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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,…    
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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: 6.30" wide x 8.92" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.902
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