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This three part social distinction is based on religious beliefs and perhaps practices. Other factors such as wealth, birth, historical explanation, occupation, and so on are also used to characterise these three types, but they are secondary. Some commentators, assuming that sociological categories are based in materially reality, have criticised Geertz. Geertz used of, for want of a better term, an indigenous typology.

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That is to say the three social types was provided by his informants and evident in common usage. Some people of have told me that pre-WWII Dutch scholarship also made use of these terms Indeed in Jay and Anderson, for example, we see mention of these types.

Nevertheless, the application of an indigenous explanations has been debated in anthropology and, with specific reference to Java, in Indonesian studies. For information on critiques of Geertz's typology of abangan-santri-priyayi, please see my blog: I think this observation is correct.

I would like, one day, to read or write about how this is the case. Geertz, Clifford. The Religion of Java. The Free Press.

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The first variant is abangan. Abangan religion is characterised by: In order to appease the beings which they worship, ritual meals slametan are held. Geertz distinguishes santri from abangan beliefs in terms of a concern with doctrine as opposed to ritual, absolute truth in contrast to relativism; and an emphasis on the wider community as opposed to the household unit.

Third is the priyayi , or gentry variant of Javanese religion. The mysticism concerns the ultimate experience of oneself as a manifestation of God that is the experience of rasa. This experience is achieved through abstinence and meditation. The priyayi variant is distinguished from that of the abangan in the following way: Mystic practices tend turn into curing practices; a vague and abstract pantheism gives way to a vivid and concrete polytheism; a concern for individual religious experience is replaced by a concern for group religious reciprocality Geertz , Your request to send this item has been completed.

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