Becoming minority : how discourses and policies produce minorities in Europe and India / edited by Jyotirmaya Tripathy and Sudarsan Padmanabhan. - Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014. - xx, 353 p. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Becoming a minority category / Jyotirmaya Tripathy and Sudarsan Padmanabhan -- Contextualizing minority : the production of difference and sameness in Europe / Barbara Franz -- Re-turning the idea of minority : going beyond the politics of recognition / Lajwanti Chatani -- Manufacturing blackness at the turn of twentieth-century France / Abdoulaye Gueye -- The constitution of the Swedish Sámi people : Swedish Sámi policy and the justification of the inner colonisation of Sweden / Ulf Mörkenstam -- Institutional change and identity shift : the case of contemporary Scotland / Sherrill Stroschein -- The European minority rights regime and the Turkish/Muslim minority of western Thrace / Apostolos Agnantopoulos -- Cultural war of values : the proliferation of moral identities in the Danish public sphere / Peter Hervik -- Becoming a minority : ethno-manufacturing in the Netherlands / Paul Mutsaers, Hans Siebers and Arie de Ruijter -- "The numbers [of coloured immigrants] are of the essence" : the spectre of communalism as a casus belli for Enoch Powell's eugenic solution to Britain's immigration problem / Gëzim Alpion -- Minority question in India / Bishnu N. Mohapatra -- The politics of hurt religious feelings : the minority as emotional subject in India / Mohamed Mehdi -- The Indian state and the minority's right to culture / Malavika Menon -- Waqf and urban space : production of minority identity in Hyderabad's Old City / Shireen Mirza -- The fragmented minor : Tamil identity and the politics of authenticity / Anjana Raghavan.

"The present volume is intended to trace the processes through which minorities perform as minorities, their discursive formation, narrativization and representation. It is thus evident that the book moves away from an uncritical understanding of the term minority as a container of some unchanging core ideals, and leads to a framework where minority comes into existence in the very act of representation"--Provided by publisher.

9789351500353 (hbk.) Rs995.00


Minorities--Government policy--History.--India
Minorities--Government policy--History.--Europe
Ethnicity--Political aspects--History.--India
Ethnicity--Political aspects--History.--Europe
Discourse analysis, Narrative--Political aspects--History.--India
Discourse analysis, Narrative--Political aspects--History.--Europe

India--Ethnic relations--History.
Europe--Ethnic relations--History.
India--Social policy.
Europe--Social policy.

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