The History and Structure of Gayo Society: Variation and Change in the Highlands of Aceh

Bowen, John Richard

     The research on which this thesis is based was conducted in the Gayo region of Aceh province, Indonesia, between February 1978 and June 1980. . . . In the course of fieldwork I found that Gayo society contained features which resembled those in Batak society, and others which were closer to Acehnese social structure. Moreover, Gayo social structure exhibits variations in the relative importance of one set of elements or relations vis-