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By Jeff Lewis

Bali and Balinese tradition became crucial to western imaginings of 'the east.' besides its traditional good looks and tropical sensuality, Bali's wealthy and intricate tradition has proved intensely fascinating for western artists, students, and tourists. notwithstanding, as this aesthetic imagining and hope for attractiveness have developed right into a mass tourism undefined, the island humans and their tradition have skilled radical and quick transformation. whereas many within the overseas group have been shocked by way of the horror of the militant bombings in 2002 and 2005, those assaults have been in basic terms the apex of a profound and ongoing situation which resonates in the course of the interval of Bali's modernization and engagement with the worldwide economic system of pleasure.

Bali's Silent Crisis examines and elucidates the advanced cultural and political atmosphere of up to date Bali. The ebook explains the stipulations of situation in Bali when it comes to a robust collision of cultural components and traits, focusing in particular at the double matrix of 'desire' and 'violence' that has characterised Bali's fresh previous. relocating past an easy competition among 'tradition' and 'the modern', this e-book finds a society that's suffering to reconcile its personal profound aesthetic and feel of historic id with the serious agonisms which are generated via quick social and cultural switch. via its thematic process, Bali's Silent Crisis offers a picture of group trauma, artistic resilience and pluralization. The e-book documents the demanding situations and horrors linked to transition, in addition to the ambitious attractiveness that is still intrinsic to the island's experience of cultural destiny.

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