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A Companion to the anthropology of India / edited by Isabelle Clark-Decès.

Contributor(s): Clark-Decès, Isabelle, 1956- | Guilmoto, Christophe.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to anthropology: 8.Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 552 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444390599; 1444390597; 9781444331806; 1444331809; 9781444390575; 1444390570.Subject(s): India -- Social conditions | India -- Economic conditions | India -- Population | Anthropology -- India | Anthropology | Economic history | Population | Social conditions | India | Anthropologie | Gesellschaft | Ethnologie | Indien | Anthropologie | Gesellschaft | IndienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to the Anthropology of India.DDC classification: 301.0954 Other classification: SOC002010 | LB 24385 | MS 1275 | MS 9700 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Caste and class in liberal India Demography for anthropolgists: populations, castes and classes / Christophe Z. Guilmoto -- Caste, class, and untouchability / Robert Deliège -- Great expectations: youth in contemporary India / Craig Jeffrey -- The modern transformation of an old elite: the case of the Tamil Brahmans / C.J. Fuller -- Caste and collective memory in South India / Zoé E. Headley -- Cities, cosmopolitan styles, and urban critics "How to sit, how to stand": bodily practice and the new urban middle class / Meredith Lindsay McGuire -- Global dancing in Kolkata / Pallabi Chakravorty.
Yoga, Modernity and the Middle-Class: Locating the Body in a World of Desire / Joe Alter, University of Pittsburgh -- Tourism in India: The Moral Economy of Gender in Banaras / Jennifer Huberman, University of Missouri-Kansas City -- Crafts, Artisans and the Nation-State in Delhi / Mira Mohsini -- Crowds, Congestion, Conviviality: The Enduring Life of the Old City / Ajay Gandhi, Yale University -- Cultures and Religions in the Making -- Optic-clash: Modes of Visuality in India / Shaila Bhatti, University College London & Christopher Pinney, University College London -- Hindu-Muslim Relations and the 'War on Terror' / Philippa Williams, University of Cambridge -- Religious Synthesis at a Muslim Shrine / Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, Rutgers University -- Christianity: Culture, Identity, and Agency / Mathew N. Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross -- Communalism, Nationalism and Terrorism.
The Politics of Communalism and Caste / Ornit Shani, University of Haifa -- Violence, Aggression, and Militancy: Re-Examining Gender, and Non-Liberal Politics / Tarini Bedi, University of Chicago -- India Burning: The Maoist Revolution / Alpa Shah, Goldsmiths, University of London -- Law, Governance and Civil Society -- Courts of Law and Legal Practice / Daniela Berti, CNRS, Paris -- Encounters Killings: The Routinization of State Violence / Beatrice Jauregui, Center for the Advanced Study of India -- Civil Society and Politics: An Anthropological Perspective / John Harriss, London School of Economics -- Discourses of Citizenship and Criminality in Clean, Green Delhi / Yaffa Truelove, University of Cambridge and Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge -- Toward an Anthropology of Water in Mumbai's Settlements / Nikhil Anand, Stanford University -- From Global India to the Ethnography of Change.
Transnational India: Diaspora and Migration in the Anthropology of South Asia / Leo Coleman, Ohio State University -- India Responds to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Unintended Consequences of Global Health Initiatives Cecilia Van Hollen, Syracuse University -- Cultures of the Psyche, Politics of Illness / Sarah Pinto, Tufts University -- Ways of Aging / Sarah Lamb, Brandeis University -- The Decline of Dravidian Kinship in Local Perspectives / Isabelle Clark-Deces, Princeton University.
Summary: "A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India's globalization in the twenty-first century. Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics that include developments in population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law. The broad variety of topics on Indian society is balanced with the larger global issues -- demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, religious, and others -- that have transformed the country since the end of colonization. Illuminating the continuity and diversity of Indian culture, A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers important insights into the myriad ways social scientists describe and analyze Indian society and its unique brand of modernity"--Provided by publisher.
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Part I: Caste and class in liberal India 1. Demography for anthropolgists: populations, castes and classes / Christophe Z. Guilmoto -- 2. Caste, class, and untouchability / Robert Deliège -- 3. Great expectations: youth in contemporary India / Craig Jeffrey -- 4. The modern transformation of an old elite: the case of the Tamil Brahmans / C.J. Fuller -- Caste and collective memory in South India / Zoé E. Headley -- Part II: Cities, cosmopolitan styles, and urban critics "How to sit, how to stand": bodily practice and the new urban middle class / Meredith Lindsay McGuire -- Global dancing in Kolkata / Pallabi Chakravorty.

8. Yoga, Modernity and the Middle-Class: Locating the Body in a World of Desire / Joe Alter, University of Pittsburgh -- 9. Tourism in India: The Moral Economy of Gender in Banaras / Jennifer Huberman, University of Missouri-Kansas City -- 10. Crafts, Artisans and the Nation-State in Delhi / Mira Mohsini -- 11. Crowds, Congestion, Conviviality: The Enduring Life of the Old City / Ajay Gandhi, Yale University -- Part III: Cultures and Religions in the Making -- 12. Optic-clash: Modes of Visuality in India / Shaila Bhatti, University College London & Christopher Pinney, University College London -- 13. Hindu-Muslim Relations and the 'War on Terror' / Philippa Williams, University of Cambridge -- 14. Religious Synthesis at a Muslim Shrine / Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, Rutgers University -- 15. Christianity: Culture, Identity, and Agency / Mathew N. Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross -- Part IV: Communalism, Nationalism and Terrorism.

16. The Politics of Communalism and Caste / Ornit Shani, University of Haifa -- 17. Violence, Aggression, and Militancy: Re-Examining Gender, and Non-Liberal Politics / Tarini Bedi, University of Chicago -- 18. India Burning: The Maoist Revolution / Alpa Shah, Goldsmiths, University of London -- Part V: Law, Governance and Civil Society -- 19. Courts of Law and Legal Practice / Daniela Berti, CNRS, Paris -- 20. Encounters Killings: The Routinization of State Violence / Beatrice Jauregui, Center for the Advanced Study of India -- 21. Civil Society and Politics: An Anthropological Perspective / John Harriss, London School of Economics -- 22. Discourses of Citizenship and Criminality in Clean, Green Delhi / Yaffa Truelove, University of Cambridge and Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge -- 23. Toward an Anthropology of Water in Mumbai's Settlements / Nikhil Anand, Stanford University -- Part VI: From Global India to the Ethnography of Change.

24. Transnational India: Diaspora and Migration in the Anthropology of South Asia / Leo Coleman, Ohio State University -- 25. India Responds to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Unintended Consequences of Global Health Initiatives Cecilia Van Hollen, Syracuse University -- 26. Cultures of the Psyche, Politics of Illness / Sarah Pinto, Tufts University -- 27. Ways of Aging / Sarah Lamb, Brandeis University -- 28. The Decline of Dravidian Kinship in Local Perspectives / Isabelle Clark-Deces, Princeton University.

"A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India's globalization in the twenty-first century. Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics that include developments in population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law. The broad variety of topics on Indian society is balanced with the larger global issues -- demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, religious, and others -- that have transformed the country since the end of colonization. Illuminating the continuity and diversity of Indian culture, A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers important insights into the myriad ways social scientists describe and analyze Indian society and its unique brand of modernity"--Provided by publisher.

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