The Civility of Indifference: On Domesticating Ethnicity

8vo, 208 pp., 16 b&w photos, paper, Ithaca, NY, 1996. (cloth available $37.50). Item #1232

The dissolution of Yugoslavia inspired the author to consider the relations among ethnic groups that had seemed reconciled to live together and then broke into conflicts. Bailey considers the village of Bisipara in the state of Orissa. A seasoned ethnographer, the author examines the many castes with sensitivity and respect. His descriptions reveal competing moral visions and open a new perspective on ethnic violence.

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