Arguments in this latter work were implied in homo hierarchicus, for dumont saw europe as india's cultural and ideological 'other' in essays on individualism, which he published in 1986, dumont carried his concern with european ideology and thought further his principal concern here was to demonstrate the historic and. Louis dumont (1911-1998), an eminent sociologist and indologist, was a towering figure in the fields of sociology and anthropology in the world western civilization or, more precisely, of ideology of individualism, were published in the form of book followed by a number of essays that were later collected in two volumes. Louis dumont is well known for his anthropological work on india, but less so for his political thought or for his contribution to the history of ideas yet i would argue that his main intellectual breakthrough, and the value of his legacy, lies more in political philosophy than in anthropology or indian studies indeed, after the. Delhi-110007, india email: [email protected] this essay briefly discusses the major contributions of louis dumont to the sociology of india and to the study of the ideology of individualism in the west changing from the formal to the personal mode of presentation, the author recalls his association with dumont over a. An introduction to two theories of social anthropology descent groups and marriage alliance louis dumont translated by robert parkin 148 pages he later extended this work into a comparison of the values of indian and western society in works like essays on individualism (1986) and german ideology: from.
Louis dumont's essays on individualism is an ambitious attempt to place the modern ideology of individualism in a broad anthropological perspective the result of twenty years of scholarship and inquiry, the interrelated essays gathered here not only trace the genesis and growth of individualism as the dominant force in. Louis dumont's essays on individualism is an ambitious attempt to place the modern ideology of individualism in a broad anthropological perspective the result of twenty years of scholarship and inquiry, the interrelated essays gathered here not only trace the genesis and growth of individualism as read more. On dumont's essays on individualism and for their tolerance in accepting something much longer i would also like to thank dr sarah green for reading this paper and improving the argument in several respects i have also discussed certain of its themes with gerry martin and sarah harrison and thank them for their kind.
18 louis dumont, “genesis, ii: the political category and the state from the thirteenth century onward,” in dumont, essays on individualism, 60–113, at 62, original emphasis 19 dumont, from mandeville to marx, 4–5 20 the 1965 essay “the modern conception of the individual: notes on its genesis. Keywords: hierarchy, individualism, liberalism, louis dumont, social dealing with dumont as we turn our attention to developing a definition of hierarchy, we begin by positioning ourselves in relationship to the theorist whose work has unques- tionably essays on individualism: modern ideology in anthropological. When it first appeared in english translation in 1970, louis dumont's homo hierarchicus seemed to constitute the intimate enemy consists of two long essays, the first on the psychology of colonialism and the second like individualism in the west (eg dumont 1965, lukes 1973), the indic development carries its own.
Of his essays, “world renunciation in indian religions,” dumont first posits an opposi- tion between the “renouncer” (the in- dividual) and “the-man-in-the-world ” (soci- ety), and then attempts to demonstrate that the individualistic religion of the renouncer has gradually transformed the religion of the-man-in-the-world thus. Violence without honor in the american south in t aase (ed), tournaments of power manuscript submitted for publication douglas, m (1978) cultural bias ( occasional paper no 35) london: royal anthropological institute dumont, l ( 1986) essays on individualism: modern ideology in anthropological perspective. Interactions of—a putatively western (and western christian) “individualism” and an eastern orthodox emphasis on holistic and collectivist forms of person- hood hirschon, speciﬁcally aligning herself with the mode of analysis employed by dumont in his essays on individualism, suggests that the trend toward celebrat.
It was the subject of his homo aequalis (1977), followed by essays on individualism (1983), and german ideology: from france to germany and back ( 1991) however, these works belonged to the traditional history of political and philosophical ideas and have no empirical grounding dumont's oeuvre has. 1139-1158), 1147 bialecki et al are referring to l dumont, essays on individualism: modern ideology in anthropological perspective (chicago 1986), 27, 30 for the figure of the individual-in-relation-to-god dumont drew on the work of ernst troeltsch see e troeltsch, the social teaching of the christian.