Bali (Indonesia : Province)

The Balinese

Author: Hugh Mabbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789814097031

Category: Bali (Indonesia : Province)

Page: 288

View: 5598

Social Science

The Balinese

Author: John Stephen Lansing

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 4986

This study of the complex Balinese culture examines Balinese concepts of personhood and society; the integration of art into every aspect of Balinese life; the effects of the Guen Revolution on Balinese agriculture; the ecological role of their water temples in an age-old system of inigrate rice terraces; and the ethnohistory of Bali, including both colonial and Balinese views. The book is organized around four different periods of fieldwork and includes an appendix of available films and videos on the Balinese.

Beyond the Realm of the Senses

The Balinese Ritual of Kakawin Composition

Author: Raechelle Rubinstein

Publisher: KITLV Press

ISBN: 9789067181334

Category: Religion

Page: 293

View: 8630

While most other books have focused on Javanese kekawin, a kind of Indonesian poetry, Rubinstein sets out to correct the imbalance with her study of Balinese kekawin. The first part distinguishes Bali as a society of religious literacy, the author examining alphabet magic and the religious beliefs underpinning literary activity. The second section explores Balinese conceptions of kekawin composition as literary yoga, with consideration of the priestly identity of its poets and the act of composing as a religious ritual. The final part investigates the craft of composition with prosody and orthography in texts like the Canda, Bhasaprana, and the Swarawyanjana. Rubinstein is an Australian Research Council Fellow attached to the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney. Distributed in the US by The Book Bin. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Biography & Autobiography

The Balinese people

a reinvestigation of character

Author: Gordon D. Jensen,Luh Ketut Suryani

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

View: 2138

A critique of Gregory Bateson's and Margaret Mead's Balinese Character (which still stands as the definitive reference on Balinese culture and personality), this work studies anew the original issues of the character of the Balinese. The authors present alternative formulations of psycho-social aspects of this culture in an attempt to establish a more valid portrayal of Balinese life.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Balinese poem Basur

an introduction to magic

Author: Christiaan Hooykaas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 106

View: 9615

True Crime

Bali Raw

An expose of the underbelly of Bali, Indonesia

Author: Malcolm Scott

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 981435872X

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 3605

Considered one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia has long been the site for Western fantasies about paradise. Millions of tourists visit the Island of the Gods every year, from families treating the kids to a beach holiday to single men looking for cheap booze and sex. And for many young Westerners and Singaporeans, hardcore partying in Bali has become a rite of passage, but it is not without pitfalls. Bali is a rough place, as dangerous a place as you will ever encounter. What you don’t see in the glossy brochures is the rampant prostitution, the prevalence of AIDS, the bloody turf wars waged between local gangs and the drug- and alcohol-induced Western hooliganism. Tourists are robbed, raped and murdered and Westerners get into vicious fights amongst themselves and with Indonesians on a regular basis. In this extraordinary exposé, Australian author and Bali resident Malcolm Scott reveals the raw underbelly of Bali. He walks readers down Bali’s mean streets with honesty, humour and gritty realism and offers up a Bali choking with violent street fights, cheap sex and aggressive crime. Bali Raw is a must-read for anyone who has visited, or is thinking of travelling to, Indonesia’s Island of the Gods.
Juvenile Fiction

Sadri Returns to Bali

A Tale of the Balinese Galungan Festival

Author: Elisabeth Waldmeier

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290873X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1714

With beautiful illustrations done in the traditional Balinese style, this multicultural children's book celebrates an important Balinese festival. The Galungan festival in Bali marks the victory of dharma (order) over adharma (disorder). It is celebrated by the Balinese Hindus, who believe that during these ten days of prayers, offerings, and feasting, their revered ancestors return to their former homes to be welcomed and entertained. Using this entrancing setting, Swiss illustrator and painter Elisabeth Waldmeier relates the exhilarating festival of the fun-loving Balinese people through the eyes of a former child dancer, Sadri, who descends to his previous home to participate in the annual rapturous village celebrations. A delightful story accompanying enchanting and detailed illustrations, this book will captivate both children and adults alike.

Lipstick and Double-Cross at the Balinese

Author: Larry Brotherton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618634290

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 3452

Located in Galveston, extending more than 600 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, the Balinese Room played host to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Phil Harris, Alice Faye, the Marx Brothers, and the largest illegal gambling operation on the Gulf Coast. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of VJ Day in 1955, a muggy August evening gets even more uncomfortable when two rival gangsters vying for dominance, make it no secret that the Texas Island is not big enough for both men. When one of the mobster bosses is found outside the building with a bullet in the forehead, World War II veteran and Texas Ranger Captain Clint Dawson has a nightclub full of viable suspects, all with a motive for murder. Big Band music and dancing to the songs of the 40's is the backdrop to Lipstick and Double Cross at The Balinese.

Journeys of Desire

A Study of the Balinese Text Malat

Author: Adrian Vickers

Publisher: KITLV Press


Category: History

Page: 385

View: 1891

From the late seventeenth century until the Dutch conquest of the early twentieth Century Bali was ruled by a set of competing kingdoms. This study of the Balinese text Kidung Malat is the first work in Indonesian historical studies to analyse the main ideology of these Balinese kingdoms. It does so by demonstrating how the performance and presentation of the text presented an image of the ideal prince to both rulers and subjects.
Social Science

The Anthropological Romance of Bali 1597-1972

Dynamic Perspectives in Marriage and Caste, Politics and Religion

Author: James A. Boon

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521213981

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 2019

Professor Boon places our current understanding of Bali within the context of historical views of Balinese life and religion, beginning with the initial Dutch contacts after 1597. Based on field work in Indonesia as well as historical research, this book is the first thorough study of Balinese social and cultural dynamics.
Social Science

Bali's silent crisis

desire, tragedy, and transition

Author: Jeff Lewis,Belinda Lewis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739132432

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 8166

Bali and Balinese culture have become central to western imaginings of 'the east.' Along with its natural beauty and tropical sensuality, Bali's rich and complex culture has proved intensely alluring for western artists, scholars, and travelers. However, as this aesthetic imagining and desire for beauty have evolved into a mass tourism industry, the island people and their culture have experienced radical and rapid transformation. While many in the international community were stunned by the horror of the militant bombings in 2002 and 2005, these attacks were merely the apex of a profound and ongoing crisis which resonates through the period of Bali's modernization and engagement with the global economy of pleasure. Bali's Silent Crisis examines and elucidates the complex cultural and political environment of contemporary Bali. The book explains the conditions of crisis in Bali in terms of a powerful collision of cultural elements and trends, focusing specifically on the double matrix of 'desire' and 'violence' that has characterized Bali's recent past. Moving beyond a simple opposition between 'tradition' and 'the modern', this book reveals a society that is struggling to reconcile its own profound aesthetic and sense of historical identity with the intense agonisms that are generated through rapid social and cultural change. Through its thematic approach, Bali's Silent Crisis presents an image of community trauma, creative resilience and pluralization. The book records the challenges and horrors associated with transition, as well as the formidable beauty that remains intrinsic to the island's sense of cultural destiny.
Social Science

Island Of Bali

Author: Covarrubias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317856848

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5095

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tourism in Southeast Asia

Challenges and New Directions

Author: Michael Hitchcock

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 8776940349

Category: Tourism

Page: 358

View: 1567

Tourism in Southeast Asia provides an up-to-date exploration of the state of tourism development and associated issues in one of the world's most dynamic tourism destinations. The volume takes a close look at many of the challenges facing Southeast Asian tourism at a critical stage of transition and transformation and following a recent series of crises and disasters. Building on and advancing the path-breaking Tourism in South-East Asia, produced by the same editors in 1993, it adopts a multidisciplinary approach and includes contributions from some of the leading researchers on tourism in Southeast Asia, presenting a number of fresh perspectives.
Literary Criticism

The Cockfight

A Casebook

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299140547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 9999

Originating more than 2500 years ago, cockfighting is one of the oldest documented sports in the world. It has continued to flourish despite bans against it in many countries. In The Cockfight: A Casebook, folklorist Alan Dundes brings together a diverse array of writing on this male-dominated ritual. Vivid descriptions of cockfights from Puerto Rico, Tahiti, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, and the Philippines complement critical commentaries, from the fourth-century reflections of St. Augustine to contemporary anthropological and psychoanalytic interpretations. The various essays discuss the intricate rules of the cockfight, the ethical question of pitting two equally matched roosters in a fight to the death, the emotional involvement of cockfighters and fans, and the sexual implications of the sport. The result is an enlightening collection for anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists, and psychologists, as well as followers of this ancient blood sport.

The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali

Author: Michel Picard,Rémy Madinier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136726403

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5434

Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and the interesting comparison of two neighbouring societies shaped by two different religions - Islam and Hinduism.
Social Science

Tourism, Ethnicity, and the State in Asian and Pacific Societies

Author: Michel Picard,Robert Everett Wood

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824819118

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 1227

The expansion of international tourism is changing the relationship between ethnic groups and states around the globe. Yet tourism’s importance for the understanding of ethnicity in the modern world has been generally neglected within the field of ethnic studies. This pioneering volume investigates how international tourism development, state policies of ethnic management, and the active responses of local ethnic groups intersect to reshape ethnic identities and ethnic relations in Asian and Pacific societies. It analyzes the ways in which the very meaning of ethnicity and culture are being contested and reworked in the wake of tourism’s impact. Following an introduction that explores the close but often ambivalent relationship between tourism promotion and state ethnic policies, individual contributors examine tourism’s varied effects in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the island Pacific in rich ethnographic detail.