Homo hierarchicus : the caste system and its implications

Louis Dumont ; translated by Mark Sainsbury, Louis Dumont, and Basia Gulati

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. 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. On yet another plane of analysis, "homo hierarchicus" is contrasted with his modern Western antithesis, "homo aequalis." This edition includes a lengthy new Preface in which Dumont reviews the academic discussion inspired by "Homo Hierarchicus" and answers his critics. 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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書名 Homo hierarchicus : the caste system and its implications
著作者等 Dumont, Louis
Gulati Basia
Sainsbury M.
Sainsbury Mark
書名別名 Homo hierarchicus : le système des castes et ses implications
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1980
版表示 Rev ed
ページ数 li, 490 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0226169634
NCID BA01365687
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国