Individualism and Equality [and Comments and Replies]

  title={Individualism and Equality [and Comments and Replies]},
  author={A. B{\'e}teille and Akbar S. Ahmed and N. Allen and A. Carter and T. Ingold and G. Lock and M. N. Srinivas},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={121 - 134}
This paper examines, at the level of values, the relationship between individualism and equality. It has been widely held, since the time of Tocqueville, that, whereas traditional societies emphasize hierarchical values and collective identities, modern societies are marked by their simultaneous concern for equality and the individual. The assumption of a correspondence between individualism and equality appears to be challenged by programmes of affirmative discrimination in which collective… Expand