Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. (Benedict Richard O'Gorman), 1936-. Mythology and the tolerance of the Javanese

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Mythology and the tolerance of the Javanese

Published By: Original publisher Ithaca, N.Y.: Modern Indonesia Project, Southeast Asia Program, Dept. of Asian Studies, Cornell University. 1965. 10, 77 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Javanese (OE05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Spirits and gods (776); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source mainly contains descriptive information on the mythological characters—their physical appearances, their personal characteristics, and their roles—of the traditional wayang puppet plays. It is the author’s purpose in presenting these materials to “take wayang out of the framework of drama and literary studies…and try to put it in a wider sociological and psychological context, to see what clues it may provide for a deeper understanding of Javanese society” (p. x). In particular, he focuses on wayang as a mechanism for teaching tolerance of individual differences and for giving persons a sense of their individuality. These values are, he suggests being lost under conditions of Westernization, and wayang is changing from an educational and entertainment form to merely a form of entertainment.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 30

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oe05-030

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1964

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Political Scientist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1982

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1964

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Java, Indonesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Javanese (Indonesian people)/Mythology, Javanese//National characteristics, Javanese//Toleration


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