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Hierarchy

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

According to French social anthropologist Louis Dumont, hierarchy refers to the ‘principle by which elements of a whole are ranked in relation to the whole’, wherein the whole covers its parts. ... More


Introduction

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This introductory chapter discusses Hindu caste and ritual. It examines the religious texts in Sanskrit, which serve as relevant sources of information on Indian society. It takes a look at ... More


Taking Dumont to Southeast Asia

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Louis Dumont’s analysis of hierarchy in South Asia provides insight into how hierarchical assumptions inform social relations in Burma. Although Burmese society lacks caste, it still organizes ... More


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