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Sex Roles and Gender Relations in North India

David G Mandelbaum The conduct of women is a particularly strong focus of social concern in those parts of India where women's seclusion is most stringently practised. Purda, which is observed over much of the northern part of the sub-continent, refers not only to specific traits of veiling and spatial separation, but, more widely, to the values about the proper behaviour of women and to the restrictions on their respectful demeanour within the home.

Anthropology for the Second Stage of the Nuclear Age

of the Nuclear Age David G Mandelbaum Not many studies of war and peace in modern societies have so far been undertaken by anthropologists. Yet the anthropologists' approach holds great promise for peace research.

The Nilgiris as a Region

David G Mandelbaum It is useful to sort out two meanings of the term region. One refers to a human region as defined by outside observers, based on their perceptions and taxonomy, using general 'etic' criteria to specify Us nature and extent The other is the region as perceived by participants in it, as understood in the insiders 'emic' perceptions as engaging their sense of identity and attracting their loyalties. A person nor- molly identifies with several regions, of narrower or wider scape; ones loyalties are made manifest to a closer region in a particular situation, to a broader one in a different context.

Anthropology and Challenges of Development

Anthropology and Challenges of Development David G Mandelbaum Anthropologists now have more opportunity than before to contribute to development. Their own ethical and procedural problems in the field have been sufficiently aired to permit such work to proceed apace. Also, planners and administrators are coming to realise that their previous models have slighted some critical elements, namely the cultures and societies of the people for whom and on whom development plans were enacted.

Ethnology as Science and as Art

Ethnology as Science and as Art FEW accounts of village life give one the sense of coming to know, of vicariously sharing in, the lives of real villagers that this book' conveys. The village is called Rampura, a medium- sized community in the Mysore district of Kamataka. It is -The Remembered Village-' of the title because of the circumstances in which it was written. In 1970 M N Srinivas was a Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in California and had just begun writing the results of the field research in Rampura that he had started in 1948. His sources were the fieldwork notes that he had been developing for the past 18 years. Then one night an arsonist set a fire at the Centre and all these notes were burned to ashes. The original field notes and diaries were in Delhi but the long effort of arranging and collecting them had disappeared in the flames.

Social Components of Indian Fertility

Indian Fertility David G Mandelbaum Traditional and Modern Resources for the Next Stage SOCIAL context has such great bearing on fertility control that future plans would do well to direct family planning efforts to particular regions within a state, to allow for social differences among groups within the region, and to aim for strategic categories (say women in their thirties) within a group. Changing motivations should be recognised. A woman in her late thirties and her married daughter in her early twenties may each want to avert pregnancy but for quite different reasons. The new family plan- ning programmes can include facilities and encouragement for each kind of motivation.

Violence in America-An Anthropological Perspective

Violence in America An Anthropological Perspective David G Mandelbaum Violence is more highly approved in some societies than in others, American society is not one of those in which violence is toned down. It is the easier solution in drama and popular literature at any rate.

Land and the People-Some Meanings of Kinship in Village India

Acquiring and .supporting a wide range of kin relations is an ideal throughout village India; the pur- suit of the ideal explains and rationalises a man's quest and approach to power. A villager's status in his jati and through his jati in the village community depends in considerable part on the kin whom he can mobilise as allies and supporters.

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