Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans (Routledge Revivals)

A Critical Essay in Social Anthropology
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136810749
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
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First published in 1976, this Routledge Revivals reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life. Akbar S. Ahmed, who knows the Swat Pathans well through his family connections, presents a clear and sophisticated analysis of their complex society. The study provides an anthropological and critical re-examination of the ethnography of the Swat Pathans and the author suggests specific alternative models of social organization. The book also represents an important contribution to the general debate in the social sciences between the ‘methodological individualists’ and the ‘methodological holists’, and challenges some of the theoretical and methodological premises in anthropology. In particular the author is critical of Professor Fredrik Barth’s study of Swat Pathans, for he believes that the ‘Swat models’ have inadvertently become the basis for generalized, and often incorrect, understanding of models of Pathan socio-political organization in the social sciences.

Handbook of Biblical Social Values, Third Edition


Author: John J. Pilch,Bruce J. Malina
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498289649
Category: Religion
Page: 266
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Values are culturally specific. This handbook explains select biblical social values in their Mediterranean cultural contexts. Some examples of values are altruism, freedom, family-centeredness, obedience, parenting, and power. Though the English words for the values described here would be familiar to readers (e.g., altruism) the meanings of such words differ between cultures. In the Mediterranean world, for instance, altruism is a duty incumbent upon anyone who has surplus. It is interpersonal and group specific. In the West, especially in the United States, altruism is impersonal and universally oriented generosity that operates in a highly organized context. This handbook not only presents the Mediterranean meanings of these value words but also contrasts those meanings with Western ones.

Parables as Subversive Speech

Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed
Author: William R. Herzog
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664253554
Category: Religion
Page: 299
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William Herzog shows that the focus of the parables was not on a vision of the glory of the reign of God but on the gory details of the way oppression served the interests of the ruling class. The parables were a form of social analysis, as well as a form of theological reflection. Herzog scrutinizes their canonical form to show the distinction between its purpose for Jesus and for evangelists. To do this, he uses the tools of historical criticism, including form criticism and redaction criticism.

From Heaven to Earth

Images and Experiences of Development in China
Author: Elizabeth Croll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134853343
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Much has been written of China's peasant revolution, less has been written on the peasant experience of reform. In From Heaven to Earth Elisabeth Croll examines the images, policies and experiences of development and links the peasants' experience of revolution and reform with their conceptualisations of time and change and examines the new and recent desires which motivate peasant households in China; the new and strenuous demands which are generated by current reforms which allocate new responsibilities to the peasant family; and family strategies evolved by peasant housholds to maximise their resources within the context of reformed rural development. From Heaven to Earth will be of great interest to students, lecturers and professionals in development studies, anthropology, sociology and Chinese Studies.

Proceedings

Universities and Integrated Rural Development in Developing Countries : August 21-25, 1983 : an International Conference
Author: Wout van den Bor,Anthony M. Fuller,University of Guelph,Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen
Publisher: Wageningen, Netherlands : Agricultural University
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rural development
Page: 234
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Manusia Dan Masyarakat


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: N.A
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Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pakistan
Page: N.A
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Guide to the Teaching of Anthropology in Schools and Colleges


Author: Joan Bulmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropologie - Bibliographie
Page: 61
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Subject Guide to Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Religion and People's Organisation in East Thanjavur


Author: Gabriele Dietrich,Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bangalore
Publisher: Madras : Published for the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bangalore, by the Christian Literature Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion and underdeveloped areas India
Page: 169
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Books in Series


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Monographic series
Page: N.A
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Social Inequality, Collective Protest, and Political Violence in Some Formations of the Periphery, 1960-1973


Author: Moustafa Kamel Sayed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Developing countries
Page: 775
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Development from Below

Anthropologists and Development Situations
Author: David C. Pitt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropologie appliquée - Congrès
Page: 277
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Oil, Oranges and Invasions

Economic Develpment and Political Mobilization in Eastern Mexico
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 240
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Report on the FAO/UNFPA Seminar on Agricultural Planning and Population

Malta, 18 November-7 December 1974
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture and state
Page: 162
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Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World
Author: Barrington Moore
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807097047
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now. -New York Times Book Review

Spokesman


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World politics
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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New Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 1548
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