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The Kamar

S.C. Dube

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book takes a comprehensive look at the Kamar tribe, an aboriginal tribe located within the Central Province (present day Chhattisgarh) of India. It presents an anthropological monograph on the ... More


India’s Reforms: How They Produced Inclusive Growth

Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199915187
eISBN:
9780199933495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915187.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

While there is now consensus that liberalizing reforms have been behind the acceleration of growth in India to the current 8 to 9 percent level, critics continue to argue that opening the economy to ... More


AFTERWORD

Lindsay G. Robertson

in Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148695
eISBN:
9780199788941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148695.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents a summary of the preceding chapters. John Marshall did not foresee that the doctrine he developed would be used to support the removal of the southeastern tribes. When given his ... More


Subjects of the Nation Without Citizenship: The Case of ‘Hill Tribes’ in Thailand

Mika Toyota

in Multiculturalism in Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199277629
eISBN:
9780191603303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277621.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the term ‘hill tribe’, used to refer to the marginal non-Tai-speaking upland population in Thailand, reflects the nature of the relationship between the state and the ... More


Background of the Early-Nineteenth-Century Messianic Awakening

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Profound changes in late 18th- and early 19th-century European and Jewish history persuaded many traditional Jews around the world that the redemption was at hand and that they were living in the ... More


Attempt to Renew Rabbinic Ordination in Safed

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A variety of practical obstacles prevented the Vilna Ga’on’s disciples from settling in Jerusalem as soon as they arrived in the Land of Israel in 1808-1812. Instead, they settled in the Galilean ... More


 Jewish Accounts and Christian Traditions

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the myth of the Lost Tribes. It argues that from the earliest times to the first conquests, the myth of the Lost Tribes and its plasticity gave weight to the world of ... More


Society: Tribe, Commune, and Nation

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Islam retained clans and often tribes whereas Europe moved towards nuclear families. In Europe, significant social and political relationships were based on oath rather than kinship, whether between ... More


Ethnic Diversities, Constitutional Designs, and Public Policies in India

David Stuligross and Varshney Ashutosh

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Examines how India's constitutional provisions and public policies have dealt with the nation's four main sources of ethnic diversity—religion, language, caste, and tribe. It addresses three ... More


The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Edith Bruder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long ... More


External Influences on English: From its Beginnings to the Renaissance

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654260
eISBN:
9780191742064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654260.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

From its Germanic roots on the Continent, English has had many influences from other languages. This work documents the main influences on the lexicon and the structure. The earliest contacts were ... More


ADIVĀSI 1 MOVEMENTS IN THE NORTH‐EAST

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263777
eISBN:
9780191714191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

From the mid-19th century onwards, indigenously led conversion movements drew scores of separate tribal (adivāsi) peoples toward Christian faith in all of the eastern mountain frontiers. It is ... More


 The Lost Tribes of Israel

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the prehistory of African Judaism, focusing on the lost tribes of Israel. According to the Bible, the tribes of the kingdom of Israel's northern part were exiled in the 8th ... More


 The Legend of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how the biblical episode of Solomon and the queen of Sheba played a major role in the Western perception of Africa, not only the country and its history but also its ... More


The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For over two millennia, western cultural development—and particularly the western geographic imagination—has been shaped by the myth of the ten lost tribes of Israel. From biblical times to this ... More


Introduction: Ten Lost Tribes and Their Places

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This Introduction starts by describing briefly the discoveries of Avigdor Shahan as he followed in the footsteps of the ten tribes. The chapter goes on to outline the main reasons for writing this ... More


After Rome: The Ends of the World

Trevor Murphy

in Pliny the Elder's Natural History: The Empire in the Encyclopedia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262885
eISBN:
9780191719004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262885.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of primitivism in the Natural History by examining Pliny's account of the primitive Chauci, inhabitants of the north-west German coast. The rather hostile ... More


Pluralism and Liberalism

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines pluralism and liberalism, both of which are widely used to characterize Indian society. It argues that, although their meanings overlap to some extent, there are also important ... More


Introduction

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the Kamars, an aboriginal tribe located in the south-eastern districts of the Central Province of India. The chapter first describes the location of the Kamars; the habitat, ... More


Linguistic Determinism and the Innate Basis of Number

Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Gordon's study and its implications for theories of numerical concepts. Gordon's data was collected among the Pirahã tribe of the Brazilian Amazon, who have no words for precise ... More


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