Discourses of Ethnicity locates the objectification of ethnicity within a historical framework in order to discuss from an anthropological perspective, issues concerning class, culture and social classification, modes of protest and the forging of collective identities among subordinate groups. It examines the relationship between historical structure, human experience and social consciousness in the constitution of ethnicity. The Jharkhand case in the state of Bihar in Northern India is taken as a case-study.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Ethnicity Metaphors, Realities, DiscoursesPART ONE: THE TERRAIN OF IDEASThe Conceptualization of EthnicityPART TWO: REALITIESThe Myth of the TribeThe Poverty of DevelopmentPART THREE: THE POLITICAL TERRAINThe Tradition of Protest The Experience of UnitySocial Imagination and PracticePART FOUR: THE DYNAMICS OF CULTURAL STRUGGLECulture of Oppression and Culture of ProtestConclusion Ethnicity, Culture and the Anthropological Quest