Social Movements II: Concerns of Equity and Security

Hardcover | December 1, 2009

EditorT. K. Oommen

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Inequity manifests in different forms in different contexts - it could based on income disparity, gender, and class, and impact different aspects of society. Social Movements II: Concerns of Equity and Security, part of the Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology (OIRSSA)series, examines the phenomenon of social movements in India with respect to the concerns of equity and security as two forces behind contemporary social movements. The issue of equity is concerned not only with income and class but is also related to ideas of development and distributive justicefor peasantry and labour. It is also the focus of groups such as women and the youth, which occasion protests and mobilizations. Moreover, in the current scenario, booming economies, soaring populations, and choices of development strategies have a bearing on the rise of social movements related toecology and the environment. This reader brings together a selection of essays that explore the various dimensions of equity, and also covers issues of environmental and ecological security. These are imperative in situating related social movements in the wider context.

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Inequity manifests in different forms in different contexts - it could based on income disparity, gender, and class, and impact different aspects of society. Social Movements II: Concerns of Equity and Security, part of the Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology (OIRSSA)series, examines the phenomenon of social m...

T.K. Oommen is Professor Emeritus at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pagesPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsT.K. Oommen: General Introduction: On the Analysis of Social MovementsSection I - Peasant and Labour MovementsIntroduction to Section I1. Kathleen Gough: Indian Peasant Uprisings2. Partha N. Mukherji: Naxalbari Peasant Movement3. T.K. Oommen: The Bhoodan Gramdaan Movement4. D.N. Dhanagare: The new Farmer's Movement in Maharashtra5. S.M. Pandey: The Indian Labour Movement: Growth and Character6. Debashish Bhattacharjee: Changing Industrial Relations: India, 1950-20007. Supriya Roy Chowdhury: Labour Activism and Women in the Unorganised SectorSection II - Women and Students Youth MovementsIntroduction to Section II8. Indu Agnihotri and Vina Mazumdar: Changing Terms of Political Discourse: Women's Movement in India, 1970s-1990s9. Rajni Palriwala: The Anti-dowry Movement in Delhi10. Martha A. Chen: The Self-Employed Women's Association11. Philip G. Altbach: The Transformation of the Indian Students' Movement12. T.K. Oommen: Student Power: Mobilization and ProtestSection III - Ecological and Environmental MovementsIntroduction to Section III13. Vandana Shiva: Ecology Movements in India14. Ranjit Dwivedi: Parks, People and Protest: The Mediating Role of Environmental Action Groups15. T.K. Oommen: Protest against Displacement by Development ProjectsNotes on ContributorsIndex