More Than Words - Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

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More Than Words - Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali
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    Cornell University Press
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    forthcoming
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    • lontar
    • religion
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                    "Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious traditions of Southeast Asia. Through a nuanced study of Balinese script as employed in rites of healing, sorcery, and self-defense, Biography of Richard Fox explores the aims and desires embodied in the production and use of palm-leaf manuscripts, amulets, and other inscribed objects."