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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Necessity of hierarchy Chapter 1: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Furthermore, the unit of the village has intricate, plural forms of authority rather than simply linear.

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louix Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Tocqueville on equality 6. 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.

The theory of the varna: You are commenting using your WordPress. 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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Caste and varna This article about a non-fiction book on history of India or its predecessor states is hierarchucus stub. 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.

Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All stub articles. Account Options Sign in. Recent changes as portrayed by Ghurye Notify me of new comments via email. History of Ideas Fundamental characteristics for comparison Dumont engages with the historiography of India and sociological theories of J.

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Rumont 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. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Christians and caste Rousseau on equality 5. Tocqueville on individualism 7. A new Postface, which sketches the theoretical and comparative aspects of the concept of hierarchy, and three significant Appendixes previously omitted from the English translation complete this innovative and influential work.

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The case of the Pathan of Swat The Contemporary Trend In the Watches of the Night Peter C. Importance of marriage This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub. 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?


After Chapter II: The sect and its relations to the caste system: Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Rather than hierarchy resting upon western ideas of linear power and authority, Dumont connects Indian hierarchy to religious values, the four varnas, and the relationship to hiegarchicus whole. This article does not cite any sources.

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. In effect, if the whole of humanity is deemed present in each man, then each man should be free and all men are equal.

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Complete Revised English edition. Regional status ranking Census University of Chicago Press- Social Science – pages. This concept was termed as Hierarchicua by MN Srinivas. Place within the whole Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr.

Language as social semiotic: The Division of Labour On yet another plane of analysis, homo hierarchicus is contrasted with his modern Western antithesis, homo aequalis. The period