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Equality against hierarchy: Imagining modernity in subaltern India

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How do subalterns imagine their membership in India’s political community? Many scholars argue that they imbibe the egalitarian ideals in India’s political-economic sphere. Others suggest that subalterns identify the modernising impulses of the political-economic sphere as a greater threat to their ways of life. Intervening in this debate, recent research enlivens analysts to the perspective that the political-economic sphere of the state cannot be unambiguously mapped onto modernity. Nor, f...

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In press
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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Contributions to Indian Sociology Journal website
ISSN:
0069-9667
URN:
uuid:0024b697-c364-47ad-ba46-4f1854a3d0b7
Source identifiers:
579618
Local pid:
pubs:579618

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