View cart “Het geheim van Paleis Kneuterdijk: De wekelijkse gesprekken van koning Willem II met zijn minister J.C. Baud over het koloniale beleid en de herziening van de grondwet 1841-1848” has been added to your cart.

Storytelling in Bali

132.50 price incl. VAT and excl. KITLV discount

SKU: 9789004311596 Categories: , , , , , , ,

In Storytelling in Bali, Hildred Geertz makes a case for the importance of the role of informal storytelling as an engine of social change in Bali in the 1930s. This is a study of more than 200 texts dictated by the painters of the village of Batuan in 1936 to the anthropologist Gregory Bateson. It is completed by three years field work in Batuan in the 1980s.

The tales reveal a set of strong ambivalences about the magical powers of kings, priests and sorcerers, and about social strains within villages and families. These narratives were related in the daily settings of home and coffee shop and also in the spectacular dance-dramas of the time.

Additional Information






Reviews (0)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Storytelling in Bali”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *