Nyèn kal ngisidang bangkéné? Shifting Relations of Neighborliness and Family in Bali

  • Richard Fox University of Victoria


Balinese forms of social organization, collective labor and solidarity are gradually being transformed – and often displaced – by new social institutions and their attendant ideals, desires and pleasures. The rise of the nuclear family, as a new social ideal and institution, is one the more important developments in this connection. This essay examines rival conceptions of the family, and of household economy, that underpinned a debate that took place in a southerly Balinese ward over the provision of neighborly assistance during six-monthly odalan ceremonies. The analysis provides insight into how social and cultural transformation is understood and experienced at the level of day-to-day life.


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How to Cite
FOX, Richard. Nyèn kal ngisidang bangkéné? Shifting Relations of Neighborliness and Family in Bali. Jurnal Kajian Bali (Journal of Bali Studies), [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 321-337, oct. 2022. ISSN 2580-0698. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/kajianbali/article/view/91579>. Date accessed: 01 june 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.24843/JKB.2022.v12.i02.p01.