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The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Janet Hoskins

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides both an ethnographic study of the organization of time in an Eastern Indonesian society and a theoretical argument about alternate temporalities in the modern world. Based on more ... More


Introduction: The Land and People of Kodi

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the land and people of the Kodi district in Sumba. An anachronism is usually defined as something that remains or appears after its own time. Sumba seemed not a survivor from ... More


The Imported Past: Foreign Sources of Power

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The history of events in Kodi thus remains largely obscure, at least before the beginning of this century. However, one can glimpse certain larger processes, through which ideas of foreign authority ... More


The Local Origins of Time: The Day, Month, and Seasons

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Kodi narrative traditions dealing with origins of the day, month, and year reflect Western religious heritage, presenting time, in the sense of duration, the experience of time slipping away, as ... More


The Past in Narrative: The Creation of the Calendar

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The creation of the calendar at a consensus meeting of the ancestors provides the narrative frame that orients, to a certain extent, all Kodi storytelling about the past. All accounts of how crucial ... More


The Past in Objects: The Colonial Encounter

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Local knowledge of the past is organized not only in narrative, but also in the visual and tactile traces left by past events: heirloom objects, features of the landscape, the special relationship ... More


The Past in Action: The Rites of the Kodi Year

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The rites of the Kodi year involve an oscillation between constraint and excess, strict discipline and Rabelaisian rejoicing, which helps to define the polarities of both social life and the year. ... More


Time as Value: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The visitor to any of the great feasting houses in Kodi is immediately confronted with buffalo horns on display. Each sacrificial event is marked by preserving a remnant of the animal killed. The ... More


Contested Time: The Feast in Dream Village

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The perception of “time as value” is inscribed on individual biographies and life cycles, not reckoned with the mechanical units of clocks, schedules, or timetables. This chapter explores people's ... More


Death and the End of Time: Final Exchanges

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Death represents the end of one strand of time, the time that an individual spends on this earth, and the adjustment of several other strands which have become entangled in the time span of personal ... More


A New Order of Time: Church and State

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

New definitions of cultural citizenship within the nation have tied the increasing penetration of the state to evangelical activity. Conversion to a world religion has become a prerequisite for ... More


The Past as Ideology: New Heroes, New Histories

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

History, called sejarah in Indonesia, is a relative latecomer to local discourse. The concept has come, moreover, with a very specific form and intent: in creating “history,” Kodi commentators joined ... More


The Embattled Chronologer: The Politics of the Calendar

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The political significance of time reckoning in the area was evident in narrative traditions about the origins of Kodi social institutions, where the priest of the calendar is the symbolic anchor of ... More


Revolutions in Time, Revolutions in Consciousness

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The displacement of a ritual calendar that made Kodi the center for the ordering of time caused a shift in temporal perspectives which was to a certain extent irrevocable. It created “history” as an ... More


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