Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight

Subgroup Size

Entire group


15 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Geertz, C. (1972). Deep play: Notes on the Balinese cockfight. Daedalus, 101(1), 1-37.

As a result of using this media resource, participants will be able to: 1. Grasp the dangers of misunderstanding unfamiliar cultural practices along with the value of understanding cultural behaviors from an emic or insider's perspective. 2. Articulate methods of coming to an emic interpretation.