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The Resource Status and sacredness : a general theory of status relations and an analysis of Indian culture, Murray Milner, Jr

Status and sacredness : a general theory of status relations and an analysis of Indian culture, Murray Milner, Jr

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Status and sacredness : a general theory of status relations and an analysis of Indian culture
Title
Status and sacredness
Title remainder
a general theory of status relations and an analysis of Indian culture
Statement of responsibility
Murray Milner, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Status and Sacredness provides a new theory of status and sacral relationships and a provocative reinterpretation of the Indian caste system and Hinduism. Milner shows how in India and many other social contexts status is a key resource, and that sacredness can be usefully understood as a special form of status. By analysing the nature of this resource Milner is able to provide powerful explanations of the key features of the social structure, culture, and religion. He argues against the widely held view that the Indian caste system is best understood as a unique cultural development, demonstrating that many of the seemingly exotic features are variations on themes common to other societies. Milner's analysis is rooted in a new theoretical framework called "resource structuralism" that helps to clarify the nature and significance of power and symbolic capital. The book thus provides a bold new analysis of India, an innovative approach to the analysis of religion, and an important contribution to social theory
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digitized
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milner, Murray
Dewey number
305.5/122/0954
Index
index present
LC call number
HM136
LC item number
.M52 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social status
  • Social structure
  • Sociology
  • Religion and social status
  • Hindu sociology
  • Caste
  • Statut social
  • Structure sociale
  • Sociologie
  • Religion et statut social
  • Sociologie religieuse
  • Castes
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Caste
  • Hindu sociology
  • Religion and social status
  • Social status
  • Social structure
  • Sociology
  • India
  • Sociale status
  • Heiligheid
  • Cultuur
  • Kastenstelsel
Label
Status and sacredness : a general theory of status relations and an analysis of Indian culture, Murray Milner, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
228117353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423738893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228117353
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Status and sacredness : a general theory of status relations and an analysis of Indian culture, Murray Milner, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
228117353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423738893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228117353
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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