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Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja 1929-2014

Overview
Works: 56 works in 245 publications in 6 languages and 7,751 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV6485.S64, 303.6230954
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Most widely held works about Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
 
Most widely held works by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Leveling crowds ethnonationalist conflicts and collective violence in South Asia by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( )
16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work is concerned with the ethno-nationalist explosions that have occurred in many regions of the world. It focuses primarily on collective violence, in the form of civilian "riots" in South Asia, using selected instances in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and In
Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
41 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Tambiah is one of the leading anthropologists of the day, particularly known for his penetrating and scholarly studies of Buddhism. In this accessible and illuminating book he deals with the classical opposition of magic with science and religion. He reviews the great debates in classical Judaism, early Greek science, Renaissance philosophy, the Protestant Reformation, and the scientific revolution, and then reconsiders the three major interpretive approaches to magic in anthropology: the intellectualist and evolutionary theories of Tylor and Frazer, Malinowski's functionalism, and Lévy-Bruhl's philosophical anthropology, which posited a distinction between mystical and logical mentalities. He follows with a wide-ranging and suggestive discussion of rationality and relativism and concludes with a discussion of new thinking in the history and philosophy of science, suggesting fresh perspectives on the classical opposition between science and magic
Buddhism and the spirit cults in north-east Thailand by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bridewealth and dowry by Jack Goody( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World conqueror and world renouncer : a study of Buddhism and polity in Thailand against a historical background by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sri Lanka : ethnic fratricide and the dismantling of democracy by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture, thought, and social action : an anthropological perspective by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buddhism betrayed? : religion, politics, and violence in Sri Lanka by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethnicities and nations : processes of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific by Remo Guidieri( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmund Leach : an anthropological life by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intellectual biography of Edmund Leach, a leading social anthropologist of his generation, with illustrations
Radical egalitarianism local realities, global relations ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trobriands OL06 ( )
in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Trobriand Islanders are indigenous people living on four islands in the northeastern part of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province: Kiriwina, Kaileuna, Kitava, and Vakuta. There are 56 documents in this collection with two time foci, ca. 1915 when the islands, especially Kiriwina, were studied by Bronislaw Malinowski and ca. 1970-1990 when Kiriwina was studied by Annette Weiner. Data on the other islands and works by other authors are also included
A performative approach to ritual by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polyandry in Ceylon : with special reference to the Laggala region by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinhalese AX04 ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sinhalese are the dominant ethnic group in Sri Lanka. There are ten documents in this file, focused mainly on the Kandyan Sinhalese. The dates of coverage range from 1860 to the 1980s; with most of the fieldwork done in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these works are heavily oriented to kinship and its integration into other cultural aspects of the society. Yalman's work, based on seven community studies, is probably the best general source on Kandyan kinship and its relation to other aspects of the culture. While most of the kinship documents tend to be concerned with the theoretical considerations of British kinship and social structure studies, they are well supported with case histories and community studies material which provide more than just kinship information. A number provide additional ethnographic data on social structure, architecture, material culture, religion, politics, culture history, and the ethnic conflict between the majority Sinhalese population and the minority Tamils
The disintegrating village report of a socio-economic survey conducted by the University of Ceylon by N. K Sarkar( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of savings and wealth in southern Asia and the West by Richard D Lambert( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The structure of kinship and its relationship to land possession and residence in Pata Dumbara, central Ceylon by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kinship fact and fiction in relation to the Kandyan Sinhalese by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Tambiah, S. J.
Tambiah, S. J. 1929-
Tambiah, S. J. (Stanley Jeyaraja), 1929-
Tambiah, S. J. (Stanley Jeyaraja), 1929-2014
Tambiah, Stanley J.
Tambiah, Stanley J. 1929-
タンバイア, スタンレー・J
Languages
English (179)
Italian (10)
Japanese (2)
Turkish (2)
Portuguese (1)
Polish (1)
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