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Homo hierarchicus : the caste system and its implications / Louis Dumont ; translated [from the French] by Mark Sainsbury, Louis Dumont, and Basia Gulati.


Complete rev. English ed.. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980.
ISBN 0226169626, 0226169634

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Standard Title Homo hierarchicus. English
Subjects Antropologia Cult Social.
Caste -- India.
Caste.
Classe Social.
India.
Description li, 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 448-471) and index.
Contents Chapter III: Hierarchy: The Theory of the 'Varna' -- 31. On hierarchy in general -- 32. The theory of the varna: power and priesthood -- 33. Caste and varna -- 34. Hierarchy and power -- 35. Regional status ranking (1901 Census) -- 36. A local example (Central India) -- 37. Attribution or interaction? -- Chapter IV: The Division of Labour -- 41. Caste and profession -- 42. The 'jajmani' system -- 43. Conclusion -- Chapter V: The Regulation of Marriage: Separation and Hierarchy -- 51. Importance of marriage -- 52. Endogamy: the usual view and its limitations -- 53. Hierarchy of marriages and conjugal unions -- 54. Isogamy and hypergamy -- 55. Some examples -- 56. Conclusion -- 57. The classical theory: marriage and varna -- Chapter VI: Rules Concerning Contact and Food -- 61. Place within the whole -- 62. Notes on contact and untouchability -- 63. Food in general -- 64. Food and drink (water) in caste relations -- 65. On the history of vegetarianism.
Chapter IX: Concomitants and Implications -- 91. Introduction -- 92. Renunciation -- 93. The sect and its relations to the caste system: example of the 'Lingayat' -- 94. Tolerance and imitation -- 95. Diachronic implications: aggregation -- 96. Stability and change -- 97. Group kinetics: scission, aggregation, social mobility -- Chapter X: Comparison: Are There Castes Among Non-Hindus and Outside India? -- 101. Introduction -- 102. Christians and caste -- 103. Caste among Muslims -- 104. The case of the Pathan of Swat -- 105. Caste among non-Hindus: conclusion -- 106. Fundamental characteristics for comparison -- 107. The school of 'social stratification': caste and racism -- 108. Castes outside of India?
Chapter VII: Power and Territory -- 71. Introduction -- 72. The territorial framework: the 'little kingdom' -- 73. Rights, royal and other, over the land -- 74. The village -- 75. The problem of economics -- Chapter VIII: Caste Government: Justice and Authority -- 81. From power to authority -- 82. Supreme authority in caste affairs -- 83. The 'village panchayat' -- 84. Internal caste government -- 85. Relations between jurisdictions: authority in general.
Chapter XI: Comparison (Concluded): The Contemporary Trend -- 111. The problem -- 112. Recent changes as portrayed by Ghurye -- 113. Complements -- 114. Is caste reinforcing itself? -- 115. From interdependence to competition -- 116. Provisional conclusion -- 117. Attempt at an inventory -- 118. Hierarchical society and egalitarian society: a summary comparative diagram -- 119. Conclusion.
Introduction -- 1. Castes and ourselves -- 2. The individual and society -- 3. Individualism and holism -- 4. Rousseau on equality -- 5. Tocqueville on equality -- 6. Tocqueville on individualism -- 7. Necessity of hierarchy -- Chapter 1: History of Ideas -- 11. Definition: the word 'caste' -- 12. Main attitudes -- 13. Voluntarist explanation -- 14. Caste as the limiting case of known institutions -- 15. 'Historical' explanations -- 16. Composite explanations -- 17. The period 1900-1945 -- 18. After 1945 -- Chapter II: From System to Structure: The Pure and the Impure -- 21. Element and system -- 22. The place of ideology -- 23. The notion of structure -- 24. The fundamental opposition -- 25. Pure and impure -- 26. Segmentation: caste and subcaste.
Geographic Area India
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6305219
(OCoLC)ocm06305219
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Dumont, Louis, 1911-1998.
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