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Varieties of Javanese religion : an anthropological account

Author: Andrew Beatty
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 111.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Java is famous for its combination of diverse cultural forms and religious beliefs. Andrew Beatty considers Javanese solutions to the problem of culture difference, and explores the ways in which Javanese villagers make sense of their complex and mutual-layered culture.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Beatty
ISBN: 0521624444 9780521624442 0521624738 9780521624732
OCLC Number: 39654894
Description: civ, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Map of East Java --
Introduction --
The slametan : agreeing to differ --
The sanctuary --
A Javanese cult --
Practical Islam --
Javanism --
Sangkan Paran : a Javanist sect --
Javanese Hindus --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 111.
Responsibility: Andrew Beatty.

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This is the most comprehensive book on Javanese religion since Geertz's famous study of 1960.  Read more...
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'Andrew Beatty's ethnographic eye is wonderfully balanced, and he manages better than any book since The Religion of Java to capture the social texture and moral tenor of different varieties of Read more...

 
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