They Ask If We Eat Frogs: Social Boundaries, Ethnic Categorisation, and the Garo People of Bangladesh (Paperback)
  • They Ask If We Eat Frogs: Social Boundaries, Ethnic Categorisation, and the Garo People of Bangladesh (Paperback)
zoom

They Ask If We Eat Frogs: Social Boundaries, Ethnic Categorisation, and the Garo People of Bangladesh (Paperback)

(author)
£16.00
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 05/03/2004
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This study deals with a social category, the category of tribes, that has the connotation of being fixed and essentially biologically determined. The author refutes theoretical and practical notions of tribe, or, as they are being called in a more politically correct fashion, 'Indigenous Peoples' or adivasis.The author demonstrates that the ethnic community of Garos as we know them today is of relatively recent origin. At the same time, the case of the Garos is also a clear example of how ideas and images can become social reality.Through a combined historical and anthropological approach, this study contributes to our understanding of the complex relations between South Asia's minorities and their neighbours, of their self-perceptions and their presentations to the outside world, and of their place in the modern state.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9789051667646
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 250 x 130 mm

You may also be interested in...

After Empire
Added to basket
£23.99
Paperback
Whitewashing Britain
Added to basket
Autoethnography as Method
Added to basket
Homo Britannicus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bury Me Standing
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Origin of Our Species
Added to basket
Why Is Sex Fun?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Forgotten Voices Of The Great War
Added to basket
Catching Fire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Racism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Smoke In The Lanes
Added to basket
The Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians
Added to basket
How to Read Ethnography
Added to basket
Handbook of Autoethnography
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.