Cultural Production of Skylore in Indonesia

  • Gene Ammarell
  • Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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Skylore is too often seen as necessarily archaic: reconstruction is the mode of thought most appropriate for its study. Reconstruction posits completion: it removes inconsistencies and gaps – evidence of present day deterioration in essentially antique formulae. Here we discuss the production of skylore as an ongoing process. We highlight the interplay of regional and local levels in the production of Indonesian skylore across three ethnic groups.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ohio UniversityAthensUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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