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'Comment' on B. Hauser-Schaublin ' The Pre-colonial Balinese state reconsidered: A critical evaluation of theory construction on the relationship between irrigation, the state and ritual

Warren, C. (2003) 'Comment' on B. Hauser-Schaublin ' The Pre-colonial Balinese state reconsidered: A critical evaluation of theory construction on the relationship between irrigation, the state and ritual. Current Anthropology, 44 (2). pp. 174-175.

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Abstract

Hauser-Schaublin's demonstration of royal involvement in the management of Bali's sophisticated irrigation system is a useful corrective to any tendency to underemphasize or exclude the political influence of kingship in the "theatre state" and "democractic irrigation" models put forward by Geertz and Lansing, but it does not detract from the contribution of these two models to an understanding of precolonial Balinese Society.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Asian Studies
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12345
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