Brenner, Suzanne April, 1960-. The domestication of desire: women, wealth, and modernity in Java

Table of Contents

Publication Information

The Domestication Of Desire


Modernity And Its Decline

Rethinking The Domestic Sphere

Gender And Subjectivity

Capturing The Local

Chapter One A Neighborhood Comes Of Age

Cultural Authenticity And The Ethnographic Collage

Behind High Walls

Origin Stories

The Development Of The Batik Industry In Solo

Laweyan In The Late Colonial Period

The Creation Of A Community: Turning Inward

Chapter Two Hierarchy And Contradiction Merchants And Aristocrats In Colonial Java

“power” And The Contradiction Of Wealth

A Legend Of Defiance: Pakubuwana Ii's Misadventures In Laweyan

Colonial Fictions Of Power

The Feminization Of Javanese Trade

The Politics Of The Domestic Sphere

Chapter Three The Specter Of Past Modernities

The Decline Of Laweyan

“community” And Status

The Fetishization Of Deference

Workers And Entrepreneurs

The Logic Of The Commodity, The Failure Of Capital

Narratives Of Progress

The Making Of The Unmodern

Chapter Four Gender And The Domestication Of Desire

Status, Style, And Money

Gender, Desire, And Self-control

A Contrary View: The Danger Of Men's Desire

Gendered Spaces

The Danger Of Autonomous Women

Reconsidering Ideologies Of Gender

Chapter Five The Value Of The Bequest Spiritual Economies And Ancestral Commodities

The Conservation Of Wealth: Gifts And Legacies

The Economy Of Sacrifice

History, Descent, And Cultural Value

Ancestral Commodities And The Regeneration Of Value

“preserving Tradition”

Chapter Six The Mask Of Appearances Disorder In The New Order

Sins Of Failure In The Merchant Community

Catching Fortune: Prestige And Conspicuouc Consumption

One The Inside: Swindling And Scandal

Chapter Seven Disciplining The Domestic Sphere, Developing The Modern Family

Modernist Islam, New Order Ideals

The Domestic Sphere Revisited

Modernity And The Karier Woman

Nature Is Destiny: Reorienting The Modern Subject

Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: The domestication of desire: women, wealth, and modernity in Java

Published By: Original publisher Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 1998. xiii, 301 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Suzanne April Brenner

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 Gender roles and issues (890); Social relationships and groups (571); Status, role, and prestige (554); Drives and emotions (152); Social personality (156); Gender roles and issues (890); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Clothing manufacture (294); Mercantile business (441); Classes (565); Political movements (668); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Prophets and ascetics (792); Ethnic stratification (563); Cultural goals (185); Cultural identity and pride (186); Traditional history (173); Sociocultural trends (178); Cult of the dead (769); Organized ceremonial (796); Visiting and hospitality (574); Etiquette (576); Techniques of socialization (861); Transmission of skills (868); Sex training (864); Education system (871); Religious denominations (795); Eating (264); Saving and investment (454); Individual enterprise (472); Medium of exchange (436); External relations (648); Sacred objects and places (778); Gambling (525); Streets and traffic (363); Cities (633); Dwellings (342);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book is an exploration of modernity and its reversals in an Indonesian city. It traces the social dynamics that brought this city into being as a self-consciously (if somewhat unevenly) modern community in late colonial Java. It also analyzes the factors that contributed to the community's decline beginning in the 1960s. It shows how residents of this town (mostly engaged in the manufacturing of culturally and economically valued Batik) created their own distinctive forms of modern social life, but also how, under certain circumstances, modernness can give way to traditionalism, turning back the trajectory of progress usually associated with modernization.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 38

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. oe05-038

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-293) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1986-1988

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). 1658-1998

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 Ethnology--Indonesia--Surakarta//Social change--Indonesia--Surakarta//Women--Indonesia--Surakarta//Surakarta (Indonesia)--Social conditions


Copy and paste a formatted citation or use one of the links below to export the citation to your chosen bibliographic manager.

Export a Citation