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Kindreds of the earth : Badaga household structure and demography

Author: Paul Hockings
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Badaga, a tribal group on the Nilgiri Hills in the far northwest of Tamil Nadu State, India.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hockings, Paul.
Kindreds of the earth.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)892873333
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hockings
ISBN: 0761992928 9780761992929 0761992995 9780761992998
OCLC Number: 39706889
Description: 302 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I The Badaga Household in Context --
Chapter The Badaga Society 25 --
Chapter 2 Research Design 53 --
Chapter 3 Marriage and Descent 73 --
Part II Life and Death in the Household --
Chapter 4 M.N. Thesingh: A Life Story 103 --
Chapter 5 The Ebb of Life 115 --
Part III Quantitative Findings --
Chapter 6 Family and Household 131 --
Chapter 7 The Four Villages 147 --
Chapter 8 Age and Sex, Birth and its Control 171 --
Chapter 9 Morbidity and Mortality 195 --
Part IV Modern Life: Work and the Mass Media --
Chapter 10 The Household and Modern Life 213 --
Chapter 11 Education, Mass Media and the Future 231 --
Appendix I Gazetteer of the Ke:ti Neighbourhood 269 --
Appendix II Some Comparable Longitudinal Studies 277 --
Appendix III Form Used to Summarize Household Censuses 286.
Responsibility: Paul Hockings with a foreword by John C. Caldwell.
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This text focuses on the Badagas, a community which lives in the Nilgiri Hills in Southern India. The longitudinal study covers 27 years of measurement and socio-cultural change in four sample  Read more...

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". . .will be of special interest to those interested in South Indian ethnography and to those interested in issues of India's over-population." -- Pauline Kolenda

 
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