Social Movements in India Poverty, Power, and Politics
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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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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2005
Size: 6.30" wide x 8.92" long x 0.68" tall
|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|