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The Ideology of Gandhi: A Mass Fantasy

RUMINA SETHI

in Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Gandhi's veneration of village communities, the significance of his fasts and the Salt March, his treatment of the caste system, and his contradictions and inconsistencies as a ... More


A Local Social System

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the elements of the social structure in Terling, which illustrates the fluidity and unboundedness of a community constantly changing in composition as a result of geographical ... More


Hindu India

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter outlines the historical evolution of the caste system as well as its major features. It then examines its probable rationale, continuing relevance, and possible economic effects. It ... More


Conflict and Control: The Villagers and the Courts

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses village conflicts and control in Terling. In the fluid society of 16th- and 17th-century Terling, neighbourliness was a crucial social bond. However, the village was riddled ... More


Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Zvi Razi and Richard Smith (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The records of manorial courts have been used increasingly as the principal source for the reconstruction of rural and small town society in Medieval England. They offer a unique source with which to ... More


Demographic Structures

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the demographic structure of the village of Terling, which was vital to both the emergence of the greatly expanded labouring class and its continuance as a permanent feature of ... More


Village People: Race, class, nation and the community spirit

Katharine Tyler

in The new countryside?: Ethnicity, nation and exclusion in contemporary rural Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347961
eISBN:
9781447303916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter identifies a set of white middle-class discourses and practices that justify the marginalisation of wealthy and lower-class Asian residents from participation in the social networks and ... More


Structures of Authority the Parish and the Vestry

David Eastwood

in Governing Rural England: Tradition and Transformation in Local Government 1780-1840

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204817
eISBN:
9780191676406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204817.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The rhythms of rural life and the institutions of the village community offered points of reference and a means of establishing an individual's economic role and social location. This chapter ... More


Arable Land: Family Holdings, Trusts and Clan Holdings

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Arable land in the New Territories was in held in trusts either by the landholder or the trustee. Some of them lasted in perpetuity and others were temporary. These trusts restrained the current ... More


Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca

Chris Wickham

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207047
eISBN:
9780191677458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207047.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book addresses a gap in Italian historiography by examining rural rather than city communes. In recent years, historians have increasingly focused on local and ... More


Capitalist Imperatives and Imperial Connections, 1759–1825

Kwangmin Kim

in Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799232
eISBN:
9781503600423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799232.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Through the lives of Ūdui and Osman, a powerful father-son duo who served as native governors in the oasis districts, this chapter examines the formation of the beg client regimes in Eastern ... More


Restraints on Transactions in Land

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

According to customary land law, when someone wanted to sell his land, he must offer the right of first refusal to his nearest relatives, then other members of his clan before he could offer it to ... More


Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Iron-Bearing Cultures Beyond the Harappan Distribution Zone

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks beyond the Harappan distribution zone and studies sites in the mountains in the north, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Deccan, and eastern India. The purpose is to build up ... More


Edge Suburb: Greenhithe

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349842
eISBN:
9781447302711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on Greenhithe in Kent a place well-known to only a few planners and officials. Over the last few years this area has undergone significant changes to attract more residents. The ... More


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