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Sri Lanka--Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy
Focusing on the historical events of post-independence Sri Lanka, S. J. Tambiah analyzes the causes of the violent conflict between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and the minority Tamils. He
Leveling Crowds: Ethnonationalist Conflicts and Collective Violence in South Asia
Ethno-nationalist conflicts are rampant today, causing immense human loss. Stanley J. Tambiah is concerned with the nature of the ethno-nationalist explosions that have disfigured so many regions of
A Performative Approach to Ritual
Les elements fixes et l'evolution du rituel en general. Exemples de Ceylan et de Thailande.
Buddhism Betrayed?: Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka
This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka--given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy--are able to participate in the fierce political violence
World Conqueror and World Renouncer: A Study of Buddhism and Polity in Thailand against a Historical Background
Tóm tắt: The Social Science Research Council of Great Britain generously financed ​ my fieldwork in Thailand in 1971 and the subsequent analysis of its results. ​ The harvest of information gathered
The Magical Power of Words
ions, and metonymic through building an organic whole through details, are accompanied in Trobriand magic by action. Objects and substances are used as agents and vehicles of transfer through
Bridewealth and Dowry
Preface 1. Bridewealth and dowry in Africa and Eurasia Jack Goody 2. Dowry and bridewealth and the property rights of women in South Asia S. J. Tambiah.