Anthropology in the East

Founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology

Author: Patricia Uberoi,Nandini Sundar,Satish Deshpande

Publisher: Seagull Books London Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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Originally publihsed: Delhi: Permanent Black, c2007.
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Social Sciences: The Indian Scene

Author: Yogesh Atal

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170170426

Category:

Page: 295

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Social Sciences in India have acquired the status of a profession. Although they are relatively recent, their achievements have been remarkable. The papers collected in this volume relate to some aspects of the growth of the profession of social sciences in India. Written by one of the distinguished and leading sociologists of the country Professor Yogesh Atal — these essays convey an insider-view of the profession. The growth of the profession and the general problems related to teaching and research are discussed in the first two chapters. The reader is then introduced more intimately to the twin disciplines of sociology and social anthropology as they have developed in India. A full chapter is devoted to the studies of the village. The book also contains two articles on research methodology. One is a detailed account of the research carried out by the author on which is based his well-known book, Local Communities and National Politics (1971). The other essay is on the evolution of content analysis as a research technique. The essays do not merely narrate the history of the growth of social science enterprise in India. The author has frankly discussed the problems facing the profession, and has critically evaluated its past performance.
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Family, Kinship and Marriage in India

Author: Patricia Uberoi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

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This Book Attempts To Capture The Great Variety Of Family Types And Kinship Practices Found In The South Asia Region.
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Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism

Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions

Author: R. S. Khare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198062776

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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This volume in the Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology 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 associated with his influential structural and comparative method in sociology. The essays in Section I provide the reader with accessible summaries and overviews of Dumont's work. Section II is a critical appraisal of aspects of his works, while Section III reflects the general shift in Indian sociology and social anthropology towards postcolonial debates and discourses. The final section includes excerpts from Dumont's own writings, along with comments on the issues of method, theory, and analysis. With contributions from important scholars of Indian sociology and anthropology, the reader is the second volume after Social Stratification (in the series) to look at the issue of caste. This high profile volume will feed into courses on Indian sociology across universities and be of particular interest to students of sociology and social anthropology in post graduate and M.Phil level courses, in addition to other scholars of caste and political sociology.
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Knowledge and Society

Situating Sociology and Social Anthropology, Revised Edition

Author: T.K. Oommen

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780198090465

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This volume identifies three persisting areas of tension in sociology: sociology's ambiguous identity vis-à-vis social anthropology; its claim for scientificity; and the appropriateness of the units of its analyses, namely society, nation-state, and civilization.
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Theory and method

evaluation of the work of M.N. Srinivas

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas,Baburao Shravan Baviskar,E. A. Ramaswamy

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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"This edited volumes intended to help the students of sociology, social anthropology and social change in elucidating the implied theory and method of Prof. Srinivas in studying the social structure and change in Indian society. No doubt, there will be a great demand for this book from the students and teachers of the social science disciplines, and humanities too." --The Hindue The first in a series, this volume discusses theory and method in the study of social structure and change, focusing specifically on the work of M. N. Srinivas, the universally acknowledged architect of modern sociology and social anthropology in India. A group of Srinivas's students, colleagues, and admirers, the contributors provide rich discussions on a wide range of themes, including the semiotics of ritual, professionalization of the social sciences, ethical issues in social research, processes of change in complex societies such as India, and the aims and methods of sociology and social anthropology. One group of papers critically evaluates Srinivas's major writings and explores the theoretical, methodological, and professional issues that surface in his writings. Written by distinguished scholars, the original essays in this volume provide valuable insights into social structure and change in a complex society. Well researched and lucidly written, Social Structure and Change, Volume 1 will be widely welcomed by all those involved in the study of sociology, social anthropology, and social change.
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Village, Caste, Gender, and Method

Essays in Indian Social Anthropology

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The Work Of M.N. Srinivas Constitutes A Watershed In The Development Of Sociology In India, And The Selections Brought Together In This Volume Have Had A Lasting Influence On The Discipline.
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Handbook of Indian Sociology

Author: Veena Das

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780195685107

Category: Political Science

Page: 510

View: 6932

This handbook makes available to students a comprehensive resource reference in the field of sociology and social anthropology.
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Methodology and Fieldwork

Author: Vinay Kumar Srivastava

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195678161

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

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The Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology comprise 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 the current debates and developments within that area, with specific reference to India. The volumes act both as introductions to sociology and social anthropology and as essential reference works for students, teachers, and researchers. This comprehensive and cross disciplinary reader on research methodology looks at the character of social research, fieldwork, ethnography, and survey research as well as the ethical and ideological issues involved in conducting research. With contributions from well-known ethnographers and social scientists, the volume highlights the nature of social research and conceptualizes social reality and its dimensions. The essays emphasize the importance of both qualitative and q uantitative aspects of methodology and dwell on specific situations encountered while conducting fieldwork in India. This book, a prescribed text for B Sc Anthropology courses, will also be an indispensable read for students, teachers, and researchers across disciplines, particularly sociology, social anthropology, and other brances of social sciences.
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Anthropology and Development in a Globalized India

An Ethnography of Sericulture from the South

Author: Eswarappa Kasi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815764

Category: Social Science

Page: 110

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The book tries to portray sericulture, as a crop enterprise, and which is emerged as one of the foremost view in the theoretical and methodological understanding in the disciplines of Sociology and Social Anthropology in India. Thus, anthropological analysis of sericulture and its emergence in the development literature gives us an idea of the activity leads to further theoretical and critical studies. Anthropological understanding of the sericulture and its development, thus, is explained thoroughly as studied by the scholars of the different disciplines in across the states of India. Sericulture is best suited to a country like India where manpower and land resources are in surplus. It generates direct and indirect employment in various ways. More and more farmers in India have taken up sericulture activity and which was once confined to only five States, has spread to almost all the States of India. Sericulture also creates gainful employment to women and aged people at homes with minimum risk. Thus, the analysis clearly establishes the importance of sericulture over other crops in the generation of fresh employment opportunities in rural areas. Further, as a predominant sector of rural development, stability is the vital need of sericulture enterprise. In the book, an attempt is made to understand the anthropological/sociological view of development. The book is interdisciplinary in nature and will be useful to scholars and students of Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Social Work, Rural Development, Gender Studies and Development Studies.
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On Crisis and Commitment in Social Sciences

Author: Shyama Charan Dube,Yogesh Atal

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170171695

Category: Social sciences

Page: 108

View: 8754

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Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136539972

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 6809

This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined, illustrating how micro-sociology can be made relevant to macro-sociology. Originally published 1966.
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Social Change in Modern India

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125004226

Category: India

Page: 200

View: 353

This Volume Is A Compilation Of A Series Of Lectures Delivered By The Eminent Social Anthropologist M. N. Srinivas. These Lectures Have Been Widely Acclaimed And Have Since Been Recommended Or Prescribed As A Text For Students Of Sociology, Anthropology And Indian Studies. The Book Remains The Classic Of Social Anthropology As It Was Hailed, When First Published.
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