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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Wealth ranking in a caste area of India

Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Wealth ranking in a caste area of India Ruth Grosvenor-Alsop Abstract avoids elements of ethnocentricity on the part of those seeking the information influencing the outcome of the ranking exercise. Collecting and analysing information in order to understand social behaviour requires a The type of Wealth Ranking carried out in the variety of methods and techniques. These techniques are developed from conceptual present study is that outlined by B E Grandin frameworks of social organisation. As the need in her publication Wealth Ranking in for culturally appropriate frameworks becomes Smallholder Communities: A Field Manual recognised it follows that the tools of the (Grandin, 1988). It is not the purpose of this social analyst should also be culturally paper to reiterate the details of how to carry out this type of wealth ranking, but to describe appropriate. Using a technique of data the results of the technique in a society collection that has proved effective in one spatially and culturally distant from the ones location could give inaccurate results in another, especially when it is based on a where it has been applied before. A brief cultural definition by the society undergoing description of ...

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