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Disintegration, formalisation or reinvention? Contemplating the future of Balinese irrigated rice societies

Lorenzen, Rachel P.


Bali's rice production is organised in units called subak with compulsory membership for farmers who grow rice. The future of this highly productive system generating some of the highest yields across Indonesia is under threat. Urbanisation, rural diversification and tourism are encroaching on the immaculately groomed rice terraces, undermining a centuries-old sociocultural institution which, interwoven with kinship, neighbourhood and congregation groups, shapes Balinese society. Nonetheless,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-23
Type: Journal article
Source: The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2014.1000953


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