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The Resource Hard bargaining in Sumatra : western travelers and Toba Bataks in the marketplace of souvenirs, Andrew Causey

Hard bargaining in Sumatra : western travelers and Toba Bataks in the marketplace of souvenirs, Andrew Causey

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Hard bargaining in Sumatra : western travelers and Toba Bataks in the marketplace of souvenirs
Title
Hard bargaining in Sumatra
Title remainder
western travelers and Toba Bataks in the marketplace of souvenirs
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Causey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hard Bargaining in Sumatra is an artfully written and penetrating examination of interactions between Western travelers and Toba Batak wood carvers in the souvenir marketplaces of Samosir Island, North Sumatra. Toba Batak carvings, ranging from simple human figures of wood to elaborately engraved water buffalo horns, are described in tourist guidebooks and by Toba Batak vendors alike as "traditional" and "antique," despite many recent changes and inventions in form. This pathbreaking work investigates how notions of place and self are constructed by the travelers and the Bataks in the context of ethnic tourism. The author proposes that these interactions be understood in light of Louis Marin's concept of utopics, suggesting that tourist venues such as hotels and marketplaces are neutral spaces where both locals and visitors can act out behaviors that would ordinarily be constrained by their respective cultures. The transformation of Toba Batak woodcarving is one result of such marketplace interactions. The Western tourist's desire for traditional art has encouraged Batak carvers to continue to make objects based on forms developed by their animist predecessors, the majority of whom converted to Christianity at the turn of the century. Toba Batak carving style, however, is far from static; artisans create innovative pieces that they frame within the same historically legitimizing narratives used for "traditional" objects
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Causey, Andrew
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia: politics, meaning, memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toba-Batak (Indonesian people)
  • Toba-Batak (Indonesian people)
  • Wood-carving, Toba-Batak
  • Culture and tourism
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
  • Samosir Island (Indonesia)
  • Samosir Island (Indonesia)
  • Culture and tourism
  • Economic history
  • Manners and customs
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
  • Wood-carving, Toba-Batak
  • Indonesia
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
Label
Hard bargaining in Sumatra : western travelers and Toba Bataks in the marketplace of souvenirs, Andrew Causey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Creating Value and Meaning
  • Chapter 6. Locating Spaces of Interaction
  • Chapter 7. Innovating Traditions
  • Conclusion: Someplace in Between
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
  • about the author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction "Tunggu Dulu Tesnya ... ": Stories from the Fancy Mat
  • Chapter 1. Orienting the View
  • Chapter 2. Locating Lake Toba
  • Chapter 3. Knowing Who Is Who
  • Chapter 4. Carving a Life in Batakland
Control code
ocn607006287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843557
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824843557
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vk1c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607006287
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Hard bargaining in Sumatra : western travelers and Toba Bataks in the marketplace of souvenirs, Andrew Causey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Creating Value and Meaning
  • Chapter 6. Locating Spaces of Interaction
  • Chapter 7. Innovating Traditions
  • Conclusion: Someplace in Between
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
  • about the author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction "Tunggu Dulu Tesnya ... ": Stories from the Fancy Mat
  • Chapter 1. Orienting the View
  • Chapter 2. Locating Lake Toba
  • Chapter 3. Knowing Who Is Who
  • Chapter 4. Carving a Life in Batakland
Control code
ocn607006287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843557
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824843557
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vk1c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607006287
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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