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Louis Dumont and Hierarchical Oppositon


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Needham's Development of Hertz
Chapter 3. The Dumontian Reaction: understanding
Chapter 4. The Background to Dumont's Revision in India and Elsewhere
Chapter 5. The Reception of Hierarchical Opposition
Chapter 6. The School of Dumont: From Classification to Ritual Analysis
Chapter 7. Residue, Cosmos and Economics
Chapter 8. Innocence and Possibility
Chapter 9. Legacies and Lessons


About the Author

Robert Parkin is a social anthropologist who took his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 1984 for a thesis on kinship in South and Southeast Asia. His main theoretical interests are in kinship, religion and identity, and he has conducted research and field enquiries in Orissa (India), Poland, Italy and Brussels.

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