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Introduction

Aniket Jaaware

in Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282265
eISBN:
9780823286218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282265.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter presents the main themes of the book. The major theme is that of “touch” as it constitutes touchability/untouchability in society. Another somewhat implicit theme is that of ... More


Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

Aniket Jaaware

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282265
eISBN:
9780823286218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282265.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book attempts a fundamental break from the tradition of caste studies, using a version of phenomenology, structuralism, and post-structuralism to give a radical description of touchability and ... More


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