A Sinhalese Village in Sri Lanka

A Sinhalese Village in Sri Lanka : Coping with Uncertainty

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This work is intended to be a supplement to any introduction to anthropology or cultural anthropology course. As a unifying theme, this study documents the way 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 work also addresses topics such as formal education problems in remote areas, the independent and confident women of the developing world, and the trials of developmental work in these areas.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 163.1 x 233.7 x 7.9mm | 293.61g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • maps, photos, glossary
  • 0155051768
  • 9780155051768

Table of contents

Fieldwork on the Sinhalese Frontier. The Village Setting and History. Belief and 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.
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