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Prefigurative politics through a north Indian lens

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This paper focuses on 'prefigurative politics' – embodying in the present one's vision of the future – among young people in north India. In so doing it contributes to wider debates on oppositional politics, temporality, India and youth. Building on recent fieldwork in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, we highlight the ubiquity of civic-minded everyday forms of prefigurative politics among a subset of young men and young women. We examine the temporality of this politics, which, like other re...

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10.1080/03085147.2016.1143725

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School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University
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School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University
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ES/J011444/1
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Taylor and Francis I Publisher's website
Journal:
Economy and Society
Publication date:
2016-04-18
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1469-5766
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0308-5147

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