Community in the Balance
Morality and Social Change in an Indonesian Society
By (author) James Hagen
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Community in the Balance by James Hagen
Book DescriptionCommunity in the Balance presents a fresh perspective on some classic social science issues. It examines the conflicts and tensions that permeate day-to-day interactions of a people in a remote region of the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku. The Maneo openly tout the pleasures of living alone in the forests of Seram away from the demands of kith and kin and the scrutiny that comes from life in villages in close proximity. The option is real. Yet while the incessant social demands and low-level enmities they attribute to village life are also felt, most acutely in the peril of sorcery, the accounts of strife are exaggerated to help establish the mutuality of the terms on which people do associate-as a collective sacrifice and virtue. Drawing on Aristotelian ideas of morality and exploring the modalities of recognition, desire, and displacement, the book focuses on the strategies of negotiation and obfuscation Maneo employ to foster community life. As volition is central to moral practice, the book's analysis of the subsequent religious conflagration that swept the province between 1999 and 2002 illuminates how fears and rumors of attack narrowed options that might otherwise have enabled enough people to opt out, condemn the violence, and perhaps contain it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594510786
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Examines the conflicts and tensions that permeate day-to-day interactions of a people in the eastern Indonesian province of Malku.
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Author Biography - James Hagen
Jim Hagen lived in Indonesia for four years, including 20 months of field work on the island of Seram. Currently an administrator at Trinity College, he has taught at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Cincinnati, and John Carroll University and has lectured widely.
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