Priests and Programmers by J. Stephen Lansing
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Priests and Programmers
By J. Stephen Lansing

Priests and Programmers

Technologies of Power in the Engineered Landscape of Bali Revised edition

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Priests and Programmers by J. Stephen Lansing

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For the Balinese, the whole of nature is a perpetual resource: through centuries of carefully directed labor, the engineered landscape of the island's rice terraces has taken shape. According to Stephen Lansing, the need for effective cooperation in water management links thousands of farmers together in hierarchies of productive relationships that span entire watersheds. Lansing describes the network of water temples that once managed the flow of irrigation water in the name of the Goddess of the Crater Lake. Using the techniques of ecological simulation modeling as well as cultural and historical analysis, Lansing argues that the symbolic system of temple rituals is not merely a reflection of utilitarian constraints but also a basic ingredient in the organization of production.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691130668
ISBN-10: 0691130663
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Stephen Lansing

J. Stephen Lansing is a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and in the departments of Anthropology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He is the author of "Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali" (Princeton).

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