Today, culture has come to acquire the status of a paradigm, a framework within which debates are carried out on the most compelling questions of contemporary politics -- be it the question of civil rights, gender, caste, environment, or even alternative forms of development. It is within a cultural framework that these issues are now debated. With this shift has come about a new language of social analysis. Among the most frequently used categories in this new framework are those of community and identity. This collection of essays looks at the context-specific articulations of community identities.
PrefacePART ONE: COMMUNITY AND IDENTITIES: CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONSIntroduction - Surinder S JodkhaThe Concept of Community in Indian Social Sciences - Carol Upadhya An Anthropological PerspectiveIn the Tracks of Community and Identity - Sasheej Hegde Deepening the InterrogationThe Eclipse or the Renaissance of 'Community'? The Career of the Concept - Ravinder KaurPART TWO: CASTE, CLASS AND THE POLITICS OF COMMUNITY IDENTITIESIs Caste Appeal Casteism? Oppressed Castes in Politics - Javeed AlamThe Ambiguity of Categories - D Parthasarthy Community and Identity in the Kapunadu MovementNarratives in the Re-Constitution of Communities - A R VasaviCommunity, Identity and Politics - Sujata Patel The Baliapal MovementPART THREE: GLOBALIZATION AND THE SPATIAL REARTICULATION OF COMMUNITIES`Can You Talk Indian?' Shifting Notions of Community and Identity in the Indian Diaspora - Aparna RayaprolThe Spatiality of Community - Satish Deshpande Evaluating the Impact of Globalization on Regional IdentitiesPART FOUR: MINORITIES, WOMEN AND COMMUNITIESFluid Boundaries - Rowena Robinson Indian Christian CommunitiesCommunity, Women Citizens and a Women's Politics - Anupama RoyIndex
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st December 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.48