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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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1970. Hard Back. Good hardback opcy. No dustjacket. xxi, 386pp.Binder's error left pages 309 - 320 not stitched in (but present). Ex-libris plate inside cover. Codice libro della libreria 031733
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 8vo. Ex-library copy with dustjacket. Hardcovers in nice condition. Usual markings to endpapers etc., else interior clean, binding tight. Dustjacket has normal labels and stickers, in mylar cover that is glued to endpapers. Professional bookseller for twenty years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds. Codice libro della libreria 60596
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Exterior edges of pages are stained, with some light staining in text. Is in library hardback cover which is fraying. Ex-library with wear - may contain significant amounts of highlighting and underlining in pen or pencil. Codice libro della libreria Z1-M-003-01126