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作者 Rao, Anupama
書名 The Caste Question : Dalits and the Politics of Modern India
出版項 Berkerley : University of California Press, 2009
國際標準書號 9780520943377 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (416 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Table of Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author's Note -- Introduction -- PART 1. EMANCIPATIOIN -- 1. Caste Radicalism and the Making of a New Political Subject -- 2. The Problem of Caste Property -- 3. Dalits as a Political Minority -- PART 2. THE PARADOX OF EMANCIPATION -- 4. Legislating Caste Atrocity -- 5. New Directions in Dalit Politics -- 6. The Sexual Politics of Caste -- 7. Death of a Kotwal -- Epilogue -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Index
This innovative work of historical anthropology explores how India's Dalits, or ex-untouchables, transformed themselves from stigmatized subjects into citizens. Anupama Rao's account challenges standard thinking on caste as either a vestige of precolonial society or an artifact of colonial governance. Focusing on western India in the colonial and postcolonial periods, she shines a light on South Asian historiography and on ongoing caste discrimination, to show how persons without rights came to possess them and how Dalit struggles led to the transformation of such terms of colonial liberalism as rights, equality, and personhood. Extending into the present, the ethnographic analyses of The Caste Question reveal the dynamics of an Indian democracy distinguished not by overcoming caste, but by new forms of violence and new means of regulating caste
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Rao, Anupama The Caste Question : Dalits and the Politics of Modern India Berkerley : University of California Press,c2009 9780520257610
主題 Dalits - Political activity
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