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Public Faces, Private VoicesCommunity and Individuality in South India$
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Mattison Mines

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780520084780

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520084780.001.0001

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Making the Community: George Town in Social History

Making the Community: George Town in Social History

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(p.84) Chapter Four Making the Community: George Town in Social History
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Public Faces, Private Voices
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Mattison Mines

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520084780.003.0004

This chapter explores the social history of George Town and the role which civic individuality has played in its construction, explaining that the town was organized as it is because leaders have made it that way, and because ordinary townspeople have been motivated by self-interest to assist in that construction. It discusses the role of religion in the organization of Black Town society, and argues that recognizing the essential role individuality plays as a cause of organization, and as an integral feature greatly affects how Indian society is conceptualized.

Keywords:   social history, George Town, civic individuality, leaders, religion, Black Town society

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