Making Blood White: Historical Transformations in Early Modern Makassar

University of Hawaii Press, 2002 - 257페이지
In this study of early modern Makassar in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, William Cummings traces the social, cultural, and political significance of the transition from oral to literate culture in one region of Indonesia. He examines history-making - the ways in which the past is perceived, interpreted, and used - at a crucial moment in early modern Makassar when conceptions of history are being transformed by the advent of literacy. Central to his argument is the notion that histories are not just records or representations of the past but are themselves forces or agents capable of transforming the worlds in which humans live. Not simply structured by the prevailing social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which they are made, they also shape these contexts. Making Blood White beats in important ways on the historiography of Southeast Asia in general and will be read by students of the region's history and anthropology as well as by those interested in the relationships of history, literacy, and politics in premodern Asia.

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Making a History of Early Modern Makassar
Historical Literacy and Makassarese Culture
Early Modern Rulers of Gowa and Talloq

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191 페이지 - generate and organize practices and representations that can be objectively adapted to their outcomes without presupposing a conscious aiming at ends or an express mastery of the operations necessary in order to attain them.
120 페이지 - my Macassar boys would put a minute fragment of rice and meat or fish on a leaf and lay it on a stone or stump as an offering to the deity of the spot.
11 페이지 - The past is everywhere. All around us lie features which, like ourselves and our thoughts, have more or less recognizable antecedents. Relics, histories, memories suffuse human experience. Each particular trace of the past ultimately perishes, but collectively they are immortal. Whether it is celebrated or rejected. attended to or ignored, the past is omnipresent.
11 페이지 - to bodily automatisms the values and categories which they are most anxious to conserve. They will know how well the past can be kept in mind by a habitual memory
212 페이지 - 14. Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents, ed. and trans. James Strachey (New York. Norton, 1961
166 페이지 - is to say, a literate person cannot fully recover a sense of what the word is to purely oral people.
11 페이지 - when they are construed as the “documents” upon which historians ground their own texts, called “histories.
11 페이지 - The text altered the scene by shaping the perceptions of later travelers and guiding those who sought to follow in the footsteps of earlier talents. Often, local figures would request or commission such inscriptions by notable
212 페이지 - See David I. Kertzer, Ritual, Politics, and Power (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1988).
67 페이지 - for bringing past time into the present, so that the histories of ancestors. titles, or mythological events become an intimate part of a person's present identity. To lose this

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Cummings is assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies at the University of South Florida.

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