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Theft, patronage & society in Western India

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This thesis is an ethnography of a community of professional thieves called the Kanjar-a 'caste of thieves' by practice, public perception and self-designation-in the northern Indian province of Rajasthan. It is also an argument that spells out the broader logic of rank in local society. Insofar as it offers the first ethnography of the Kanjar community- and of caste-based, professional, hereditary theft-this study is new. My analytical concern with hierarchy and rank, however, is old, engagi...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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SSD
Department:
SAME
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-07-28

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