Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics

Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics

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by Raka Ray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742538427

ISBN-13: 9780742538429

Pub. Date: 03/31/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Twelve academics from India and the U.S. contribute nine chapters based on an April 2001 conference held at the U. of California, Berkeley, focusing on social movements and poverty. The essays examine the shifts in state-society relations in India through three post-Independence phases: the quest for poverty alleviation and development during the early

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Twelve academics from India and the U.S. contribute nine chapters based on an April 2001 conference held at the U. of California, Berkeley, focusing on social movements and poverty. The essays examine the shifts in state-society relations in India through three post-Independence phases: the quest for poverty alleviation and development during the early post-Independence period; the transitional period of 1964 to 1984, when the Congress-dominated state failed to achieve significant poverty reduction and other types of social movements—environmental, women's, and caste—increased; and the more recent phase, from 1984 to 2000, when Hindu nationalism and neo-liberalism have influenced Indian politics. For students, scholars and researchers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538429
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/31/2005
Series:
Asia/Pacific/Perspectives Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: In the Beginning, There Was the Nehruvian State
Chapter 1: From Class Compromise to Class Accommodation: Labor's Incorporation into the Indian Political Economy
Chapter 2: Problems of Social Power and the Discourses of the Hindu Right
Chapter 3: Reinventing Public Power in the Age of Globalization: The Transformation of Movement Politics in Kerala
Chapter 4: Feminism, Poverty, and the Emergent Social Order
Chapter 5: Who Are The Country's Poor? Social Movement Politics and Dalit Poverty
Chapter 6: Red in Tooth and Claw? Looking for Class in Struggles over Nature
Chapter 7: Farmer's Movements and the Debate on Poverty and Economic Reforms in India
Chapter 8: Miracle Seeds, Suicide Seeds, and the Poor: GMOs, NGOs, Farmers and the State
Chapter 9: Strong States, Strong NGOs

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