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Caste and Social Discrimination: Nature, Forms, and Consequences in Education

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the nature, forms, and consequences of caste and social discrimination in education in India. After discussing the theoretical background of discrimination in general, the ... More


Merit, Mobility, and Modernism: Discrimination in Urban Labour Markets

Ashwani Deshpande

in The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Emerging research has uncovered patterns of discrimination in the urban, formal private sector and highly skilled labour markets in contemporary India. These markets show a deep awareness of caste ... More


Caste and Social Exclusion: Concept, Indicators, and Measurement

Sukhadeo Thorat and Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the social exclusion framework to understand the deprivation and poverty of low caste groups that have suffered exclusion and differential treatment across multiple spheres. It ... More


From Social Reform to Social Protest: Gender and Caste Politics in Kusum Kumar’s ‘Listen Shefali’ (Suno Shefali)

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the issue of dalit womanhood when the reappearance of caste and gender issues during the 1970s and 1980s inspired protests that reached a new critical phase through groups such ... More


Dalits and Burakumin: Knowledge Production in the Early Protest Movements

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 is occupied with the knowledge production within the Dalit movement in India and the Burakumin movement in Japan. It presents a historical overview of these protest movements during the ... More


Caste, Care, and the Human

Nathaniel Roberts

in To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter first describes the terms in which government officials and middle-class residents of Chennai understand slums, as well as the genealogical links between this pejorative but ... More


Working conditions, health and well-being among the scavenger community

Vimal Kumar

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the working conditions, health, and well-being among the scavenger community, drawing on the findings from qualitative research, using a mix of participant observation and ... More


School Meals

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter makes the case for free midday meals in Indian schools. School meals have wide‐ranging social benefits. First, they help to ensure regular school attendance. Second, they contribute to ... More


The Effects of Historical Dalit Social Mobilization

Amit Ahuja

in Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190916428
eISBN:
9780190916466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916428.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Much of the anticaste historical mobilization was aimed at social transformation. Did mobilization actually achieve this, though? To what extent can we measure the ideological penetration of ... More


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