By Peter R. Goethals
Relatively short surveys of 2 to 3 months by way of Indonesian graduate scholars in the course of 1955-1956 in twenty-three villages on Java and fourteen on Sumatra helped set the degree for next experiences intensive by way of 4 social anthropologists. those reviews were undertaken in relevant Java, in West Java (one close to Bogor and one close to Sumedang) and Sumbawa, respectively by way of Dr. Koentjaraningrat, Dr. Gerald Williams, Andrea Wilcox Palmer, and Dr. Peter Goethals.
The facts amassed and analysed in those experiences will be of curiosity to the political scientist and sociologist drawn to Indonesia in addition to to the anthropologist. In view of the immense parts of universal obstacle within the learn of those 4 anthropologists, it really is our wish that their information will enable a few significant comparability and that the importance of a few in their findings can have a relevance transcending the Indonesian scene and end up worthy to social scientists operating in different areas.
In any case there will be doubtless as to the intrinsic price of
Dr. Goethals’ examine and of its value to social scientists of no matter what self-discipline who're curious about modern Indonesia. dependent upon years of extensive learn in western Sumbawa, his is the 1st of the village experiences extensive to seem within the Cornell sleek Indonesia Project’s Monograph sequence. - George McT. Kahin, August 1961
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