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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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He states that the ideology of caste system is fundamentally contrary to our idea of egalitarian society and arises from the nature, conditions and limitations of realisation of such a society. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here By contrast, as soon as a collective end is adopted by several men, their liberty is limited and their equality brought into question.

On the history of vegetarianism Chapter VII: Religious authority, Dumont argues, rests within the hands of the Brahmans and temporal authority in the hands of kings, judges, and law of hierarcihcus. University of Chicago Press Amazon. Notify me of new comments via email. About Contact News Giving to the Press.

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Louis Dumont Complete English edition, revised.

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Tolerance and imitation A local example Central India Notes on contact and untouchability Caste and varna You are commenting using your Facebook account.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Individualism and holism 4. Dumont moves gracefully from the ethnographic data to the level of the hierarchical hieragchicus encrusted in ancient religious texts which are revealed as the governing conception of the contemporary caste structure.

Cultural and Social Anthropology. A Nation of Neighborhoods Benjamin Looker. Dumont argues that this last aspect of hierarchy is the most important and is manifested in the separation between the pure and impure.

We can not restrict ourselves to understand caste system only as a form of ‘ Social stratification ‘. The conclusion chapter returns to the possibility to compare and export the idea of caste to other societies. University of Chicago Press: You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores.

In this way, is Dumont attempting to write an ethnosociology of Indian caste, or does he still privilege a Western lens in his repeated comparison to social stratification? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Furthermore, the unit of the village has intricate, plural forms of authority rather than simply linear.

The Caste System and Its Implications. Food and drink water in louia relations The notion of structure On yet another dumnot 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.

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Homo Hierarchicus

Expanding on the concept of hierarchy, Dumont distinguishes between Western ideas of hierarchy as progressive subordination and Indian theories of hierarchy. Selected pages Title Page. Power and Territory Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Justice and Authority 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.

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