The hierarchical relation

Michael Houseman, Translated by Eléonore Rimbault
2015 HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory  
The hierarchical relationship introduced by Louis Dumont has yet to receive the attention it deserves. Drawing on Dumont's own remarks, this text sets out to present the hierarchical model in a systematic fashion. After dealing with a number of definitional issues (the notions of encompassment, value, levels, ideology, etc.), it highlights the theoretical originality of this model and considers some of the questions it raises: What possible forms can it take? How does it relate to empirical
more » ... te to empirical facts? What mental processes does it presuppose?
doi:10.14318/hau5.1.012 fatcat:fosic6xjrngb7n5kdfew3j3ot4