Recasting Caste: From the Sacred to the Profane

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Recasting Caste confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont's Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber's distinction between class and status. Conventional wisdom on caste is idealist, and most students of the subject therefore exaggerate ritual homogeneity and deflect attention from intracaste differentiation and inequality. In contrast, by focusing on intracaste differences, Professor Singh demonstrates that caste hierarchy is grounded in a monopoly of land rights and political power ...

Recasting Caste: From the Sacred to the Profane 2014, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9788132113461

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