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Critical Themes in Indian Sociology
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Critical Themes in Indian Sociology

Edited by:
  • Sanjay Srivastava - Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi
  • Yasmeen Arif - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi
  • Janaki Abraham - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi.

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Sociology | South Asia Studies

December 2018 | 500 pages | SAGE India

Critical Themes in Indian Sociology brings together the writings of a number of scholars—both well established and younger, in India and in different parts of the world—on various themes that express the richness and diversity that defines sociological scholarship on India. The book reflects changes in scholarship over time and charts out new subjects and methods for the study of social life in India. Commemorating the 50 plus years since Contributions to Indian Sociology was first published, this book is a tribute to a journal that has sustained an internationally acclaimed and rigorous sociological engagement with India. Comprising a wide range of themes such as village, city, class, caste, politics, gender, sexuality, media, food and education, this book presents a concise, yet in-depth sense of a sociological view of India today.


 
Introduction
Thomas Blom Hansen
The State as an Ethnographic Object
Roma Chatterji
The Folk and the Making of an Indian Aesthetic
Ronie Parciack
Religious Violence: A Sociological Perspective
Jacob Copeman and Johannes Quack
Contemporary Religiosities
Tulasi Srinivas
Artful Living: New Religious Movements in and of South Asia
Surinder S. Jodhka
Villages and Villagers in Contemporary India
Mekhala Krishnamurthy
Fields, Markets and Agricultural Commodities
Lawrence Cohen
The Nation, De-duplicated
Nicholas Nisbett and Aditi Bhonagiri
Internet Cultures
Meenakshi Thapan
Schooling and Culture: Bringing Schools into Sociology
Carol Upadhya
Cultures of Work in India’s ‘New Economy’
Geert de Neve
The Sociology of Labour in India
Suryakant Waghmore
Hierarchy without System? Why Civility Matters in the Study of Caste
Lucia Michelutti
Caste and the Anthropology of Democracy
Raka Ray
‘The Middle Class’ and the Middle Classes
Alpa Shah
Tribe, Egalitarian Values, Autonomy and the State
Rajni Palriwala
Gendering Sociology, a Sociology of Gender or Studying Women?: Some Reflections
Perveez Mody
Contemporary Intimacies
Shalini Grover
Conjugality and Marital Dissolution in Historical Perspective
Srimati Basu
Gender and Law
Joseph S. Alter
Masculinities and Culture
Renu Addlakha
The Sociology of Disability: Conceptual Ethnography of an Analytical Category in India
Paul Boyce and Rohit K. Dasgupta
Alternating Sexualities: Sociology and Queer Critiques in India
Sarah Lamb
Ageing, Ambivalent Modernities and the Pursuit of Value in India
Amita Baviskar
New Cultures of Food Studies
Sara Dickey
Cinematic Cultures
Margit van Wessel
The Sociology of Consumption in India: Towards a New Agenda
Smriti Srinivas
The Challenge of Urban Space
Rita Brara
Feet on the Ground, Eyes on the Horizon: The Anthropology of Environment and Climate Change
V. Sujatha
Beyond Medical Pluralism: Medicine, Power and Social Legitimacy in India
 
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Sanjay Srivastava

Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University (North Campus), Delhi. His publications include Constructing Post-colonial India: National Character and the Doon School (1998), Asia: Cultural Politics in the Global Age (2001, co-authored), Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia (2004, contributing editor), Passionate Modernity, Sexuality, Class and Consumption in India (2007), Sexuality Studies (2013, contributing editor) and Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon (2015). From 2012 to 2016, he was co... More About Author

Yasmeen Arif

Yasmeen Arif is Associate Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi. Her book Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence (2016) explores a politics of life across multiple global conditions of mass violence. Her forthcoming book The Unusual Urban: Cities in Conversation compiles her work on cities. She has held positions at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), Minneapolis; the Graduate Institute, Geneva; Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi; and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation... More About Author

Janaki Abraham

Janaki Abraham is Associate Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi. Her research interests include the study of kinship, gender and caste, visual anthropology, and gender and space, particularly the study of towns. She is currently finalising her manuscript entitled Gender, Caste and Matrilineal Kinship: Shifting Boundaries in Twentieth-century Kerala. Outcomes of a project on visual culture were presented at an exhibition entitled ‘Exploring the Visual Cultures of North Kerala: Photographs, Albums and Videos in Everyday Life’ at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2008, and was based on her... More About Author

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