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•01 Jan 1987
TL;DR: This paper presents an argument about the nature of the model and its implications for language studies and Sociological implications and discusses the role of politeness strategies in language.
Abstract: This study is about the principles for constructing polite speeches. The core of it first appeared in Questions and Politeness, edited by Esther N. Goody (now out of print). It is here reissued with a fresh introduction that surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the original extended essay stimulated, and suggests distinct directions for research. The authors describe and account for some remarkable parallelisms in the linguistic construction of utterances with which people express themselves in different languages and cultures. A motive for these parallels is isolated and a universal model is constructed outlining the abstract principles underlying polite usages. This is based on the detailed study of three unrelated languages and cultures: the Tamil of South India, the Tzeltal spoken by Mayan Indians in Chiapas, Mexico, and the English of the USA and England. This volume will be of special interest to students in linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, anthropology, and the sociology and social psychology of interaction.
TL;DR: The general semiotic properties of food take particularly intense forms in the context of gastro-politics where food is the medium and sometimes the message, of conflict as mentioned in this paper, and food serves two diametrically opposed functions: it can either homogenize the actors who transact in it, or it can serve to heterogenize them.
Abstract: The general semiotic properties of food take particularly intense forms in the context of gastro-politics – where food is the medium, and sometimes the message, of conflict. In South Asia, where beliefs about food encode a complex set of social and moral propositions, food serves two diametrically opposed semiotic functions: it can either homogenize the actors who transact in it, or it can serve to heterogenize them. In the Tamil Brahmin community of South India, this underlying tension takes three particular forms in the arenas of the household, the marriage feast, and the temple. [food, symbolism, semiotics, politics, South India]
TL;DR: Results show that utilization of maternal health care services is highest in Kerala followed by Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, and there was no significant rural-urban gap in the case of antenatal care.
•01 Jan 1984
TL;DR: Fluid Signs as discussed by the authors is the product of anthropological fieldwork carried out among Tamil-speaking villagers in a Hindu village in Southern India, where the authors argue that symbolic anthropologists have yet to appreciate the multifaceted function and its role in the creation of culture.
Abstract: Fluid Signs is the product of anthropological fieldwork carried out among Tamil-speaking villagers in a Hindu village in Southern India Combining a richness of ethnographic detail with a challenging and innovative theoretical analysis, Daniel argues that symbolic anthropologists have yet to appreciate the multifaceted function of the sign and its role in the creation of culture This provocative study underscores the need for Western intellectual traditions in general and anthropology in particular to deepen its discourse with South Asian cultural and religious thought
•26 Apr 1991
TL;DR: The growing problems of governing the periphery: Politics in the districts: Introduction: the districts 3. Kheda, Gujarat 4. Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 5. Belgaun, Karnataka 6. Calcutta, West Bengal 7. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, and Madras as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: List of tables and figures Preface and acknowledgements Part I. Introduction: 1. An overview of the study 2. Some conceptual and theoretical considerations Part II. The Growing Problems of Governing the Periphery: Politics in the Districts: Introduction: the districts 3. Kheda, Gujarat 4. Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 5. Belgaun, Karnataka 6. Calcutta, West Bengal 7. Madurai, Tamil Nadu Conclusion: the districts Part III. Order and Breakdown in the States: Introduction: the states 8. Breakdown in a 'backward' state: Bihar 9. Growing turmoil in an 'advanced' state: Gujarat 10. From breakdown to order: West Bengal Conclusion: the states Part IV. Centralization and Powerlessness at the Center: Introduction: the center 11. Managing the economy: halfhearted liberalization 12. Managing the troubled political institutions: the Congress party and relations with Punjab Conclusion: the center Part V. Final Inferences: 13. Political change in a democratic developing country Bibliography Index.
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