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Staking claims : the politics of social movements in contemporary rural India / edited by Uday Chandra and Daniel Taghioff.

Contributor(s): Chandra, Uday (Political scientist) [editor.] | Taghioff, Daniel [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2016Edition: First edition.Description: xi, 374 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199467778 (hbk.); 0199467773 (hbk.).Subject(s): Social movements -- India -- 20th century | Caste -- Polical aspects -- India | India -- Rural conditions | India -- Social conditions -- 20th century | India -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 303.4840954 CHA
Contents:
Nature, culture, and knowledge in the study of social movements in rural India / Uday Chandra and Daniel Taghioff -- Democratic struggles in the Bhil heartland : historical trajectories and contemporary scenarios / Alf Gunvald Nilsen -- Into the grid : hydropower and subaltern politics in northeast India / Bengt G. Karlsson -- Everyday forest rights : property, community and the state in Kalahandi district / Matthew B. Shutzer -- Space for social action in the politics of nature : commentary / by K. Sivaramakrishnan -- Manju Devi's martyrdom: Marxist-Leninist politics and the rural poor in Bihar / Nicolas Jaoul -- Managing 'communities' of resistance : negotiating caste and class in an anti-land acquisition movement in West Bengal / Kenneth Bo Nielsen -- The emergence of Adivasi political subjectivity in late socialist Kerala / Luisa Steur -- Structures and subjectivities : commentary / by Subir Sinha -- Negotiating knowledge and power in indigenous movements and development plans / Felix Padel -- Being indigenous in Adivasi India, or, How to decolonize the postcolonial imagination / Madhuri Karak -- 'Word traps' and the drafting of India's Forest Rights Act / Anand Vaidya -- Drawing on experiences from the forests : the limits and possibilities of resource struggles in India today / Shankar Gopalakrishnan -- Reflections of a (Western) anthropological elder : commentary / by Judith Whitehead.
Summary: The contributions to this volume explore movements against capital and the state in contemporary rural India in three complementary ways. First, the simultaneous material and cultural claims of dispossession the movements make in particular rural contexts. Second, the new forms of organization that shape contemporary claim-making practices as well as political subjectivities in rural India. Third, the way the academia situates itself with respect to these movements, their organizations, activists, and participants. By delving into these relatively new and pertinent questions in the study of social movements in contemporary India, the contributors analyze the politics of subaltern agency, translocal activism, and academic knowledge-production in different, albeit interlinked, locations. The volume puts forth the argument that these are modes of political action that share complex relationships with each other, and may complement each other at times and yet contradict or even cancel out another at other times.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nature, culture, and knowledge in the study of social movements in rural India / Uday Chandra and Daniel Taghioff --
Democratic struggles in the Bhil heartland : historical trajectories and contemporary scenarios / Alf Gunvald Nilsen --
Into the grid : hydropower and subaltern politics in northeast India / Bengt G. Karlsson --
Everyday forest rights : property, community and the state in Kalahandi district / Matthew B. Shutzer --
Space for social action in the politics of nature : commentary / by K. Sivaramakrishnan --
Manju Devi's martyrdom: Marxist-Leninist politics and the rural poor in Bihar / Nicolas Jaoul --
Managing 'communities' of resistance : negotiating caste and class in an anti-land acquisition movement in West Bengal / Kenneth Bo Nielsen --
The emergence of Adivasi political subjectivity in late socialist Kerala / Luisa Steur --
Structures and subjectivities : commentary / by Subir Sinha --
Negotiating knowledge and power in indigenous movements and development plans / Felix Padel --
Being indigenous in Adivasi India, or, How to decolonize the postcolonial imagination / Madhuri Karak --
'Word traps' and the drafting of India's Forest Rights Act / Anand Vaidya --
Drawing on experiences from the forests : the limits and possibilities of resource struggles in India today / Shankar Gopalakrishnan --
Reflections of a (Western) anthropological elder : commentary / by Judith Whitehead.

The contributions to this volume explore movements against capital and the state in contemporary rural India in three complementary ways. First, the simultaneous material and cultural claims of dispossession the movements make in particular rural contexts. Second, the new forms of organization that shape contemporary claim-making practices as well as political subjectivities in rural India. Third, the way the academia situates itself with respect to these movements, their organizations, activists, and participants. By delving into these relatively new and pertinent questions in the study of social movements in contemporary India, the contributors analyze the politics of subaltern agency, translocal activism, and academic knowledge-production in different, albeit interlinked, locations. The volume puts forth the argument that these are modes of political action that share complex relationships with each other, and may complement each other at times and yet contradict or even cancel out another at other times.

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