Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight – An Ethnographic Analysis

2 pages | 420 words

This essay discusses Clifford Geertz's ethnography "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight." The author uses the cockfight as a window into understanding Balinese culture more broadly, discussing themes of religion and ritual, government and corruption, and the village as a super-organism.