Author:Raheja, Gloria Goodwin Goodwin

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THE POISON IN THE GIFT: RITUAL, PRESTATION AND THE DOMINANT CASTE IN A NORT H INDIAN VILLAGE

By: Raheja, Gloria Goodwin Goodwin

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000045598

ISBN: 0226707296

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Poison in the Gift is a detailed ethnography of gift-giving in a North Indian village that powerfully demonstrates a new theoretical interpretation of caste. Introducing the concept of ritual centrality, Raheja shows that the position of the dominant landholding caste in the village is grounded in a central-peripheral configuration of castes rather than a hierarchical ordering. She advances a view of caste as semiotically constituted of contextual... View more info