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The Dalit movement in India : local practices, global connections / Eva-Maria Hardtmann.

By: Hardtmann, Eva-Maria.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xiv, 263 p. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198065487 (pbk.); 0198065487 (pbk.); 9780195697841 ; 0195697847.Subject(s): Dalits -- Political activity -- India | Dalits -- India -- Social conditions | Dalits -- India -- ReligionDDC classification: 305.56880954 HAR Online resources: Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Preface Acknowledgements Prologue: A Touch of the Dalit Movement 1. Introduction 2. Follow the Field: Fieldwork Methods in Social Movements 3. Traditions of Protest 4. Movement Perspectives: Dalit Discourses across the Country 5. Dalit Activities in Lucknow: Buddhism and Party Politics in Local Practice 6. Dalit Transnationalism: Connections between India and Britain 7. Translating 'Caste Discrimination' into an International Discourse 8. Dalit Feminism 9. Dynamics of Diversity Appendices Bibliography Index
Summary: This work traces new 'practices' and discourses among Dalit activists since the 1990s and shows how these practices both shaped and changed social relations. It is an anthropological attempt to reach behind the surface of the contemporary Dalit movement. It discusses the kind of discourses found among Dalit activists; the organizational structure of the movement; local practices among activists, among others. This study also relates the method of anthropological fieldwork to theories about social movements. It offers a historical context as a prerequisite to understanding processes in the contemporary Dalit movement focus on the heterogeneity and the geographical spread of the contemporary Dalit movement. The fieldwork moves from a small locality of Dalits in Lucknow to interaction with Davit activists in Maharashtra to the life of Punjabi Dalit migrants in Birmingham.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [240]-258) and index.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Prologue: A Touch of the Dalit Movement
1. Introduction
2. Follow the Field: Fieldwork Methods in Social Movements
3. Traditions of Protest
4. Movement Perspectives: Dalit Discourses across the Country
5. Dalit Activities in Lucknow: Buddhism and Party Politics in Local Practice
6. Dalit Transnationalism: Connections between India and Britain
7. Translating 'Caste Discrimination' into an International Discourse
8. Dalit Feminism
9. Dynamics of Diversity
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

This work traces new 'practices' and discourses among Dalit activists since the 1990s and shows how these practices both shaped and changed social relations. It is an anthropological attempt to reach behind the surface of the contemporary Dalit movement. It discusses the kind of discourses found among Dalit activists; the organizational structure of the movement; local practices among activists, among others.
This study also relates the method of anthropological fieldwork to theories about social movements. It offers a historical context as a prerequisite to understanding processes in the contemporary Dalit movement focus on the heterogeneity and the geographical spread of the contemporary Dalit movement. The fieldwork moves from a small locality of Dalits in Lucknow to interaction with Davit activists in Maharashtra to the life of Punjabi Dalit migrants in Birmingham.

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