Marxism and Class Analysis by Andre BeteilleMarxism and Class Analysis by Andre Beteille

Marxism and Class Analysis

byAndre Beteille

Paperback | June 15, 2008

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Marxism has played a crucial role - directly and indirectly - in the development of social analysis in India. This collection of essays addresses the contemporary significance of Marxism in the study of economy and society. The problems of inequality, class and conflict in India are discussedwith special reference to its agrarian social structure. Marxism has often been identified with what is described as the 'class approach' to society. While recognizing the great historical and contemporary relevance of class, the essays in the substantive part of the book also deal with othersources of inequality and conflict, and their relationship with class. The analysis brings out the diverse and changing meanings of class even within the Marxist tradition. It also presents accounts of inequality and conflict at various levels of society: village, district and region. It provides anoverview of the changes that have taken place in the concept of class and in approaches to its study in response to changes in society between the time of Marx and our time.
Andre Beteille is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Delhi, and Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. He was Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi
Title:Marxism and Class AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195697332

ISBN - 13:9780195697339


Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1 Marxism and Modern Sociology. 2 Marxism, Pluralism, and Orthodoxy. 3 Is There a Marxist Anthropology? 4 The Study of Agrarian Systems: An Anthropological Approach. 5 The Social Framework of Agriculture. 6 Economic Organization and Social Class in a Tanjore Village. 7 Agrarian Relations in Tanjore District. 8 Class Structure in an Agrarian Society: The Case of the Jotedars. 9 The Indian Village: Continuity and Change. 10 Wealth, Property, and Social Class. 11 The Description and Analysis of Classes. Appendix: Marxism: Fantasy of the Century?Index