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The People of Bali

ISBN: 978-0-631-22741-0
256 pages
May 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This study provides insight to the history and culture of the people of Bali, from prehistoric times to the present.
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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Figures.

List of Maps.


Note about the Authors.

1. The Land and its People.

2. Pre-colonial Bali.

3. Agriculture, Crafts and Spheres of Exchange.

4. Social Organization.

5. Religion and Beliefs in Practice.

6. Myth and Tradition.

7. The Persuasive Artistry of the Healer.

8. The Process of Modernization.




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Author Information

Angela Hobart has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and is currently a lecturer at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Anthropology Department, University College, London. She is the author of Dancing Shadows of Bali (1987).

Urs Ramseyer studied cultural anthropology, sociology and musicology in Basle and Paris. He is the head of the South-East Asian Department at the Basle Museum of Ethnology. His previous books include The Art and Culture of Bali (1977).

Albert Leemann studied at the University of Zurich and the Alliance française in Paris. He is Emeritus Professor of Social and Environmental Geography at the University of Zürich.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • The fullest account of Indonesia's best known people.

  • Jointly written by an anthropologist, a geographer and an art historian.

  • Beautifully illustrated with original photographs.
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"The content of the individual chapters is informative and readable and will no doubt be of use as general introductory material." Rima, Summer 1998.
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