Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture
. By Murray Milner, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. xiii, 336 pp. Reviewed by Karen Leonard
, Professor of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine CA 92717-5100.
Forest Monks and the Nation-State: An Anthropological and Historical Study in Northeastern Thailand
. By J. L. Taylor. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1993. xii + 377 pp. 6 plates. Reviewed by William Galloway
, University of Washington.
Ethnic Groups Across National Boundaries in Mainland Southeast Asia.
Gehan Wijeyewardene, editor. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1990. viii, 192 pp. Reviewed by Brian L. Foster
, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska.
Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia
. By Carol A. Breckenridge and Peter van der Veer, editors. 1993. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. viii, 355 pp. Reviewed by James F. Fisher
, Professor of Anthropology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.
No Condition is Permanent: the Social Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Subsaharan Africa
, by Sara Berry; University of Wisconsin Press, 1993. xiv, 258 pp. Reviewed byMiriam S. Chaiken
, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
EcoPopulism: Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice
. By Andrew Szasz. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994. Reviewed by Daniel Brook.
This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India
. Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. xiv, 274 pp. Reviewed by Sonja Brodt
, Professor of Geography, University of Hawaii, Manoa Honolulu, HI 96822