A brilliant study of how ancient the social and technical aspects of water management systems in Bali, inextricably bound with nature and religion, were undermined by the Green Revolution in the 1970s. Recommended.
"[A]n enjoyable and stimulating book."--Geoffrey Samuel, Journal of Asian Studies
"Priests and Programmers
is written with admirable clarity and should be of interest . . . to anybody working on applied social research."--Michael Hitchcock, Contemporary South Asia
"[B]rilliant and delightful. . . . [N]ot only has [Lansing] written a superb book, but he has contributed materially and humanely to the quality of life of the people he has studied. Too few scholars can make this claim."--Bryan Pfaffenberger, Technology and Culture
"This is fascinating cultural anthropology, even history of religions."--Edward H. Schroeder, Missiology
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