Dumont, Louis. Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications. Complete Revised English edition. Chicago: University of Chicago. LOUIS DUMONT. Homo hierarchicus * Democracy breaks the chain and severs every link of it. Alexis de Tocqueville. 1. Castes and ourselves. <;r!! &dquo; ). Homo Hierarchicus: Essai sur le système des castes () is Louis Dumont's treatise on the Indian caste system.[1] It analyses the caste hierarchy and the.

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Concomitants and Implications Hierarchidus changes as portrayed lois Ghurye My library Help Advanced Book Search. Power and Territory After Chapter II: Attempt at an inventory A local example Central India A new Postface, which sketches the theoretical and comparative aspects of the concept of hierarchy, and three significant Appendixes previously omitted from the English translation complete this innovative and influential work.

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Supreme authority in caste affairs Caste among Muslims The Contemporary Trend Hierarchical society and egalitarian society: Hierarchy of marriages and conjugal unions Caste and profession You are commenting using your WordPress. This is most evident in his question of the individual. Justice and Authority Louis Dumont’s modern classic, here presented in an enlarged, revised, and corrected second edition, simultaneously supplies that reader with the most cogent statement on the Indian caste system and its organizing principles and a provocative advance in the comparison of societies on the basis of their underlying ideologies.


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In this way, is Dumont attempting to write an ethnosociology of Indian caste, or does he still privilege a Western lens in his repeated comparison to social stratification?

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This edition includes a lengthy new Preface in which Dumont reviews the academic discussion inspired by Homo Hierarchicus and answers his critics. The case of the Pathan of Swat Rousseau on equality 5.

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Furthermore, the unit of the village has intricate, plural forms of authority rather than simply linear. Selected pages Title Page.

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He states that the ideology of caste system is fundamentally contrary to our idea of egalitarian society and arises from the nature, conditions and limitations of realisation of such a society.

Dumont moves gracefully from the ethnographic data to the level of the hierarchical ideology encrusted in ancient religious texts which are revealed as the governing conception of the contemporary caste structure.

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