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Tribal Communities and Social Change

Tribal Communities and Social Change

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January 2005 | 258 pages | SAGE India
In this volume, renowned scholars examine a diverse range of tribal groups including: the Bhils, Gonds, Khasis and Koyas in India; the aboriginal Indians, Metis and Innuits in Canada; and tribal cultures in South Africa, Kenya and Malawi.

Focusing on the social history of these tribes, the book addresses key issues such as: primitive law, crime, kinship structures, education, religion and women and how the impact of colonialism has affected them. It also asks the questions: Does an acceptable definition of the concept of 'tribe' exist? and What is meant by the 'social integration' of tribals?

Series Note

B S Baviskar

K S Singh

Pariyaram M Chacko
Tribe, Region and Nation in the Context of the Indian State

Jaganath Pathy
Intersections among Tribalism, Ethnicity and Gender in the Light of African Data

Edwin S Segal
Individual Rights versus Collective Rights: The Debate on the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

Toby Morantz
Meaning and Process of Tribal Integration in a Democratic Society

B K Roy Burman
Nature and Extent of Social Change in Tribal Society of Eastern India

T C Das
Education and Social Change among Tribals in India

B V Shah
A Sociological Analysis of Political Unification among the Scheduled Tribes of Rajasthan

S L Doshi
Religion of the Bhils: A Sociological Analysis

Ram Ahuja
The Western Romance with the Toda

Anthony R Walker
Crime: Primitive Law and Some Social Anthropologists

I P Desai
The Criminal Tribes of India

K M Kapadia
Phnse-Paradhis of Kolhapur: A Tribe in Transition

Vilas A Sangave
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Pariyaram M Chacko

Pariyaram M Chacko after doing M.A. and Ph.D. from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, has taught postgraduate students for over 25 years. He is currently Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, in North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He was formerly Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar. He has published several research papers in journals and books. His books are Caste, Business and Entrepreneurship in South India; Matriliny in Meghalaya: Tradition and Change (ed.); and Hill Cities of Eastern Himalayas (co-edited). More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761933311