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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Latah in Java: a theoretical paradox
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Indonesia -- Vol. 5
Published By: Original publisher
Indonesia -- Vol. 5
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Modern Indonesia Project. 1968.
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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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Personality disorders (158);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source presents data on the social and cultural
context of latah in Java. Latah is a psychological disturbance which includes "involuntary
blurting of obscene words and phrases, compulsive imitation of the words or actions of
others, and compulsive unquestioning obedience when ordered to perform actions which may be
ridiculous, improper, or even dangerous" (pp. 93-94). The author concludes that "If it were
not for the presence of latah elsewhere in the world, one would be tempted to conclude that
the reason for its occurrence in Java is self-evident, that its congruence with Javanese
culture sufficiently accounts for its appearance there" (p. 104).
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Marlene Martin ; Jan Simpson ; 1982
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
town of Modjokuto (pseudonym), east-central
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Javanese (Indonesian people)