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Sidney R. Waldron

: 172) "...I valued very highly the experience of sharing the life of a community whose customs, founded on the most ancient traditions, belong essentially to an earlier and to me a congenial age. This was one of the com- pensations for living in a country where life is necessarily a strain, since the

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Fumiko Y. Yamamoto

of life" (p. 3), that of Shusei's own and those of Shusei's characters, and indeed, he succeeds very well in providing clear descriptions of these patterns. Torrance's book not only covers Shusei's life in Kanazawa as a son of an impoverished samuarai household, which lost most of its fortune after

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Ned Levine

happy about his life. His ideology is that of entry into the middle-classes: Embourgeoisment. A second type of migrant (the Urban Identity) comes from a poorer back- ground and has a more limited education. When he obtains a stable job, al- though his standard of living is not at all high, he feels very

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Larry P. Goodson

316 living in what would otherwise be rather conventional domestic circumstances. Though the narrative provides glimpses of the well-trod foreign paths in Shanghai and Nanjing, a large chunk of it describes life in early twentieth-century Sichuan and Tibet, with rare and very valuable insights

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Harjit S. Sandhu

antidote to Liebow's un- convincing report. The street corner men are still there. They still are reported as leading a re- latively fluid instructured sort of existence, but it becomes much more com- prehensible when presented as one of a number (Hannerz suggests four) of coexisting life styles which

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Michael J. Horan and Kenyon N. Griffin

development of a modern sector of life, the growth of nationalist movements and the achievement of independence.4 James S. Coleman has argued that foreign missionaries in Africa acted as one of the most powerful forces furthering the process of secularization, including social restratification as well as

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C.E. Carr

of a community whose customs, founded on the most ancient traditions, belong essentially to an earlier and to me a congenial age. This was one of the com- pensations for living in a country where life is necessarily a strain, since the inquisitive foreigner is not really welcome." State University of

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Daniel Gold

referred to as tantric - keep an eye on salvation but also cultivate powers useful in this world; and living in the world traditionally entails family life. Nath traditions are part of this larger tantric milieu and are thus able to embrace both renouncers and family men. As sadhus, "spiritual

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Remy Oriaku

subject of apartheid has gradually given way to a more direct identification of his thematic concerns with South Africa history and socio-cultural life. The motif of a war-ravaged urban South Africa which forms the backbone of Life & Times of Michael K resonates in Age of Iron , where it finds its

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Jayant Lele

masses, on the other hand, that little tradition with which bhakti becomes associated is a way of life. It is a living tradition. They merely listen to it while the intellec- tuals merely suspect it. I hope that this critical introduction and the articles from which it derives its argument will be seen