This thesis documents the complex process by which a
conservative village, Brassika, in South Bali, has been
absorbed into the nation-state of Indonesia.
National-level political events such as the Land
Reform Act of 1960 and the Gestapu coup and its violent
aftermath have led to a significant redistribution of
agricultural land in Brassika. The Puri, the traditional
ruling house of the village and major landowner, has
transferred significant amounts of land to new owners.
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