Social Conflict

Paperback | July 15, 2011

EditorN. Jayaram, Satish Saberwal

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This volume examines the functioning of societies through a systematic study of conflicts. It reviews a wide range of perspectives on conflict, including the historical implications for India's social, cultural, political, and labour-related problems. Thematically organized, the readings aredivided into five sections. The first discusses, among other issues, the partition of the household; and restitution of conjugal rights and marital adjustments. The second section focuses on caste conflicts and the state; communal riots; and ethnic violence and industrial unrest. The third sectionillustrates the interaction between local and regional politics; protest movements; rebellion; and party factions. Section four deals with tensions in the work place, and the last section explores the different modes of resolving conflicts taking into account both the panchayats and the modern courtsystems. This second edition contains a new Postscript which draws attention of the readers to the trends in the study of conflict since the publication of the first edition, and a new Preface. It will interest students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, politics, and history.

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This volume examines the functioning of societies through a systematic study of conflicts. It reviews a wide range of perspectives on conflict, including the historical implications for India's social, cultural, political, and labour-related problems. Thematically organized, the readings aredivided into five sections. The first discuss...

N. Jayaram is Professor, Centre for Research Methodology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Late Satish Saberwal was Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:596 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.32 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series NotePreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionN. Jayaram and Satish Saberwal: IntroductionI. Family Sphere: Introduction1. T. N. Madan: Partition of the Household2. S. M. Akram Rizvi: Muslim Karkhanedars in Delhi3. Robin Jeffrey: The Decline of Nayar Taravads4. Sudhir Chandra: Restitution of Conjugal Rights: A Controversial Case in Colonial Bombay5. G. N. Ramu: Marital Interaction and AdjustmentFurther ReadingsII.Cultural Sphere: Introduction1. Bjorn Alm: The State and Caste Conflicts: Two Cases from Tamil Nadu2. Dipesh Chakrabarty: Communal Riots and Labour: Bengal's Jute Mill-hands in the 1890s3. Sudhir Kakar: Some Unconscious Aspects of Ethnic Violence in India4. Urmila Phadnis: Mizoram: Ethnic Dynamics of Autonomy and Secession5. Veena Das: Time, Self, and Community Features of the Sikh Militant Discourse6. Nicholas B. Dirks: Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social FactFurther ReadingsIII. Political Sphere: Introduction1. Ramachandra Guha: Rebellion as Custom2. Sudhir Kakar and Kamla Chowdhry: Protest, Revolution and the Student Leader3. P. N. Rastogi: Dynamics of Factional Conflict: The Break-up of the Indian National Congress in 19694. Donald W. Attwood: Conflict Cycles: The Interaction of Local and Regional Politics in IndiaFurther ReadingsIV. Work Sphere: Introduction1. Andre Beteille: Agrarian Relations in Tanjore District2. T. K. Oommen: The Politics of Agrarian Tension in Kerala3. E. A. Ramaswamy: Worker Consciousness and Trade Union Response in Bombay4. H. van Wersch: Strategies in the Bombay Textile Strike, 1982--83Further ReadingsV. Conflict Resolution: Introduction1. Stanley A. Freed and Ruth S. Freed: Judicial Functions of Panchayats in Shanti Nagar2. Stig Toft Madsen: Clan, Kinship, and Panchayat Justice Among the Jats of Western Uttar Pradesh3. Bernard S. Cohn: Some Notes on Law and Change in North India4. Saurabh Dube: Village Disputes and Colonial Law: Two Cases From Chattisgarh, Central India5. Charles Morrison: Social Organization at the District Courts: Colleague Relationships Among Indian Lawyers6. Marc Galanter: The Aborted Restoration of 'Indigenous' Law in India7. Robert L. Kidder: Courts and Conflict in an Indian City: A Study in Legal ImpactN. Jayaram and Satish Saberwal: EpilogueN. Jayaram and Satish Saberwal: Postscript: Continued Engagement with ConflictBibliographyNotes on ContributorsIndex