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The Resource From hierarchy to ethnicity : the politics of caste in twentieth-century India, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)

From hierarchy to ethnicity : the politics of caste in twentieth-century India, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)

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From hierarchy to ethnicity : the politics of caste in twentieth-century India
Title
From hierarchy to ethnicity
Title remainder
the politics of caste in twentieth-century India
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Lee
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Caste and ethnicity have been crucial in shaping the discourse around identity politics in modern South Asia. This book critically discusses two important trends in twentieth-century Indian politics - the rise in the political salience of caste identities, and a shift in the way caste identity was conceptualized; from a hierarchical system based on the adoption of specific behaviours to a system based on bounded and autonomous groups not dissimilar to ethnic groups as conceived of in other parts of the world. It traces these changes to the evolving incentives of the elites of poorer ethnic groups, which are themselves a product of the gradual rise of literacy in colonial South Asia, and the democratization of the political system. This theory challenges accounts that emphasize the role of the colonial state in the evolution of caste. It presents a wide range of novel historical evidence to support these claims, both qualitative and quantitative, and covering both the colonial and post-independence periods.--
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Lee, Alexander
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Caste
  • India
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From hierarchy to ethnicity : the politics of caste in twentieth-century India, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)
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http://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108779678
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online resource
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CR9781108779678
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1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781108779678
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1140886806
Label
From hierarchy to ethnicity : the politics of caste in twentieth-century India, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)
Link
http://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108779678
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108779678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108779678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1140886806

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