"Mountain Goddess" by William S Sax and "Livelihood and Resistance" by Gavin Smith Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"Mountain Goddess" by William S Sax and "Livelihood and Resistance" by Gavin Smith
A comparison of the studies of Hindu (Indian) and Peruvian villages.
# 20277 | 2,250 words | 2 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 18, 2003 in Anthropology (Asian) , Anthropology (South American)


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"William S. Sax in his book Mountain Goddess (1991) and Gavin Smith in Livelihood and Resistance (1989) each offer an anthropological study of a people. Sax considers a group of Hindu villages in the Central Himalaya of North India, while Smith examines peasants living in Peru, a Peru beset by political dissension and resistance. The ethnographies are differently structured and reflect different methodological considerations, but each gives a strong portrait of the people targeted and demonstrates a different aspect of modern anthropological investigation.


Sax is an anthropologist now lecturing at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He considers a specific ritual engaged in every few decades by the people of North India as they..."

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