By J. Stephen Lansing, William C. Clark
For the Balinese, the complete of nature is a perpetual source: via centuries of conscientiously directed hard work, the engineered panorama of the island's rice terraces has taken form. in accordance with Stephen Lansing, the necessity for powerful cooperation in water administration hyperlinks hundreds of thousands of farmers jointly in hierarchies of effective relationships that span whole watersheds.
Lansing describes the community of water temples that when controlled the circulate of irrigation water within the identify of the Goddess of the Crater Lake. utilizing the concepts of ecological simulation modeling in addition to cultural and ancient research, Lansing argues that the symbolic process of temple rituals isn't really purely a mirrored image of utilitarian constraints but in addition a easy element within the association of production.