Sociology and Social Anthropology in India:

Author: Atal, Yogesh (ed)

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131743179


Page: 624

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Sociology and Social Anthropology in India represents the fourth round of surveys by the Indian Council of Social Science Research since 1988. It analyses the intellectual history of sociology and social anthropology in India and studies the role of caste and caste organizations in local and national politics, organizational structure of industries, journey of women's studies, demographic trends in India since 1971, Indian diaspora, analysis of criminological and development studies, and relevant aspects of the emergent legal culture in India.
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Anthropology in the East

Founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology

Author: Patricia Uberoi,Nandini Sundar,Satish Deshpande

Publisher: Seagull Books London Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 9324

Originally publihsed: Delhi: Permanent Black, c2007.
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Family, Kinship and Marriage in India

Author: Patricia Uberoi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 502

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This Book Attempts To Capture The Great Variety Of Family Types And Kinship Practices Found In The South Asia Region.
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Village, Caste, Gender, and Method

Essays in Indian Social Anthropology

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 8860

The Work Of M.N. Srinivas Constitutes A Watershed In The Development Of Sociology In India, And The Selections Brought Together In This Volume Have Had A Lasting Influence On The Discipline.
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Handbook of Indian Sociology

Author: Veena Das

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195668315

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

View: 5466

This volume contains a selection of essays from the Oxford India Companion of Sociology and Social Anthropology. It is designed to meet the needs of readers looking for an accessible overview of broad trends in Indian economy, polity, religion, culture and kinship structures. The Handbook has five main sections. In the first of these, the reader is introduced to the field of sociological study in India. Subsequent sections cover demographic features including ecology and urban migration; India's religious and cultural landscape; the alliance between family and state; economic structure; and politics.
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Sociological Traditions

Methods and Perspectives in the Sociology of India

Author: T. N. Madan

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132119312

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 7838

Sociological Traditions book looks at the sociology of India from two perspectives: first, understanding the cultural traditions of India with special reference to religious and ethical values; and second, exploring the growth of the sociological traditions of India. Divided in two parts, the book goes beyond mere description of the main religious traditions and looks at the ethical values that are embedded in the religio-secular traditions of India. It also projects the sociological traditions of India as a historical process, a process of growth of sociological knowledge. The basic premise of the discussion is not one dominant cultural tradition but the plurality that characterizes the cultural, religious and value traditions of India, and pluralism that characterizes the sociology of India.
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Men and Feminism in India

Author: Romit Chowdhury,Zaid Al Baset

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351048228

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6714

The relationship between men and feminism is frequently assumed to be antagonistic. This volume confronts this assumption by bringing critical attention to men’s engagement in feminist research, pedagogy, and activism in India. The chapters in this collection respond to two broad thematic concerns: theoretical implications of men producing feminist knowledge and the history of men’s participation in feminist endeavours. The volume also explores the undocumented contributions of men to three domains of feminist activity: institutionalization of feminism in the academy, social movements aimed at gender justice, and male writings on gender and sexuality. Delving into an important yet overlooked aspect of the social sciences, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of gender studies, masculinity studies, modern Indian history, sociology, and social anthropology.
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Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

A Volume in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080466648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 900

View: 6323

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology
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Caste and Race in India

Author: Govind Sadashiv Ghurye

Publisher: Popular Prakashan

ISBN: 9788171542055

Category: Caste

Page: 504

View: 4370

Over The Years This Book Has Remained A Basic Work For Students Of India Sociology And Anthropology And Has Been Acknowledged As A Bona-Fide Classic.
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Re-Imagining Sociology in India

Feminist Perspectives

Author: Gita Chadha,M.T. Joseph

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 042989533X

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 2267

This book maps the intersections between sociology and feminism in the Indian context. It retrieves the lives and work of women pioneers of and in sociology, asking crucial questions of their feminisms and their sociologies. The chapters address the experiential realities of women in the field, pedagogical issues, methodological frameworks, mentoring processes and artistic engagements with academic work. The volume’s strength lies in bringing together Indian scholars from diverse social backgrounds and regions, reflecting on the specificity of the Indian social sciences. The chapters cover a range of key areas, including sexuality, law, environment, science and medicine. This volume will greatly interest students, teachers, researchers and practitioners of sociology, women’s studies, gender studies and feminism, politics and postcolonial studies.
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Education and Society

Themes, Perspectives, Practices

Author: Meenakshi Thapan,T. N. Madan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199451319

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 8185

Through an excellent selection of essays arranged in six thematic sections, this volume provides an overview of the major underlying concepts, processes and practices that explicate education in contemporary India. Most essays are grounded on empirical research and use ethnography in seeking to understand education from the perspective of students, teachers, as well as the institutional and non-institutional settings within which educational practices occur.
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Eating Drugs

Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Author: Stefan Ecks

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081478917X

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or whether—patients understand their prescribed drugs? Millions of people in India are routinely prescribed mood medications. Pharmaceutical companies give doctors strong incentives to write as many prescriptions as possible, with as little awkward questioning from patients as possible. Without a sustained public debate on psychopharmaceuticals in India, patients remain puzzled by the notion that drugs can cure disturbances of the mind. While biomedical psychopharmaceuticals are perceived with great suspicion, many non-biomedical treatments are embraced. Stefan Ecks illuminates how biomedical, Ayurvedic, and homeopathic treatments are used in India, and argues that pharmaceutical pluralism changes popular ideas of what drugs do. Based on several years of research on pharmaceutical markets, Ecks shows how doctors employ a wide range of strategies to make patients take the remedies prescribed. Yet while metaphors such as "mind food" may succeed in getting patients to accept the prescriptions, they also obscure a critical awareness of drug effects. This rare ethnography of pharmaceuticals will be of key interest to those in the anthropology and sociology of medicine, pharmacology, mental health, bioethics, global health, and South Asian studies.
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The Remembered Village

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520029972

Category: History

Page: 356

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The Scheduled Tribes and Their India

Politics, Identities, Policies, and Work

Author: Nandini Sundar,T. N. Madan,Honorary Professor of Sociology T N Madan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199459711


Page: 650

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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.
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The Oxford India Srinivas

Author: Srinivas,,Ramachandra Guha

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780198060345

Category: Political Science

Page: 766

View: 8476

Bringing together M.N. Srinivas's best writings on subjects ranging from village studies, caste and the social structure, gender, religion, and cultural and social change in India, The Oxford India Srinivas re-introduces a new generation of readers to the one of the pioneers of sociology and social anthropology in India. An Introduction by Ramachandra Guha situates Srinivas's contributions to Indian sociology in the current context.
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