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Community and Identities
Contemporary Discourses on Culture and Politics in India

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December 2001 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This important volume of original essays interrogates contemporary debates, popular as well as academic, on the place of communities and cultural identities in India’s polity. In particular the contributors:
- analyse some of the emerging concerns in the social and political life of contemporary India
- deal with issues that are central to recent debates among social and political theorists, that is, community, identity, nation and civil society
- present fresh perspectives on these issues which are of interest to most developing societies

 
Preface
 
PART ONE: COMMUNITY AND IDENTITIES: CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS
Surinder S Jodkha
Introduction
Carol Upadhya
The Concept of Community in Indian Social Sciences
An Anthropological Perspective  
Sasheej Hegde
In the Tracks of Community and Identity
Deepening the Interrogation  
Ravinder Kaur
The Eclipse or the Renaissance of 'Community'? The Career of the Concept
 
PART TWO: CASTE, CLASS AND THE POLITICS OF COMMUNITY IDENTITIES
Javeed Alam
Is Caste Appeal Casteism? Oppressed Castes in Politics
D Parthasarthy
The Ambiguity of Categories
Community and Identity in the Kapunadu Movement  
A R Vasavi
Narratives in the Re-Constitution of Communities
Sujata Patel
Community, Identity and Politics
The Baliapal Movement  
 
PART THREE: GLOBALIZATION AND THE SPATIAL REARTICULATION OF COMMUNITIES
Aparna Rayaprol
`Can You Talk Indian?' Shifting Notions of Community and Identity in the Indian Diaspora
Satish Deshpande
The Spatiality of Community
Evaluating the Impact of Globalization on Regional Identities  
 
PART FOUR: MINORITIES, WOMEN AND COMMUNITIES
Rowena Robinson
Fluid Boundaries
Indian Christian Communities  
Anupama Roy
Community, Women Citizens and a Women's Politics
 
Index

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