Sinhalese Village in Sri Lanka Coping with Uncertainty

ISBN-10: 0155051768
ISBN-13: 9780155051768
Edition: 1998
List price: $43.95
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Description: The most current and detailed case study of South Asia available, this book documents the ways in which the members of a remote agricultural village cope with the dangers that plague them by employing a complex system of ritual practices and beliefs  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The most current and detailed case study of South Asia available, this book documents the ways in which the members of a remote agricultural village cope with the dangers that plague them by employing a complex system of ritual practices and beliefs in supernatural forces. The book also addresses topics commonly neglected in other case studies, such as formal education problems in remote areas, the independent and self-confident women of the developing world, and the trials of developmental work in these areas.

Preface
Fieldwork on the Sinhalese Frontier
The Village Setting and Background
Belief in the Supernatural
Living Standards and Daily Subsistence
Healing and Health
Kinship and the Family
Childhood and Socialization
Formal Education
Girls and Women
Polity, Factionalism, and Social Control
The Nation, the Village, and the Future
Orthographic Notes and Glossary
References Cited
Index

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