Voices from the Periphery: Subalternity and Empowerment in India Marine Carrin

ISBN: 9780415501774

Published: May 7th 2012

Hardcover

304 pages


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Voices from the Periphery: Subalternity and Empowerment in India  by  Marine Carrin

Voices from the Periphery: Subalternity and Empowerment in India by Marine Carrin
May 7th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780415501774 | 4.62 Mb

Based on extensive fieldwork, this volume offers alternatives perspectives on identity formations of subaltern indigenous and marginalised communities in India. Drawing upon the notions of centre and periphery, it focuses on their agency inMoreBased on extensive fieldwork, this volume offers alternatives perspectives on identity formations of subaltern indigenous and marginalised communities in India. Drawing upon the notions of centre and periphery, it focuses on their agency in redefining their situation, building their memories, voices and identity, to influence and contest networks of power and hegemony.

The book argues that in spite of the impressive developments of the Indian economy, indigenous people and low-caste communities are more marginalized than ever. Exploring the role of narratives, and the agency of religious specialists, the contributors analyze different processes of transformation undergone by subaltern communities, and show how peripheries construct their autonomy to provide alternative models of centrality, reshaping tribal identities which have developed alongside tribal and peasant resistance.

The symbolic resistance of indigenous and subaltern groups may be expressed through religious conversion, or by political mobilization, strategies offering alternative ways of empowerment.It questions overarching oppositions such as tradition and modernity, state and community, hierarchy and equalitarian ethos which have formed the conceptual core of previous work in history and anthropology.



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