The Scheduled Tribes and Their India

Author: Nandini Sundar
ISBN: 0199459711
Release Date: 2016-07-26

A people in need of quick modernization and mainstreaming, or a powerful defense against the advancing march of capitalist growth---these are the two most prominent and stereotypical images of Adivasis in contemporary India, and both do grave injustice to the ground realities. The category Scheduled Tribes, which is purely an administrative category, and does not reflect the immense diversity among the 500 different communities of tribals in India, comprising 8.6 per cent of Indias population, has acquired over a period of time, a distinct political and discursive salience. This collection of essays, divided in three parts, brings together a range of predominantly sociological and anthropological but broadly social science writing that reflects on and illuminates the jungle of dilemmas and conflicts that the scheduled tribes face as they navigate their way through everyday life. It highlights the enormity of social, cultural, linguistic, and politico-economic diversity among the so-called Scheduled Tribes in India, and aims to provide an intellectual platform for an engagement between the scheduled tribes and their India, as also to map the state of current sociological/anthropological writing and debate on the scheduled tribes.

Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites

Author: Jonathan Liljeblad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351234894
Release Date: 2018-12-17
Genre: Social Science

Much previous literature on sacred natural sites has been written from a non-indigenous perspective. In contrast, this book facilitates a greater self-expression of indigenous perspectives regarding treatment of the sacred and its protection and governance in the face of threats from various forms of natural resource exploitation and development. It provides indigenous custodians the opportunity to explain how they view and treat the sacred through a written account that is available to a global audience. It thus illuminates similarities and differences of both definitions, interpretations and governance approaches regarding sacred natural phenomena and their conservation. The volume presents an international range of case studies, from the recent controversy of pipeline construction at Standing Rock, a sacred site for the Sioux people spanning North and South Dakota, to others located in Australia, Canada, East Timor, Hawaii, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and the Philippines. Each chapter includes an analytical introduction and conclusion written by the editors to identify common themes, unique insights and key messages. The book is therefore a valuable teaching resource for students of indigenous studies, anthropology, religion, heritage, human rights and law, nature conservation and environmental protection. It will also be of great interest to professionals and NGOs concerned with nature and heritage conservation.

Faces of Discrimination in Higher Education in India

Author: Samson K. Ovichegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317643449
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Education

This book illuminates the experiences of a set of students and faculty who are members of the Dalit caste – commonly known as the ‘untouchables’ – and are relatively ‘successful’ in that they attend or are academics at a prestigious university. The book provides a background to the study, exploring the role of caste and its enduring influence on social relations in all aspects of life. The book also contains a critical account of the current experiences of Dalit students and faculty in one elite university setting – the University of Shah Jahan (pseudonym). Drawing on a set of in-depth semi-structured interviews, the empirical study that is at the centre of this book explores the perceptions of staff and students in relation to the Quota policy and their experiences of living, working and studying in this elite setting. The data chapters are organised in such a way as to first explore the faculty views. The experiences of students are then examined with a focus on the way in which their caste is still an everyday part of how they are sometimes ‘othered’. Also, a focus on female Dalit experiences attempts to capture the interconnecting aspects of abject discrimination in their university life. Faces of Discrimination in Higher Education in India explores: critical exploration of the Quota System policy and related social justice issues; faculty voices: Quota, caste and discrimination; students’ perceptions and experiences of the Quota policy; being a ‘female Dalit’ student; positioning caste relations and the Quota policy: a critical analysis. This study will be of interest to educational sociologists examining policies in education and analysts of multicultural and South Asian studies. It will also steer pertinent discussions on equality and human rights issues.

Law Power and Culture

Author: Fauzia Knight
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137497543
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Law

A fresh theory on how individuals respond to inequalities occurring within their own communities. This original and insightful study draws on empirical research on the Santal people of Asia, examining power relations within social fields, and the state, to reveal a typology of power practices, and applies these to forced marriage in the West.


Author: Patricia Grace
ISBN: 3293205771
Release Date: 2012

Eine Maori-Siedlung an der Küste Neuseelands soll einem modernen Freizeitpark unter der Verheissung von Fortschritt und Wohlstand weichen. - Debütroman der neuseeländischen Maori-Autorin (Jg. 1937).

Ungleichheit in kapitalistischen Gesellschaften

Author: Boike Rehbein
ISBN: 3779929473
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Capitalism

Long description: Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften vor. Es stützt sich auf eigene empirische Forschung auf drei Kontinenten und argumentiert, dass Ungleichheit bisher unzureichend verstanden wurde, weil ausschließlich westliche Gesellschaften Grundlage der Interpretation waren. Das vorliegende Buch betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Es zeigt auf, dass und wie die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften auf der Basis empirischer Forschung auf drei Kontinenten vor. Es betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Die zentrale These lautet, dass die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Die symbolische Welt kapitalistischer Gesellschaften zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie wissenschaftlich begründet ist, Ungleichheit als meritokratisches Resultat der Konkurrenz gleicher Individuen erscheinen lässt und die überlieferte symbolische Ungleichheit zwischen Klassen von Menschen dadurch unsichtbar macht und reproduziert.

Rig Veda

Author: Hermann Grassmann
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785879498486
Release Date: 1876
Genre: History

Rig-Veda. Theil 2. Sammelb?cher Des Rig-Veda (1., 9.-10. Buch). ?bersetzt und mit kritischen und erl?uternden anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann.

Mission und Macht im Wandel politischer Orientierungen

Author: Ulrich van der Heyden
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515084231
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Das Verh�ltnis christlicher Missionare und Missionsgesellschaften gegenueber den politischen Machthabern und Bewegungen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert steht im Mittelpunkt des Sammelbandes. Die Beitr�ge analysieren sowohl die wechselseitigen Beziehungen der Leitungen von Missionsgesellschaften zu den jeweiligen Regierungen in Europa als auch das Verh�ltnis ihrer Missionare - M�nner und Frauen - auf den Arbeitsfeldern in Asien und Afrika zu den lokal bzw. regional ma�geblichen politischen Kr�ften (Kolonialm�chte eigener oder fremder Nationalit�t, souver�ne Staaten, lokale politische Systeme und Unabh�ngigkeitsbewegungen) in den einzelnen Facetten. Aus dem Inhalt C. Auffarth: �Weltreligion� als ein Leitbegriff der Religionswissenschaft im Imperialismus T. de Souza: D. Jos� da Costa Nunes - a Patriarch who Cared for More than Souls: a Case of Caesaro-papism in Portuguese India, 1942-1953 R. Elphick: Dutch Reformed Missions and the Roots of the Apartheid Ideology W. Ustorf: Kairos 1933 - Occidentosis, Christofascism, and Mission K. Poewe: Liberalism, German Missionaries, and National Socialism u.a.

De lo antiguo a lo moderno

Author: Ishita Banerjee
Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC
ISBN: 9786074625707
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

En India del siglo XXI religión, poder y comunidad son temas fundamentales. Los ensayos que conforman esta obra exploran distintos aspectos de la religión en el contexto de la conformación y la articulación del poder: desde discusiones sobre prácticas heréticas y ascéticas en el periodo antiguo y medieval, hasta expresiones cotidianas sobre la casta y la comunidad en la era moderna y contemporánea. Combina estudios sobre el hinduismo así como sobre la cristiandad. Los textos destacan cuestiones críticas en el estudio histórico de la religión y el poder en el Sur de Asia precolonial, colonial y post-colonial.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Release Date: 1966-06

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.