Special issue dedicated to the study of tribal culture in India (open access) – Asian Ethnology

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Editors’ Note

Frank J. Korom (Boston University) & Benjamin Dorman (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture), 28 September 2014, Nagoya, Japan
This year we bring you a special double issue dedicated to the study of tribal culture in India. Some of our readers might wonder why we took the decision to publish two special issues on Indian tribal culture successively. The reasons for the decision are complicated and many, but suffice it to say that we chose to do so in good faith. The study of Indian tribal culture thrived during the colonial era, but was curtailed after Independence, since officials deemed it a sensitive issue. In recent years, however, some remarkable work has appeared (mostly in Europe but also in North America) on South Asian tribal culture. | Read the full article >>

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  • KOROM, FRANK J., AND BENJAMIN DORMANEditors’ Note Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • WOLF, RICHARD K., AND FRANK HEIDEMANNGuest Editors’ Introduction: Indigeneity, Performance, and the State in South Asia and Beyond [1–18] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • BERGER, PETERDimensions of Indigeneity in Highland Odisha, India [19–37] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • COELHO, GAILPlacing Indigeneity: Betta Kurumba Narratives of Territory and Clan Structure [39–60] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • WOLF, RICHARD K.Tribal and Modern Voices in South Indian Kota Society [61–89] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • HEIDEMANN, FRANKObjectification and Social Aesthetics: Memoranda and the Celebration of “Badaga Day” [91–109] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • DEMMER, ULRICHThe Poetics and Politics of Practical Reason: Indigenous Identity, Ritual Discourse, and the Postcolonial State in the Northern Nilgiris (South India) [111–137] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • BIRD-DAVID, NURITThe Social Life of an Ethnonym: The “Kattu Nayaka” of South India [139–153] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SCHULTE-DROESCH, LEAFertility or Indigeneity? Two Versions of the Santal Flower Festival [155–180] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SCHLEITER, MARKUSVCD Crossovers: Cultural Practice, Ideas of Belonging, and Santali Popular Movies [181–200] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • PRÉVÔT, NICOLASThe “Bison Horn” Muria: Making it “More Tribal” for a Folk Dance Competition in Bastar, Chhattisgarh [201–231]. View videos of Kondagoan Dance Competition 2004 and Kondagoan Dance Competition 2011. Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SCHNEPEL, BURKHARDContact Zone: Ethnohistorical Notes on the Relationship between Kings and Tribes in Middle India [233–257] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • PFEFFER, GEORGEthnographies of States and Tribes in Highland Odisha [259–279] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • HOCKINGS, PAULAfterword [281–291] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SHANKMAN, PAULReview of: Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus, The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire [293–295] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SHAY, ANTHONYReview of: Sam Gill, Dancing Culture Religion [295–299] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • LEONARD, KARENReview of: Laura Hirvi, Identities in Practice: A Trans-Atlantic Ethnography of Sikh Immigrants in Finland and in California[299–301] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SUMITS, WILLIAMReview of: John Baily, Songs from Kabul: The Spiritual Music of Ustad Amir Mohammad [302–304] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • STOCK, JONATHAN P. J.Review of: Beth Szczepanski, The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan’s Buddhist Monasteries: Social and Ritual Contexts[304–307] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • JINBA, TENZINReview of: Emily Chao, Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China [307–309] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • RINEHART, ROBINReview of: Anne Murphy, The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in Sikh Tradition [309–311] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • GAMBURD, MICHELE RUTHReview of: Akhil Gupta, Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India [312–313] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • SHODHAN, AMRITAReview of: Teena Purohit, The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India [314–317] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • TSCHACHER, TORSTENReview of: Jeanne Hein and V. S. Rajam, The Earliest Missionary Grammar of Tamil: Fr. Henriques’ Arte da Lingua Malabar: Translation, History and Analysis [321–323] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • GHOSH, PIKAReview of: Amitabh SenGupta, Scroll Paintings of Bengal: Art in the Village [321–323] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • DAVIS, CORALYNN V.Review of: Smita Tewari Jassal, Unearthing Gender: Folksongs of North India [324–326] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • MÉTRAUX, DANIEL A.Review of: Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long, eds., Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty [327–330] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • REIDER, NORIKO T.Review of: Yasui Manami, Shussan kankyō no minzokugaku: “Dai san ji osan kakumei” ni mukete [330–332] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • MORISAWA, TOMOHIROReview of: Ian Condry, The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story [333–335] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • AMANO, YUKAReview of: Peter Haskel, Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and The Sword Tale [335–337] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • CREIGHTON, MILLIEReview of: Merry White, Coffee Life in Japan [337–339] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • MCKAY, A. C.Review of: Ian Harper, Development and Public Health in the Himalaya: Reflections on Healing in Contemporary Nepal [340–341] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • JÄHNICHEN, GISAReview of: Jan-Olof Svantesson, Kàm Ràw (Damrong Tayanin), Kristina Lindell and Håkan Lundström Dictionary of Kammu Yùan Language and Culture [342–345] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • GUPTA, RADHIKAReview of: Ronit Ricci, Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia [345–347] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • MCGILVRAY, DENNIS B.Review of: Sharika Thiranagama, In My Mother’s House: Civil War in Sri Lanka [348–349] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • FEENER, R. MICHAELReview of: Michele Ruth Gamburd, The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics after Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster [350–352] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • GAMBURD, MICHELE RUTHReview of: Dhana Hughes, Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life after Terror, and Gordon Weiss, The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers [352–356] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • THURSTON, TIMOTHYReview of: Emily T. Yeh, Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development [356–360] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • MCKAY, A. C.Review of: Tanya Zivkovic, Death and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: In-between Bodies [360–362] Vol 73:1-2 2014
  • ROCHE, GERALDReview of: Lauren Meeker, Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan Ho Folk Song in Northern Vietnam [362–365] Vol 73:1-2 2014

Source: courtesy Richard K. Wolf (email 27 August 2017), Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Department of Music, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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