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The Frontiers of “Burma”
The thesis underlying this essay may be summarized as follows: The modern European concepts frontier, state and nation are interdependent but they are not necessarily applicable to all state-likeExpand
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An Anthropologist's Reflections on a Social Survey
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Biology and social science: wedding or rape?
Genes, Mind, and Culture: The Co-evolutionary Process.By Charles J. Lumsden and Edward O. Wilson. Pp.512. ISBN 0-674-34475-8. (Harvard University Press: 1981.) $20. The book will be published in theExpand
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Culture and reality.
  • E. Leach
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Psychological medicine
  • 1 November 1978
I only met Sir Aubrey Lewis on one occasion and that was in passing. Most of what little I know of his career is derived from the admirable biographical account which Professor Michael ShepherdExpand
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Aspects of Caste in South India, Ceylon and North-West Pakistan
Contributors to this issue Note on the spelling of caste names Preface Introduction: what should we mean by caste? E. R. Leach Caste in a Tanjore village E. Kathleen Gough Caste in Jaffna MichaelExpand
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The "Flood" Myth.
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The ecology of mental process: a life of Gregory Bateson
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Society's expectations of health
  • E. Leach
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical ethics
  • 1 July 1975
Sir Edmund Leach argues that doctors in the modern world, fortified by the traditional concept that the life of the sick person must at all costs be preserved, are to some extent guilty of the falseExpand
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