related Titles: Gotong rojong practices in two villages of Central Java Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-67) Several of the long footnotes have been marked as text.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1959

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 Ethnologist, Indigene-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Del Childs ; Jan Simpson ; 1982

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1958-1959

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) villages of Tjelapar and Wadjasari in the regency of Kebumen, Central Java, Indonesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Javanese (Indonesian people)/Cooperation--Indonesia--Case studies


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