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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00
Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses on the different political response of the Congress party to identity assertion in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Digvijay Singh.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence of contemporary Japan. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99
'In this English translation, Moon's story is usefully framed by apparatus necessary to bring its message to even those taking their first look at South Asian culture...The result is an easy to digest short-course on what it means to be a Dalit, in the words of one notable Dalit.'-Journal of Asian Studies more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95
Recasting Caste confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont?s Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber?s distinction between class and status. Conventional wisdom on caste is idealist, and most students of the subject therefore exaggerate ritual homogeneity and deflect attention from intracaste differentiation and... more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95
Bridging the Social Gap: Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment addresses four interrelated issues. It conceptualises exclusion-linked deprivation of excluded and indigenous groups in Indian society and elaborates the concept and meaning of social exclusion in general, and of caste-, untouchability- and ethnicity-based exclusion in particular. It then... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00
Casting new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation, this book focuses on Matsumoto Jiichiro, arguably the most important Buraku leader of the twentieth century, locating his experience within the broader developments in Japan's social, political and economic history. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This book provides a critical understanding of various enduring groups, institutions and processes prevailing in Indian society such as caste, tribe, kinship, marriage, religion and rural/urban community, in past and present, based on a wealth of field and archival material. more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
Dalits in India: Search for Common Destiny explores the status of Dalits in the. country by presenting all-India and state-level analyses of various human development. and related social and economic indicators. It provides a comprehensive understanding. of the processes and dynamics that exclude them from mainstream development and. are causative... more...
- SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95
It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...