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Indigeneity, landscape and history: Adivasi self-fashioning in India

By: Sen, Asoka Kumar.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Routledge 2018Description: x, 239 p.ISBN: 9781138106147.Subject(s): India | Scheduled tribes in India | Landscapes | Adivasi | Indigenous peoples | Ethnology | Identity - Philosophical conceptDDC classification: 305.800954 Summary: This book engages with notions of self and landscape as manifest in water, forest and land via historical and current perspectives in the context of indigenous communities in India. It also brings processes of identity formation among tribes in Africa and Latin America into relief. Using interconnected historical moments and representations of being, becoming and belonging, it situates the content and complexities of Adivasi self-fashioning in contemporary times, and discusses constructions of selfhood, diaspora, homeland, environment and ecology, political structures, state, marginality, development, alienation and rights. Drawing on a range of historical sources – from recorded oral traditions and village histories to contemporary Adivasi self-narratives – the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern Indian history, sociology and social anthropology, tribal and indigenous studies and politics. https://www.routledge.com/Indigeneity-Landscape-and-History-Adivasi-Self-fashioning-in-India/Sen/p/book/9780367277796
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This book engages with notions of self and landscape as manifest in water, forest and land via historical and current perspectives in the context of indigenous communities in India. It also brings processes of identity formation among tribes in Africa and Latin America into relief. Using interconnected historical moments and representations of being, becoming and belonging, it situates the content and complexities of Adivasi self-fashioning in contemporary times, and discusses constructions of selfhood, diaspora, homeland, environment and ecology, political structures, state, marginality, development, alienation and rights. Drawing on a range of historical sources – from recorded oral traditions and village histories to contemporary Adivasi self-narratives – the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern Indian history, sociology and social anthropology, tribal and indigenous studies and politics.

https://www.routledge.com/Indigeneity-Landscape-and-History-Adivasi-Self-fashioning-in-India/Sen/p/book/9780367277796

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