Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Concepts of Person: Kinship, Caste, and Marriage in India

Edited by Ákos Östör (NHC Fellow, 1980–81), Lina Fruzzetti, and Steve Barnett

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982

From the publisher’s description:

Using rich ethnographic detail, this work looks at the extent to which new models of kinship, caste and marriage translate into regional and Indian Models. The contributors, all distinguished scholars of South Asia, tackle different geographical areas and such diverse topics as hierarchy, forms of address, ritual, household and widowhood. This book is essential to better understand kinship, the possibilities for cross-cultural comparison, and ways of looking at social change.

Subjects
Anthropology / Ethnography / Kinship / Caste System / Marriage /

Östör, Ákos (NHC Fellow, 1980–81), ed. Concepts of Person: Kinship, Caste, and Marriage in India. Edited by Ákos Östör, Lina Fruzzetti, and Steve Barnett. Harvard Studies in Cultural Anthropology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.