Consumption Communities

Robert W. Hefner

in The Political Economy of Mountain Java

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1990 | ISBN: 9780520069336
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520913769 | DOI:
Consumption Communities

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The changes sweeping the Tengger highlands have had an impact beyond property, labor, and protection. Consumption is also changing, in a manner that reveals with unusual clarity the altered bases of identity and community. This chapter discusses the family, household, and the domestic cycle in rural Java; education and stratification; employment outside the village; and recent shifts in conspicuous consumption.

Keywords: Tengger highlands; consumption; households; Java; education; employment

Chapter.  14624 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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