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Dumont, Louis. Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications. Complete Revised English edition. Chicago: University of Chicago. LOUIS DUMONT. Homo hierarchicus * Democracy breaks the chain and severs every link of it. Alexis de Tocqueville. 1. Castes and ourselves. <;r!! &dquo; ). Homo Hierarchicus: Essai sur le système des castes () is Louis Dumont's treatise on the Indian caste system.[1] It analyses the caste hierarchy and the.

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University of Chicago Press: Justice and Authority Caste as the limiting case of known institutions hisrarchicus As stated in his preface, Dumont attempts to move away from Western, exogenous concepts of social class to understand caste as a total social fact.

Dumont argues that this last aspect of hierarchy is the most important and is manifested in the separation between the pure and impure.

This concept was termed as Sanskritisation by MN Srinivas. The conclusion chapter returns to the possibility to compare and export the idea of caste to other societies.

Louis Dumont Complete English edition, revised. The Regulation of Marriage: Pure and impure Regional status ranking Census This article does iherarchicus cite any sources. From interdependence to competition Individualism and holism 4.


Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications, Dumont

Furthermore, the unit of the village has intricate, plural forms of authority rather than simply linear. Thanks for the effort!

This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The sect and its relations to the caste system: The notion of structure From power to authority On yet another plane of analysis, homo hierarchicus is contrasted with his modern Western antithesis, homo aequalis. Srinivas Manu marriage Marriott Max Weber modern Muslims nature notion opposition panchayat particular point of view political precisely present priests principle pure and impure purity question Rajputs rank recognize reference region relation relationship relative religion religious renouncer renunciation ritual sacrifice sanyasi sect seen sense Shudras social stratification society sociology Sous-caste speak Srinivas status subcaste superior Talcott Parsons tendency territorial texts theory tion traditional Untouchables Uttar Pradesh values varnas Vedic vegetarianism village whilst whole.

This is the foundation of the two great ideals of the modern age. You are commenting using your Facebook account. On hierarchy in general 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.


After Chapter II: Tocqueville on equality 6. Concomitants and Implications References to this book Language as social semiotic: 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. This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub.

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This edition includes a lengthy new Preface in which Dumont reviews the academic discussion inspired by Homo Hierarchicus and answers his critics.

The theory of the varna: On the history of vegetarianism Chapter VII: Is caste reinforcing itself?

University of Chicago Press, The individual and society 3. Caste among Muslims From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fundamental characteristics for comparison Notes on contact and untouchability The Caste System and Its Implications.