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Companion to the Anthropology of India

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ISBN-10: 1405198923

ISBN-13: 9781405198929

Edition: 2011

Authors: Isabelle Clark-Dec�s

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A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India's globalization in the twenty-first century. Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics that include developments in population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law.The broad variety of topics on Indian society is balanced with the larger global issues -- demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, religious, and others -- that have transformed the country since the end of colonization. Illuminating the continuity and diversity of Indian culture, A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers important insights into the myriad ways social scientists describe and analyze Indian society and its unique brand of modernity.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/4/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 566
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Caste and Class in Liberal India
Demography for Anthropologists: Populations, Castes, and Classes
Caste, Class, and Untouchability
Great Expectations: Youth in Contemporary India
The Modern Transformation of an Old Elite: The Case of the Tamil Brahmans
Caste and Collective Memory in South India
Cities, Cosmopolitan Styles, and Urban Critics
"How to Sit, How to Stand": Bodily Practice and the New Urban Middle Class
Global Dancing in Kolkata
Yoga, Modernity, and the Middle Class: Locating the Body in a World of Desire
Tourism in India: The Moral Economy of Gender in Banaras
Crafts, Artisans, and the Nation-State in India
Crowds, Congestion, Conviviality: The Enduring Life of the Old City
Cultures and Religion in the Making
Optic-Clash: Modes of Visuality in India
Hindu-Muslim Relations and the "War on Terror"
Religious Synthesis at a Muslim Shrine
Christianity: Culture, Identity, and Agency
Communalism, Nationalism, and Terrorism
The Politics of Communalism and Caste
Violence, Aggression, and Militancy: Reexamining Gender, and Nonliberal Politics
India Burning: The Maoist Revolution
Law, Governance, and Civil Society
Courts of Law and Legal Practice
Law and Order: Police Encounter Killings and Routinized Political Violence
Civil Society and Politics: An Anthropological Perspective
Discourses of Citizenship and Criminality in Clean, Green Delhi
Toward an Anthropology of Water in Mumbai's Settlements
From Global India to the Ethnography of Change
Transnational India: Diaspora and Migration in the Anthropology of South Asia
India Responds to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Unintended Consequences of Global Health Initiatives
Cultures of the Psyche, Politics of Illness
Ways of Aging
The Decline of Dravidian Kinship in Local Perspectives
Index