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作者 Mooney, Nicola, 1967-
書名 Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams : identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs / Nicola Mooney
出版項 Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011
國際標準書號 9780802092571 (hbk.)
0802092578 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  DS432.S5 M65 2011    在架上    30610020355145
 民族所圖書館  DS432.S5 M65 2011    在架上    30520020757069
說明 ix, 301 p. ; 24 cm
系列 Anthropological horizons ; 34
Anthropological horizons ; 34
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-286) and index
Renowned as the predominant farmers and landlords of Punjab, and long possessed of an autocthonous agricultural identity, Jat Sikhs today often live urban and diasporic lives. Rural Nostalgias and Transnational Dreams examines the formation of Jat Sikh identity amid diverse ideals and incursions of modernity, exploring the question of what it means to be Jat Sikh in the contemporary Indian city. Nicola Mooney describes a number of Jat Sikh social practices and narratives - education, professional development and employment, the making of appropriate marriage matches, and the discourse of progress - through which contemporary notions of identity are developed. She contextualizes these elements of Jat Sikh modernity against local, regional, and national histories of cultural and political differentiation, perceptions of marginality, and the expression of increasingly exclusive notions and practices of identity. Mooney argues that class practices incorporate urban Jat Sikhs into national and transnational communities, separating them from rural Jat Sikhs and confounding caste solidarities. Nevertheless, rural attachments remain important to urban identities. This is a unique ethnography that incorporates first-hand observations and local narratives to develop insights into the traditions and social memory of Jat Sikhs, as well as on the issues of urban and transnational social transformation
Introduction: Jat Sikh Locations and the Bahu Ethnographer -- Farming, Family and Faith: Elements of Jat Sikh Identity -- Good Families: Marriage, Gender and Middle Class Jat Community -- Good Fortunes: Education, Class and National -- Contingencies among Jats -- Unities and Schisms in Jat Sikh Identity -- The Rural Imaginary -- A Wedding Phulkari and Other Gifts -- Modern Jat Identities: Some Conclusions
主題 Sikhs -- India -- Social conditions
Jats -- India -- Social conditions
Sikhs -- India -- Ethnic identity
Jats -- India -- Ethnic identity
Punjab (India) -- Rural conditions
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