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- DescriptionIn Balinese Worlds, Fredrik Barth proposes a new model for anthropological analysis of complex civilizations that is based on a fresh, synthetic account of culture and society in North Bali and one that takes full tice of individual creativity in shaping the contours of this dynamic culture. In this detailed ethgraphy of the Northern district of Buleleng, Barth rejects mainstream anthropological generalizations of Bali as a cultural system of carefully articulated parts. Instead--drawing on many sources, including the sociology of kwledge, interactional analysis, postmodern thought, and his own exceptionally varied field experience--Barth presents a new model that actually generates variation. Barth's invative analysis of Balinese life highlights both the constructive and the disorganizing effects of individual action, the constant flux of interpretation, and the powerful interaction of memory and social relationships, and kwledge as a cultural resource. Balinese Worlds is a unique contribution t only to Balinese studies but also to the theory and methods of the anthropology of complex societies.
- Author BiographyFredrik Barth is a research fellow of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Anthropology at Emory University.
- Author(s)Fredrik Barth
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1993
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note13ill.2M.
- Weight537 g
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine24 mm
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