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The Resource Caste in question : identity or hierarchy?, edited by Dipankar Gupta

Caste in question : identity or hierarchy?, edited by Dipankar Gupta

Label
Caste in question : identity or hierarchy?
Title
Caste in question
Title remainder
identity or hierarchy?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dipankar Gupta
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Indian context
  • "This important volume provides an alternative perspective on caste. It demonstrates that the traditional view of caste -- as a single hierarchy, with Brahmins at the top and the untouchable castes at the bottom -- is no longer valid. From politics to gender to economic interaction, the contributors reveal how the erstwhile single, pure hierarchical order is constantly being questioned and weakened. The essays in this volume argue for a different conceptualisation of caste -- one that would take into account the need for caste assertion and dignity as well as notions of hierarchy. The contributors show that while pride in one's caste identity is an important feature of the caste order, this is not incompatible with contesting notions of hierarchy. Caste is now better seen in terms, first, of discrete identities and then in terms of multiple and contesting hierarchies. Using contemporary experiences, this exciting volume reflects on received wisdom concerning theories of caste and provides an entirely fresh perspective."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.5/122
Index
index present
LC call number
HT713
LC item number
.C37 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gupta, Dipankar
Series statement
Contributions to Indian sociology
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caste
  • Social classes
  • Group identity
  • Social structure
  • Social stratification
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Caste
  • Group identity
  • Social classes
  • Social stratification
  • Social structure
  • India
  • Kaste
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Indien
Label
Caste in question : identity or hierarchy?, edited by Dipankar Gupta
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: The certitudes of caste: When identity trumps hierarchy; 1 -- Caste panchayats and the policing of marriage in Haryana: Enforcing kinship and territorial exogamy; 2 -- 'We (Yadavs) are a caste of politicians': Caste and modern politics in a north Indian town; 3 -- Jains, caste and hierarchy in north Gujarat; 4 -- Hierarchy, difference and the caste system: A study of rural Bihar; 5 -- Replication or dissent? Culture and institutions among 'Untouchable' Scheduled Castes in Karnataka
Control code
554575323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 255 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788132103455
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)554575323
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Caste in question : identity or hierarchy?, edited by Dipankar Gupta
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: The certitudes of caste: When identity trumps hierarchy; 1 -- Caste panchayats and the policing of marriage in Haryana: Enforcing kinship and territorial exogamy; 2 -- 'We (Yadavs) are a caste of politicians': Caste and modern politics in a north Indian town; 3 -- Jains, caste and hierarchy in north Gujarat; 4 -- Hierarchy, difference and the caste system: A study of rural Bihar; 5 -- Replication or dissent? Culture and institutions among 'Untouchable' Scheduled Castes in Karnataka
Control code
554575323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 255 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788132103455
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)554575323
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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