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Hardcover book from 1980. The book explores how this caste system emerged and why. Starting with assumptions of the older origins of caste, the author traces fallacies long held in dubious history, ethnocentrism and outmoded theory. Then using contemporary anthropological writings he proposes a fascinating scenario in which caste develops from an earlier clan structure that was previously labeled as an evolutionary 'dead end.' This radically new explanation provides keen insights and new explanations to those who would open themselves to new ideas.
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Book Description Inst.for the Study of Human Issues,U.S., 1979. Condition: Poor. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 4170660
Book Description Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., 1980. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: About Good. 212 pp. with index and bibliography. Red cloth. The author addresses the questions of how and why the caste system emerged in south Asia, and why contemporary anthropologists experience such difficulties with the problem. Jacket very faded on spine, wrinkled, and chipped at edges. Binding tight, text clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 22546
Book Description Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Philadelphia, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 1st Edition. [xi], 212pp w bibliography and index. Prev owner stamp on ffep. Maroon cloth w crisp gold lettering on spine. No wear to covers or spine. DJ clean, showing shallow chip to head, now preserved in Brodart cover. "How and why did the epitome of stratification and complexity - the caste system - emerge in South Asia? And why do contemporary anthropologists experience such difficulties with this problem? In Caste, his most important contribution to anthropological theory, Morton Klass addresses both these questions.". Seller Inventory # 21669
Book Description Institute for the Study of Human Issues 1979, 1979. Condition: Very Good. First edition hardback. Very good in slightly used dust jacket with some fading to spine. Some pencilled notes and underlining. Seller Inventory # A185858
Book Description Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0915980975