By Murray Milner
Status and Sacredness offers a brand new thought of prestige and sacral relationships and a provocative reinterpretation of the Indian caste method and Hinduism. Milner indicates how in India and plenty of different social contexts prestige is a key source, and that sacredness will be usefully understood as a distinct type of prestige. by way of interpreting the character of this source Milner is ready to offer robust factors of the most important positive aspects of the social constitution, tradition, and faith. He argues opposed to the generally held view that the Indian caste method is better understood as a special cultural improvement, demonstrating that a number of the likely unique beneficial properties are diversifications on issues universal to different societies. Milner's research is rooted in a brand new theoretical framework referred to as "resource structuralism" that is helping to elucidate the character and value of energy and symbolic capital. The booklet therefore offers a daring new research of India, an leading edge method of the research of faith, and a tremendous contribution to social theory.
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