Interrogatin Development: Insights from the Margins

Hardcover | October 1, 2010

EditorFrederique Apffel-marglin, Sanjay Kumar, Arvind Mishra

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This collection presents a new perspective on the role of culture in shaping the ambivalent attitude towards economic development of many marginalized people. The strength of this volume lies in how the essays provide examples from both within India and without, to illuminate old Dalit/Savarnaand also Hindu/Muslim dynamics specific to India. The volume clearly defines how asymmetrical complementary relationships between Dalits and Savarnas are being replaced by short-term contractual labour relations that no longer involve long-term intergenerational reciprocal obligations.The essays draw attention to the non-modern, non-Western agents that have rendered invisible the dynamics of cyclicity, bio-cultural regeneration, and social and ecological reproduction (SER). What the volume achieves is an understanding of the specifics of Western modernism and modernism in India.Also, through specific examples in India, the US, and elsewhere, it clarifies some of the profound differences between modern, capitalist processes of marginalization as well as non-modern ones.

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This collection presents a new perspective on the role of culture in shaping the ambivalent attitude towards economic development of many marginalized people. The strength of this volume lies in how the essays provide examples from both within India and without, to illuminate old Dalit/Savarnaand also Hindu/Muslim dynamics specific to ...

Frederique Apffel-Marglin is Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology at Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA. Sanjay Kumar is Secretary of the Deshkal Society, Delhi. Arvind Kumar Mishra is Assistant Professor at the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Frederique Apffel-Marglin: IntroductionPart I: Margin/Center DynamicsFrederique Apffel-Marglin: Introduction to Part I1. Rahul Ghai and Sanjay Kumar: Cultural Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: Situating Cultural Practices of the Marginal Communities In India2. Ashis Nandy: Humiliation: Politics and Cultural Psychology of the Limits of Human Degradation3. Betsy Taylor: Pollution, Subsistence, Sustainability in USA Nationalism: The Symbolic Construction of 'Appalachia' as America's 'trash' People4. Maren Bellwinkel-Schempp: Livelihoods and Cultural Codes: Pork and Pigs in Indian CulturePart II: Cultural PracticesFrederique Apffel-Marglin: Introduction to Part II5. Frederique Apffel-Marglin: The Potential of Fair Trade for Bio-Cultural Regeneration: The Case of the Oro Verde cooperative in Peru6. Sanjay Kumar, Arvind Mishra, Badri Narayan, and Rafiul Ahmed: Representation, Resistance, and Identity: The Musahards of the Middle Gangetic Plain7. Gail Omvedt: Seeking Begumpura: Radical Bhakti and Dalit Social Movements8. Rahul Ghai: Qissa Mir-e-Alam: Experiences of reinvigorating sufiyana qalam tradition with marginalized musiciansPart III: Questioning the Capability ApproachFrederique Apffel-Marglin: Introduction to Part III9. Linda Tuhiwai Smith: Culture Matters in the Knowledge Economy10. Ingrid Robeyns: How can the Capability Approach be used to Serve Marginalized Communities at the Grassroots Level?11. Ajit Mohanty: Language Disadvantage and Capability Deprivation of Tribal Mother Tongue Speakers12. Stephen Marglin: From Imperialism to Globalization by Way of Development