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We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Megan Moodie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What are the horizons of hope and possibility for subaltern groups in contemporary India? We were adivasisis an ethnography of collective aspiration among a marginalized urban community known as the ... More


Introduction

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction lays out the central themes of the book. It argues that the Dhanka, like other tribal communities in India, must undertake a great deal of imaginative work to occupy the tribal role ... More


Conclusion: On Collective Aspiration

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last chapter expands the scope of the ethnographic account to reflect on aspiration and affirmative action as important sites of political inquiry in the contemporary world. Focusing on the ... More


The State’s Foragers: The Scale of Multiculturalism

Nurit Bird-David

in Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In recent years, India has seen a viral increase in the number of state-recognized Kattunayaka, the official name of the foragers at the heart of this ethnography. Their ethnonym is included in the ... More


Permanent Incumbency Shattered: Development Dilemma and Electoral Choice in West Bengal

Jyotiprasad Chatterjee and Suprio Basu

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The political scene of West Bengal has witnessed a distinct wave of Paribartan (change) since the closing period of the last decade. Beginning with the 15th Lok Sabha Election 2009 followed by the ... More


Logjam: Peasantization Caused Deforestation in Narmada Valley

Vikramaditya Thakur

in Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198098959
eISBN:
9780199084999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098959.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The Indian subcontinent has witnessed unprecedented change in land-use pattern during the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries marked by the intensification of agriculture, in turn adversely ... More


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