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Social Movements in India Poverty, Power, and Politics

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ISBN-10: 0742538435

ISBN-13: 9780742538436

Edition: 2004

Authors: Raka Ray, Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

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Social movements have played a vital role in Indian politics since well before the inception of India as a new nation in 1947. During the Nehruvian era, poverty alleviation was a foundational standard against which policy proposals and political claims were measured; at this time, movement activism was directly accountable to this state discourse. In the first volume to focus on poverty and class in its analysis of social movements, a group of leading India scholars shows how social movements have had to change because poverty reduction no longer serves its earlier role as a political template. With distinctive chapters on gender, lower castes, environment, the Hindu Right, Kerala, labor, farmers, and biotechnology, Social Movements in India will be attractive to students and researchers in many different disciplines.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction : in the beginning, there was the Nehruvian state
From class compromise to class accommodation : labor's incorporation into the Indian political economy
Problems of social power and the discourses of the Hindu right
Reinventing public power in the age of globalization : decentralization and the transformation of movement politics in Kerala
Feminism, poverty, and the emergent social order
Who are the country's poor? : social movement politics and Dalit poverty
Red in tooth and claw? : looking for class in struggles over nature
Farmer's movements and the debate on poverty and economic reforms in India
Miracle seeds, suicide seeds, and the poor : GMOs, NGOs, farmers and the state
Strong states, strong NGOs