Download e-book for kindle: Bali's Silent Crisis: Desire, Tragedy, and Transition by Jeff Lewis

By Jeff Lewis

ISBN-10: 0739128205

ISBN-13: 9780739128206

Bali and Balinese tradition became valuable to western imaginings of 'the east.' in addition to its average good looks and tropical sensuality, Bali's wealthy and complicated tradition has proved intensely captivating for western artists, students, and tourists. despite the fact that, as this aesthetic imagining and wish for attractiveness have advanced right into a mass tourism undefined, the island humans and their tradition have skilled radical and fast transformation. whereas many within the foreign group have been surprised by means of the horror of the militant bombings in 2002 and 2005, those assaults have been basically the apex of a profound and ongoing concern which resonates throughout the interval of Bali's modernization and engagement with the worldwide economic climate of pleasure.

Bali's Silent Crisis examines and elucidates the advanced cultural and political atmosphere of up to date Bali. The ebook explains the stipulations of quandary in Bali by way of a robust collision of cultural components and developments, focusing particularly at the double matrix of 'desire' and 'violence' that has characterised Bali's contemporary prior. relocating past an easy competition among 'tradition' and 'the modern', this e-book finds a society that's suffering to reconcile its personal profound aesthetic and feel of ancient id with the serious agonisms which are generated via fast social and cultural swap. via its thematic process, Bali's Silent Crisis provides a picture of neighborhood trauma, inventive resilience and pluralization. The ebook files the demanding situations and horrors linked to transition, in addition to the ambitious attractiveness that continues to be intrinsic to the island's feel of cultural destiny.

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