Titolo: Tamil Brahmans: The Making of a Middle-Class...
Casa editrice: University Of Chicago Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This historical analysis of 'TamBrams,' written by a unique combination of sociologists, both insider and outsider, provides essential fleshing out of our sociological understanding of caste and class, which has tended to concentrate on the lower end of the caste spectrum. It shows how it is not merely the lower castes who invoke their 'caste identity' in contrast to the castelessness and 'merit' of the middle classes, but that caste has been critical to the formation and professional success of an urban, 'modern' middle class like the Tamil Brahmans. This book is an indispensible read not just for all those who wish to understand caste formation, mobility, and change over the past two centuries, but also for Tamil Brahmans themselves. It will help them rethink the notion that their professional achievements are somehow exceptional and biologically rooted in their caste and see them instead as a product of the opportunities provided by the colonial and postcolonial state.". Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_022615274X
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