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Description - Caste, Occupation and Politics on the Ganges by Assa Doron

This intriguing anthropological study investigates how the boatmen of Banaras have repositioned themselves within the traditional social organization and used their privileged position on the river to contest upper-caste and state domination. Assa Doron examines the evolution of the boatmen community, drawing on a variety of sources to illuminate the cultural politics of social and economic inequality in contemporary India. Caste, Occupation and Politics on the Ganges offers insight into recent debates about the cultural and historical forms of social practice and resistance at the juncture between tradition and the global economy, and will therefore appeal not only to anthropologists, but to anyone working in the field of development studies, globalization, religion, politics and cultural studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754675501
ISBN-10: 0754675505
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Assa Doron

Assa Doron is a Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, at The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Australia

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