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Caste, hierarchy, and individualism

Indian critiques of Louis Dumont"s contributions

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Published by Oxford University Press in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dumont, Louis, -- 1911-1998,
  • Caste -- India,
  • Social stratification -- India,
  • Individualism -- India

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-256) and index.

    Statementedited by R.S. Khare.
    SeriesOxford in India readings in sociology and social anthropology
    ContributionsKhare, R. S.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM479.D865 C38 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 262 p. ;
    Number of Pages262
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17931973M
    ISBN 100195679172
    ISBN 109780195679175
    LC Control Number2006561014

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: Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism: Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions (Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology) (): Khare, R.S.: Books5/5(1). From the Jacket: CASTE, HIERARCHY, AND INDIVIDUALISM Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions The Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology comprises a set of volumes, each on an important theme or sub-area within these disciplines.

Along with authoritative introductions and sectional prefaces, each book brings together key essays that apprise readers of.

Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions Edited by R.S. Khare Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Well-rounded, rigourous analysis of caste and hierarchy in India. hierarchy Wilkerson’s book is a work of synthesis. She borrows from all that has come before, and her book stands on many shoulders. “Caste” lands so firmly because the historian, the sociologist and.

Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism: Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions Ravindra S. Khare This volume in the Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology series is a well-rounded and rigorous analysis of the study of caste and hierarchy in India.

'Caste' Argues Its Most Violent Manifestation Is In Treatment Of Black Americans Isabel Wilkerson's second book is a masterwork of writing — a profound achievement of. Caste In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

R.S. Khare is the author of Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Eternal Food ( avg rating, 0 /5(2). Oprah sends CEOs and leaders copies of 'Caste,' which compares America's racial hierarchy to India and Nazi Germany By Harmeet Kaur, CNN Updated AM ET, Thu August 6,   Wilkerson’s visit had been prompted by a book she was writing that used the Indian caste system to illuminate America’s racial hierarchy.

It was her first trip to India, but one aspect of what. A new book looks at how hierarchy and class are very intertwined in the way race and racism plays out in America.

Jeffrey Brown talks to author Isabel. Texas Book Festival Isabel Wilkerson on Caste Festival talk highlights structural foundations of U.S. divisions By Michael King, AM, Tue. Nov. 17,   Synopsis Caste describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a caste system.

America is like the caste systems of Nazi Germany and modern India. African-Americans are considered lower in society’s hierarchy. Subsequently, they are excluded from certain opportunities, included with certain negative labels, and considered impure. These characteristics drive the worse social and.

In her new book, Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the laws and practices that created what she describes as a bipolar, Black and white caste.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is a nonfiction book by the American journalist Isabel Wilkerson published in It describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a caste system – a society-wide system of social stratification characterized by notions such as hierarchy, inclusion and exclusion, and son does so by comparing aspects of the experience of American.

When she finished her book, she titled it Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Wilkerson’s thesis is that Americans’ current obsession with race is somewhat misplaced, for there is a deeper and more intractable system that hides behind the chimera of race, and that system is properly called American caste.

A sweeping new book reevaluates the American conception of race and class. between caste status and modern individualism. Dumont went to great lengths to show why hierarchy was not a form of. Caste is the underlying structure of hierarchy that exists in many cultures.

The cue can change with whatever society we’re talking about. For some it might be religion, for others geography. This volume in the OIRSSA series is a well-rounded and rigourous analysis of the study of caste and hierarchy in India. The essays herein are a contextualized sociological appraisal of the work of Louis Dumont.

They constitute Indian responses to Dumont's path breaking work Homo Hierarchicus, and discuss the logic, application and problems assoc. Caste the book, among the year’s best, makes a convincing, often scorching case that caste was there alongside the first colonials (divinely ordained, of course), there at the birth of the nation, and we wrestle every day with that legacy, some benefiting from caste, many never allowed their potential because of caste.

Her book's ambition is. In this volume, the author challenges a number of widely held cultural stereotypes about India. Caste is not as old as Indian civilization itself, and current changes are no more radical than in the past, for caste has evolved throughout its history.

It is not a colonial invention, nor does it result from weak state control. There is no single form of Indian kingship, and power relations. Buy Caste, hierarchy, and individualism, Oxfam, R. Khare (ed),Books, Society Politics Philosophy. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“An instant American classic.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the.

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 Definition: the word ’caste’ Main attitudes Voluntarist explanation Caste as the limiting case of known institutions In an era of increasingly widespread anti-capitalism, it can be surprising how matter-of-fact Wilkerson is about class hierarchy.

Class mostly appears in the book as either a function of caste or a foil to it: Black people are mostly confined to low-wage labor and lower social classes, while some rise to the upper classes but face frequent. Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism India Reacts to Louis Dumont (Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology) by Ravindra S.

Khare ISBN ISBN Hardcover; Oxford University Press, USA; ISBN Casta (Spanish:) is a term which means "lineage" in Spanish and has been interpreted by certain historians during the 20th century to describe mixed-race individuals in Spanish America, resulting from unions of Spaniards (españoles), Amerindians (Indios), and Africans ().Basic mixed-race categories that appeared in official colonial documentation were mestizo, generally offspring of a.

The Pulitzer Prizewinning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a.

It is not surprising that a brilliant book on caste in India should come from a Frenchman immersed in the traditions of the writer of Democracy in America. In his new book,* Professor Louis Dumont brings about a confrontation between Western concepts of equality and Indian concepts of hierarchy.

Caste The Origins of Our Discontents (Book): Wilkerson, Isabel: The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Wilkerson explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi. Wilkerson, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing and author of the best-selling book The Warmth of Other Suns, builds on her previous success in her new book, Caste. Caste is the follow-up to her acclaimed bestselling As research for that book, she interviewed more than a thousand African Americans who.

Caste (Anglicized from of Casta), or Jāti, is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a style of life which often includes an occupation, ritual status in a hierarchy, and customary social interaction and exclusion based on cultural notions of purity and pollution.

Seeing the title of "Caste" had me believe that this discussion would go beyond the binary frames that usually are associated with discourses on racism by using the lens of caste hierarchy. As the book went on, however, I found the intricate retelling of past atrocities against individual African Americans--which most of the book is dedicated.

Interrogating Caste Interrogating Caste by Dipankar Gupta. Download it Interrogating Caste books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The idea of difference, and not hierarchy, determines the tendency of each caste to keep alive its discrete nature and this is also seen to be true of the various castes which occupy the same rank.

“Caste was the more accurate term.” Her latest book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, is a much anticipated follow-up and couldn’t be timelier. In it, she examines the “race-based caste pyramid in the United States,” comparing this sociological construction to two other notable caste systems: those of India and Nazi Germany.

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[R S Khare;] -- Louis Dumont,French anthropologist; contributed articles. Book description: Globalization promised to bring about a golden age of liberal individualism, breaking down hierarchies of kinship, caste, and gender around the world and freeing people to express their true, authentic agency.

But in some places globalization has spurred the emergence of new forms of. the caste system of India-"through the (renewed) concept of hierarchy."'2 The next section of this paper discusses each of the seven different kinds of hierarchy in HH: i) Dumont's adaptation of Bougle's tetrad of factors involved in the Indian caste system-hierarchy, separation, interdependence, and purity-pollution; 2) the disjunction between.

Caste does offer space for the individual, though in a particular Indian mould, and Hinduism does not provide for an integration of castes through ritual.

In short, social organization varies widely in India, and cannot provide the key to the specificity of caste.In a recent article (July 1, ) in The New York Times, Isabel Wilkerson asserts that three “caste systems” have prevailed/persisted in human history: “The lingering, millenniums-long caste system of India.

The tragically accelerated, chilling and officially vanquished caste system of Nazi Germany. And the shape-shifting, unspoken, race-based caste pyramid in the United States. The idea of caste challenges fundamental notions of America as a meritocratic society in which individual actions and perseverance can shatter old world tentacles of tribe and social entrapment.