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Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja 1929-2014

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Works: 77 works in 340 publications in 7 languages and 8,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 1,853 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 )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 897 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 )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tambiah describes the religious practices and beliefs of the people of a remote village in north-east Thailand, relating them to the wider context of the civilization in which they are embedded, and examining the relationship of the religious practices of the villagers to the classical Buddhist tradition. Because they have based their studies on the Sanskrit and Pali literature, Western observers have tended to dismiss much of the popular manifestation of Buddhism as debased. Tambiah demonstrates that this judgement is misleading, and emphasizes that the contemporary village religion that he describes manifests continuities as well as transformations with respect to the classical literary tradition. The village religion is described primarily through ritual
Bridewealth and dowry by Jack Goody( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 704 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 )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sri Lanka : ethnic fratricide and the dismantling of democracy by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture, thought, and social action : an anthropological perspective by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 543 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 )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central actors in this book are some reclusive forest-dwelling ascetic meditation masters who have been acclaimed as 'saints' in contemporary Thailand. These saints originally pursued their salvation quest among the isolated villages of the country's periphery, but once recognized as holy men endowed with charisma, they became the radiating centres of a country-wide cult of amulets. The amulets, blessed by the saints, are avidly sought by royalty, ruling generals, intelligentsia and common folk alike for their alleged powers to influence the success of worldly transactions, whether political, economic, martial or romantic
Buddhism betrayed? : religion, politics, and violence in Sri Lanka by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka--given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy--are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils."--Publisher's description
Ethnicities and nations : processes of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Leach : an anthropological life by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual biography of Edmund Leach, a leading social anthropologist of his generation, with illustrations
Radical egalitarianism : local realities, global relations by Felicity Aulino( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trobriands : OL06( )

in English and held by 101 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 )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rituali e cultura by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buddhist Saints of the Forest and the Cult of Amulets by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 25 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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trobriands OL06( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 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
Sinhalese AX04( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 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 )

3 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Leveling crowds : ethnonationalist conflicts and collective violence in South Asia
Alternative Names
Jeyaraja Tambiah, Stanley 1929-2014

Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah Amerikaans antropoloog (1929-2014)

Tambiah, S. J.

Tambiah, S. J. 1929-

Tambiah, S. J. 1929-2014

Tambiah, S. J. (Stanley Jeyaraja)

Tambiah, S. J. (Stanley Jeyaraja), 1929-

Tambiah, S. J. (Stanley Jeyaraja), 1929-2014

Tambiah, Stanley J.

Tambiah, Stanley J. 1929-

Tambiah, Stanley J. 1929-2014

Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja, 1929-2014

استنلی جیاردا تامبیا

ஸ்டான்லி ஜெயராஜா தம்பையா

スタンレー・J・タンバイヤ

タンバイア, スタンレー・J

タンバイア, スタンレー L.

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Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationalityBuddhism and the spirit cults in north-east ThailandBridewealth and dowryWorld conqueror and world renouncer : a study of Buddhism and polity in Thailand against a historical backgroundSri Lanka : ethnic fratricide and the dismantling of democracyThe Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial BuddhismBuddhism betrayed? : religion, politics, and violence in Sri LankaEdmund Leach : an anthropological life