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The Dalit Movement in India By EVA-Maria Hardtmann

The Dalit Movement in India by EVA-Maria Hardtmann

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This study analyses new 'practices' and discussions among Dalit activists since the 1990s and shows how these practices have both shaped and changed social relations. It is an anthropological attempt to reach behind the surface of the contemporary Dalit movement.

The Dalit Movement in India Summary

The Dalit Movement in India: Local Practices, Global Connections by EVA-Maria Hardtmann

This work traces new 'practices' and discourses among Dalit activists since the 1990s and shows how these practices both shaped and changed social relations. It is an anthropological attempt to reach behind the surface of the contemporary Dalit movement. It discusses the kind of discourses found among Dalit activists; the organizational structure of the movement; local practices among activists, among others. This study also relates the method of anthropological fieldwork to theories about social movements. It offers a historical context as a prerequisite to understanding processes in the contemporary Dalit movement focus on the heterogeneity and the geographical spread of the contemporary Dalit movement. The fieldwork moves from a small locality of Dalits in Lucknow to interaction with Davit activists in Maharashtra to the life of Punjabi Dalit migrants in Birmingham.

The Dalit Movement in India Reviews

Based on research conducted in as varied loactions as Lucknow, Durban, and Wolverhampton, Eva-Maria Hardtmann's book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Dalit movement within and beyond India's borders... Hardtmann's writing is beautifully clear, her argumentation is refreshingly lucid, and the insights generated from her ethnography are original and important.As well as making a significant and provocative contribution to the academic debate on Dalits, social movements, caste politics, and identity, the book will no doubt appeal to a wider audience of students, activists, journalists, and interested non-specialists. Clarinda Still The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Hardtmann's writing is beautifully clear, her argumentation is refreshingly lucid, and the insights generated from her ethnography are original and important. As well as making a significant and provocative contribution to the academic debate on Dalits, social movements, caste politics, and identity, the book will no doubt appeal to a wider audience of students, activists, journalists, and interested non-specialists. Clarinda Still, University of Oxford

About EVA-Maria Hardtmann

Eva-Maria Hardtmann is Associate Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PROLOGUE: A TOUCH OF THE DALIT MOVEMENT; 1. Introduction; 2. Follow the Field: Fieldwork Methods in Social Movements; 3. Traditions of Protest; 4. Movement Perspectives: Dalit Discourses across the Country; 5. Dalit Activities in Lucknow: Buddhism and Party Politics in Local Practice; 6. Dalit Transnationalism: Connections between India and Britain; 7. Translating 'Caste Discrimination' into an International Discourse; 8. Dalit Feminism in a Neoliberal World; 9. Dynamics of Diversity; APPENDICES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

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GOR011250439
9780195697841
0195697847
The Dalit Movement in India: Local Practices, Global Connections by EVA-Maria Hardtmann
Used - Very Good
Hardback
OUP India
2008-11-01
278
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