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Contextualising Caste By Edited by Ursula M. Sharma

Contextualising Caste
by Edited by Ursula M. Sharma

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Much anthropological and sociological work on South Asia (especially work done by western academics) takes for granted the centrality of caste in Hindu society. The aim of the present volume is to take a critical look at this assumption, contextualising caste in relation to other dimensions of modern Indian society.
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Contextualising Caste: Post-Dumontian Approaches by Edited by Ursula M. Sharma

Much anthropological and sociological work on South Asia (especially work done by western academics) takes for granted the centrality of caste in Hindu society. The aim of the present volume is to take a critical look at this assumption, contextualising caste in relation to other dimensions of modern Indian society. The contribution of the volume will be both theoretical and ethnographic.

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About Edited by Ursula M. Sharma


Mary Searle-Chatterjee is Senior Lecturer in Applied Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Ursula M. Sharma is Reader in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Keele.

Table of Contents


Introduction.

1. Is a Theory of Caste still Possible?: D. Quigley (Queen's University of Belfast).

2. Caste, Democracy and the Politics of Community in India: S. Mitra (University of Hull).

3. Berreman Revisited; Caste and the Comparative Method: U. M. Sharma (University of Keele).

4. Girasias and the Politics of Difference in Rajasthan: Caste, Kinship and Gender in a Marginalised Society: M. Unnithan (University of Sussex).

5. Caste without a System; a Study of South Indian Harijans: R. Deliege (University of Louvain/FNRS).

6. Religion, Caste and other identities: Mary Searle-Chatterjee (Manchester Metropolitan University).

7. Caste - A Personal Perspective: A. Shukra.

Notes on Contributors.

Index

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GOR002659406
Contextualising Caste: Post-Dumontian Approaches by Edited by Ursula M. Sharma
Edited by Ursula M. Sharma
Sociological Review Monographs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1994-11-30
190
0631192832
9780631192831
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