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Issues and themes in contemporary society: essays in Honour of Professor Ishwar Modi

Contributor(s): Nagla, B. K | Srivastava, Vinay Kumar.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Rawat Publications 2018Description: xiii, 441 p.ISBN: 9788131609934.Subject(s): Social issues | Marxist theory | Caste systemDDC classification: 303.372 Summary: India is passing through a period where the forces of unification and segregation are acting strongly on the systems of living and thinking of all communities. On one hand, India is becoming more and more unified, on the other, the ethno-political movements are gaining strength across states. It was thought in the past that with the coming of modernization and technological development, primordial ties will occupy a back seat, and a kind of individualism, akin to its western counterpart, will emerge, where the individual will be known in terms of his or her qualifications, or achieved status, rather than the community to which he or she belongs by the fact of birth. It has been noted time and again that the traditional institutions have been able to adapt to the kind of changes brought about by the process of globalization, with the result that caste, kinship, religion, sect, creed and linguistic and regional ties continue to flourish, even with sea changes happening in contemporary Indian society. The truth is that we are in a situation of a mix of tradition and modernity, or locality and global annexation. The volume before you, an edited one in honour of Dr Ishwar P. Modi, has articles that substantiate the ideas outlined above. This volume tries to cover several institutions and practices. It includes articles which are embedded in theory as well as ethnography. https://www.rawatbooks.com/anthropology/issues-and-themes-in-contemporary-society
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Table of contents

I. Theoretical Perspectives
1. Social Justice, Development and Youth: Professor Modi and an Encounter between Indian and Brazilian Sociology / Celi Scalon and Pedro Paulo de Oliveira
2. Transforming the Ominous into Happiness: How Antinuclear Drive Was Tamed in the Post-War Japan? / Daishiro Nomiya
3. Sociology and the International Sociological Association in the Global Context : Alberto Martinelli
4. The Marxist Theory of the State: Some Aspects of Recent Contributions / Bipul Kumar Bhadra
5. Perception, Dialogue and Action: Indian and Brazilian Sociology's Travelling in the Times of Globalization 201016 / Tom Dwyer
6. Who Becomes a Liberal?: An Empirical Study of the Choice between Liberalism and Libertarianism / Yoshimichi Sato
7. Spontaneous Settlers in Metro Urban Areas / Manjeet Chaturvedi
II. Elements of Social Organization
8. State Initiatives, Developmentality and Lower Castes in Rural India: Analysing Mobility of Scheduled Castes in Rural Jammu Region / Ashish Saxena and Vijay Laxmi Saxena
9. Reconstructing the Postcolonial Village: Narrative of a Punjabi Novel / Gurpreet Bal
10. Arundhati Roy and the Ambedkar-Gandhi Debate on Caste and Race / Hira Singh
11. Reconstructing Identity through Invention of Cultural Heritage: The Dalits of Punjab / Paramjit S. Judge
12. Leisure Pattern among Male Community of Rebari Nomadic Tribe of Rajasthan / Pragya Sharma
13. Explaining Mizo Ethnicity: The Relevance of Oppositional Approach / D.V. Kumar
14. Tribalism to Ethnicity: A Journey for Rebuilding Identity of Tribes in North-East India / R.K. Bhadra
15. Trends of Leadership in Tribal Movements: A Case Study on Anti-Vedanta Movement in Kalahandi District of Odisha / Sipra Sagarika
16. Visit to the Village of Binjli: Preliminary Notes on the Efforts to Build Up the Verrier Elwin Memorial / Vinay Kumar Srivastava
17. Improving National Efforts for the Central Inclusion and Safety of Women and Girls / Jan Marie Fritz
III. Change and Transformation
18. Media and Politics: The Emerging Role of Social Media in Politics / B.K. Nagla
19. Challenges Facing the Family in India: J.P. Singh
20. New Generation Migrant Workers in China: Social Attitudes and Behaviour Choice / Li Peilin and Tian Feng
21. Justice through the Prism of Global and Local / Mikhail F. Chernysh
22. Youth Transitions to Adulthood in Late Modernity: Opportunities and Uncertainties / Pelin Önder Erol
23. Assessing Social Vulnerability to Flooding in Metro Manila Using Principal Component Analysis / Justin Charles G. See and Emma E. Porio
24. Marriage, Family and Sex: Sociological Perspective / Richard Pais
25. Social Implications of Privatization of Higher Education in India / Suresh Babu G.S.
26. Lived Religion of Youth / Vivek Kumar and Anita Matoo
27. Naxalism/Maoism and the Provision of Health Services: Facts from 'Flaming Fields' of Rural India / Gaurang R. Sahay
28. Understanding Rural Change through Cinematic Lens (19502010): A Sociological Study / Shivam Singh
29. Encounters with Voluntarism in Sports at Universities in South Africa / Kiran Odhav

India is passing through a period where the forces of unification and segregation are acting strongly on the systems of living and thinking of all communities. On one hand, India is becoming more and more unified, on the other, the ethno-political movements are gaining strength across states. It was thought in the past that with the coming of modernization and technological development, primordial ties will occupy a back seat, and a kind of individualism, akin to its western counterpart, will emerge, where the individual will be known in terms of his or her qualifications, or achieved status, rather than the community to which he or she belongs by the fact of birth.
It has been noted time and again that the traditional institutions have been able to adapt to the kind of changes brought about by the process of globalization, with the result that caste, kinship, religion, sect, creed and linguistic and regional ties continue to flourish, even with sea changes happening in contemporary Indian society. The truth is that we are in a situation of a mix of tradition and modernity, or locality and global annexation.
The volume before you, an edited one in honour of Dr Ishwar P. Modi, has articles that substantiate the ideas outlined above. This volume tries to cover several institutions and practices. It includes articles which are embedded in theory as well as ethnography.

https://www.rawatbooks.com/anthropology/issues-and-themes-in-contemporary-society

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