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The Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology (In 2 Volumes)

Veena Das (Editor)
Synopsis What are the legitimate concerns of social science research in India? How do new sites and new objects of knowledge evolve? How has sociological and anthropological knowledge of India, produced by scholars from different parts of the world, contributed to defining the critical concerns of Indian society? What are disciplinary histories? This comprehensive reference work brings together sixty eminent scholars who assess the thematic and conceptual elements in the study of sociology and social anthropology—both within Indian experiences, and those for the subject as a whole. The essays reflect on the processes and engage with institutional mechanisms through which forms of knowledge have been generated. The Companion is organized into nine sections, which reflect not only conventional social divisions but also trace and contextualize several emerging fields. The twin volumes provide a lucid, engaging and highly accessible coverage of social ecology, social morphology, culture, family and
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About the author

Veena Das

Veena Das is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of anthropology at the Johns Hopkiins University, Baltimore, United States of America. Her publicatioins include Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual (OUP, 1992), Critical Events: An anthropological Perspective on Contemporary India (OUP, 1996). Professor Das also edited the Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology (OUP, 2003).

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Title The Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology (In 2 Volumes)
Author Veena Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195645820
length xxiv+1660p., 29cm.