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Maggie Cummings

Clifford Geertz Deep play: notes on the Balinese cockfight When you first meet a Balinese he seesm virtually not to relate to you at all He seems away He decides that you are real and then he beomces a warm, gay , sensitive, sympathetic In Bali, to be teased is to be accepted Bali is a well studded place. Its mythology, art, ritual, social organization, patterns of child rearing, forms of law are examined Cockfights have not been analyzed In Balinese culture babies are not allowed to crawl. Incest is present and drowning is the result of incest Main puberty rite consist of filing the Childs teeth so they will not look like animal fangs The day of silence: when everyone sits silent and immobile all day long in order to avoid contact with the sudden influx of demons chased momentarily out of hell is preceded the previous day by large scale cockfights Daily wages of a manual labourer a brick maker, farm worker was about 3 ringgits a day. Fights are held every 2.5 days which means there is a serious gambling problem Balinese go to cockfights to find out what man, usually composed, aloof, almost obsessively self absorbed, a kind of moral autocross, feels like when, attacked, tormented challenged, insulted and driven in result to the extremes of fury, he has totally triumphed or been brought totally low. COCKFIGHTS Cockfights are illegal in Bali under the republic Worries about the poor gambling all of this money away Worries about what foreigners will think The country views cockfights as primitive, backward www.notesolution.com
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