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Perfect Order:
Recognizing Complexity in Bali
J. Stephen Lansing

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"Perfect Order is an exceptional work--a new classic in the anthropology of religion, the environment, and society. It will provoke considerable debate in the field--all, I feel, for the better."--Robert W. Hefner, Boston University, author of Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia

"This wonderful book weaves together two fields that rarely come close to each other--complex adaptive systems and anthropology. In showing how the two can both give insights into one human-environment system, Lansing also reminds us that complex adaptive systems are not just computer abstractions, but have real-world significance; and that human cultures, while rich in their own right, follow certain dominant patterns and rules, with lessons for the evolution of human societies and cultures today."--Ann P. Kinzig, Arizona State University

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