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The Oxford India companion to sociology and social anthropology

Author: Veena Das
Publisher: New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Contributed articles on sociology and cultural history in Indian context.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford India companion to sociology and social anthropology.
New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)903447050
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das
ISBN: 0195645820 9780195645828
OCLC Number: 51939620
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: V. 1. Sociology and social anthropology / André Béteille --
Modernization / Satish Deshpande --
The historiography of Indian society / Richard Saumarez-Smith --
Civil society / J.P.S. Uberoi --
Ecology and environment / Rita Brara --
India's population: its growth and key characteristics / Pravin and Leela Visaria --
Movements of peoples: nomads in India / Aparna Rao and Michael J. Casimir --
Migration / Myron Weiner --
Refugees / Tetsuya Nakatani --
The social and cultural framework of health and disease in India / Paul Greenough --
Social and cultural geography / James L. Wescoat, Jr., Richa Nagar, and David Faust --
Tribes in India / Virginius Xaxa --
Village community / Brij Raj Chauhan --
The Indian city / Narayani Gupta --
Caste / Christopher J. Fuller --
Social stratification: hierarchy, difference, and social mobility / Dipankar Gupta --
Social conflict / Satish Saberwal and N. Jayaram --
The category of folk / Roma Chatterji --
Performances / Heidrun Brückner and Elizabeth Schömbucher --
The image in Indian culture / Christopher Pinney --
Public culture / Arjun Appadurai --
Consumption and lifestyle / Nita Kumar --
Social aspects of language / Udaya Narayana Singh --
Religions of India: plurality and pluralism / T.N. Madan --
Sects and Indian religions / Lawrence A. Babb --
Myth: text and context / Audrey Cantlie --
Religion in everyday life / Masakazu Tanaka --
Christianity in the context of Indian society and culture / Rowena Robinson --
Secularism / Gurpreet Mahajan. V. 2. The paradox of child labour and anthropology / Olga Nieuwenhuys --
Old age and the global economy of knowledge / Lawrence Cohen --
Patterns of literacy and their social context / Jean Drèze --
Schooling, culture, and modernity / Sanjay Srivastava --
Higher education / Suma Chitnis --
The family in India beyond the nuclear versus joint debate / Patricia Uberoi --
Patterns of marriage / Thomas R. Trautmann --
Domestic violence / Malavika Karlekar --
The person beyond the family / Margaret Trawick --
The cultural construction of emotion / Robert Desjarlais and James Wilce --
Agrarian structures and their transformations / Surinder Jodhka --
Labour and trade unions / Narayan Sheth --
Labour, technology, and industry / Kuriakose Mamkoottam --
The informal sector / Jan Breman --
The study of entrepreneurship in India: in need of a comparative perspective / Mario Rutten --
Markets / Denis Vidal --
Decentralization and the poor / Pranab Bardhan --
The significance of lower courts in the judicial process / Robert Moog --
The Indian nation-state: from pre-colonial beginnings to post-colonial reconstructions / Thomas Pantham --
The nature of Indian democracy / Sudipta Kaviraj --
Backward castes/classes as legal and political entities / P. Radhakrishnan --
Local-level/grassroots political studies / Harold A. Gould --
Social movements / Martin Fuchs and Antje Linkenbach --
Collective violence / Jonathan Spencer.
Responsibility: edited by Veena Das.
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