Javanese trah : a preliminary discussion of a type of Javanese social organization
The central concern of this thesis is the description of a type
of Javanese formal social organization called trah. Trah are sometimes
large organizations of an associational type whose membership is based
on genealogical connections oriented to an apical ancestor or ancestress.
Trah are usually established by urban dwellers or those influenced
by an urban orientation. Trah do not seem to be common among villagers
nor the urban poor . While a great proportion of Javanese are not
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