Geertz C. Agricultural involution: the processes of ecological change in Indonesia . Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, p. Agricultural Involution: the processes of ecological change in Indonesia, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California/London: University of California. Agricultural involution: the process of ecological change in Indonesia. by Geertz, Clifford. Publication date Topics Agriculture, Agricultura, Ecologie.
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Swidden is also known as slash and burn and sawah is irrigated rice paddy. Sawah is the dominant form in both Java and Bali where nearly three quarters of Indonesia’s population live and swidden more common in the less central regions. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat Of particular note is Geertz’s discussion of what he famously describes as geerta process of “agricultural involution”. Geertz’s thesis is that gsertz process was tied up with the development of sugar as a smallholder cash crop complementary with rice production.
But this work is still necessary reading for anyone interested in Indonesian agriculture, as well as being a good introduction to the economic history of Indonesia.
Of Approximate Truths and Moral Judgments ” “. It then looks at the historical development of Indonesian agriculture, and in particular the process of “agricultural involution”, where the Javanese economy, faced with external pressure from the economic demands involuiton the Dutch colonial regime and internal pressure from rapidly increasing population, intensified existing forms of agriculture rather than changing. Views Read Edit View history.
Retrieved from ” https: Late in his career, Geertz reflected that the book had become an “orphan,” widely read and criticized without reference to his larger body of work.
The geographical location of these different types is important.
Agricultural Involution by Clifford Geertz – Paperback – University of California Press
The two dominant forms of agriculture are swidden and sawah.
It principal thesis is that many centuries of intensifying wet-rice cultivation in Indonesia had produced greater social complexity without significant technological or political change, a process Geertz terms “involution”. Critics have attacked Geertz’s ideas in a number of places, and some of his conclusions are now considered doubtful.
Agricultural Involution is one of the invokution works of a very influential writer: Having looked at invo,ution agricultural system the book turns to an examination of the systems historical development.
What this amounted was increasing the labour intensity in the paddies, increasing output per area but not increasing output per head. Agrciultural Process of Ecological Change in Indonesia.
Written for a particular US-funded project on the local developments  and following the modernisation theory of Walt Whitman RostowGeertz examines in this book the agricultural system in Indonesia.
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