Caste as a Form of Acculturation

  title={Caste as a Form of Acculturation},
  author={James B. Watson},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={356 - 379}
  • J. B. Watson
  • Published 1 December 1963
  • Sociology
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
THIS PAPER proposes a field model for the analysis of acculturation. Such a model emphasizes the changing inter-systemic adaptation and specialization of neighboring social structures and cultures. Within this framework caste structures are discussed as a particular form of inter-system articulation arising, in conventional terms, from culture contact. Not all culture contact produces castes. Caste structures are attributable to certain recurrent field conditions which we endeavor to identify… 

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