Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Status and Sacredness a General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture

by Murray Milner

  • ISBN: 9780195084894
  • ISBN10: 0195084896

Status and Sacredness a General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture

by Murray Milner

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 06/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9780195084894
  • ISBN10: 0195084896
used Add to Cart $6.73
You save: 93%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $97.79
FREE economy shipping!
Description: Analyzing a crucial case to convey a new theory is an honored tradition in social analysis. Marx analyzed England to explain the dynamics of capitalism, and Durkheim studied Australian aborigines to develop a theory of religion.In Status and Sacredness, Milner analyzes the Indian caste system and Hinduism to develop a general theory of status relationships. Moreover, he argues that sacredness and legitimacy are special forms of status and, hence, his theory also organizes much of what we know about political legitimation and religion -- as well as throwing new light on these subjects.

The analysis is built upon in a new theoretical framework, "resource structuralism", that clarifies the nature of power, the types of elites and nonelites, the significance of symbolic capital, and more generally the nature of social resources.

This book will be essential reading for those interested in South Asian studies, social stratification, religion, and general social theory.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Merry Men Books
Location: Mobile, AL
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Price:
$6.73
Comments:
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Seller: Earthlight Books
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0195084896 Clean text, Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding.
Price:
$8.40
Comments:
0195084896 Clean text, Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding.
Seller: Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$11.08
Comments:
Seller: Chop Suey Books
Location: Richmond, VA
Condition: Very Good
Near Fine paperback. Minor wear to the exterior, otherwise a clean and bright copy. 336 pp.
Price:
$11.25
Comments:
Near Fine paperback. Minor wear to the exterior, otherwise a clean and bright copy. 336 pp.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$14.46
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: BookZone Illinois
Location: Aurora, IL
Condition: New
Trade paperback. NEW. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing
[...]
Price:
$88.83
Comments:
Trade paperback. NEW. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing
[...]
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).