This is a hard cover book. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. The cover has visible markings and wear. The pages have normal wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. N° de ref. de la librería
Caged in on the Outside is an intimate ethnographic exploration of the ways in which Minangkabau people understand human value. Minangkabau, an Islamic society in Indonesia that is also the largest matrilineal society in the world, has long fascinated anthropologists. Gregory Simon’s book, based on extended ethnographic research in the small city of Bukittinggi, shines new light on Minangkabau social life by delving into people’s interior lives, calling into question many assumptions about Southeast Asian values and the nature of Islamic practice. It offers a deeply human portrait that will engage readers interested in Indonesia, Islam, and psychological anthropology and those concerned with how human beings fashion and reflect on the moral meanings of their lives.
Simon focuses on the tension between the values of social integration and individual autonomy―both of which are celebrated in this Islamic trading society. The book explores a series of ethnographic themes, each one illustrating a facet of this tension and its management in contemporary Minangkabau society: the moral structure of the city and its economic life, the nature of Minangkabau ethnic identity, the etiquette of everyday interactions, conceptions of self and its boundaries, hidden spaces of personal identity, and engagements with Islamic traditions. Simon draws on interviews with Minangkabau men and women, demonstrating how individuals engage with cultural forms and refashion them in the process: forms of etiquette are transformed into a series of symbols tattooed on and then erased from a man’s skin; a woman shares a poem expressing an identity rooted in what cannot be directly revealed; a man puzzles over his neglect of Islamic prayers that have the power to bring him happiness.
Applying the lessons of the Minangkabau case more broadly to debates on moral life and subjectivity, Simon makes the case that a deep understanding of moral conceptions and practices, including those of Islam, can never be reached simply by delineating their abstract logics or the public messages they send. Instead, we must examine the subtle meanings these conceptions and practices have for the people who live them and how they interact with the enduring tensions of multidimensional human selves. Borrowing a Minangkabau saying, he maintains that whether emerging in moments of suffering or flourishing, moral subjectivity is always complex, organized by ambitions as elusive as being “caged in on the outside.”
About the Author: Gregory M. Simon has taught in the University of California, California State University, USA and California Community College, USA systems. He holds a Ph.D from the department of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, USA.
Título: Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity,...
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción University of Hawaii Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0824838300 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0824838300Z2
Descripción University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0824838300
Descripción University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0824838300-2-4
Descripción University of Hawaii Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0824838300 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block - GOOD. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0824838300Z3
Descripción University of Hawaii Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0824838300 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Nº de ref. de la librería 455.M9
Descripción University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020824838300
Descripción University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010824838300
Descripción University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110824838300
Descripción 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería KS-9780824838300
Descripción University of Hawaii Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780824838300