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The Play of TimeKodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange$
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Janet Hoskins

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780520080034

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520080034.001.0001

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Revolutions in Time, Revolutions in Consciousness

Revolutions in Time, Revolutions in Consciousness

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(p.363) 13 Revolutions in Time, Revolutions in Consciousness
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The Play of Time
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Janet Hoskins

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0014

The displacement of a ritual calendar that made Kodi the center for the ordering of time caused a shift in temporal perspectives which was to a certain extent irrevocable. It created “history” as an alternative to “heritage” and moved the locus of debate from the various evidences of narratives, objects, and actions to a new form of totalizing vision. This chapter pulls together the various strands of argument and shows their relevance to wider theoretical issues. Its conclusions are of three types: a local-level conclusion, which maps out the particular forms of Kodi temporality; a comparative conclusion, which places Kodi in the wider context of the politics of time within Indonesia and other nations of the developing world; and a theoretical conclusion, which reexamines the relations of totalities and practices from a historicist perspective.

Keywords:   ritual, calendar, Kodi, time, history, politics, Indonesia

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