The Resource The civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicity, F.G. Bailey

The civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicity, F.G. Bailey

Label
The civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicity
Title
The civility of indifference
Title remainder
on domesticating ethnicity
Statement of responsibility
F.G. Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dissolution of Yugoslavia inspired F.G. Bailey to consider the relations among ethnic groups that had seemed reconciled to living together and then broke into murderous conflicts. For his exploration of the ancient, recurring problem of ethnic strife, Bailey considers the village of Bisipara in the state of Orissa, in eastern India. Bisipara was a community in which different ethnic groups were seen as distinct breeds of people, arranged in a hierarchy of worthiness. In The Civility of Indifference, Bailey documents a case of ethnic strife that threatened the village forty years ago but did not consume it in bloodshed. The restraint, he suggests, reflected not compassion but a sense of inevitability. The people of Bisipara perceived the world in such a way that violence enacted as ethnic cleansing would have seemed to them a disastrous indulgence and a sure path to self-destruction. Their story serves as a parable of pragmatic indifference, in contrast to the fanaticism that justifies civil war. A seasoned ethnographer, the author considers the social structure of the community, examining the multiple castes with sensitivity and respect. His detailed description reveals the competing moral visions held by various groups, and his conclusions open a new perspective on ethnic violence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, F. G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN635.I4
LC item number
B345 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnicity
  • Racism
  • Apathy
  • Ethnicité
  • Racisme
  • Apathie
  • Apathy
  • Ethnic relations
  • Ethnicity
  • Racism
  • Social conditions
  • Etnische conflicten
  • Apathie
  • Rassenverhoudingen
  • Ethnicité
  • Gewalt
  • Rassenkonflikt
  • Ethnische Gruppe
  • Bisipāra (India)
  • Bisipāra (India)
  • Bisipāra (India)
  • Bisipāra (Inde)
  • Bisipāra (Inde)
  • Bisipāra (Inde)
  • India
  • Bisipara (Inde)
  • Odisha (Inde)
  • Bisipara
  • Indien
Label
The civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicity, F.G. Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780801432170
Lccn
95037324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33045126
  • (OCoLC)ocm33045126
Label
The civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicity, F.G. Bailey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780801432170
Lccn
95037324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33045126
  • (OCoLC)ocm33045126

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