Householder's World: Purity, Power and Dominance in a Nepali Village

Householder's World: Purity, Power and Dominance in a Nepali Village

by J. N. Gray

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Overview

This work is an important contribution not only to Nepalese and South Asian studies, but also to the theory and method of constructing ethnographic accounts. Through a detailed study of a multicaste village in a southern district of the Kathmandu Valley, Gray proposes a new approach to the anthropological analysis of societies such as Nepal, with multiple layers of social life. The narrative structure of the account starts with the household and places ethnographic priority on it, "spiralling outwards" to the wider society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195633016
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/24/1995
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

University of Adelaide

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