Shifting landscapes the making and remaking of village commons in India

This is a high quality ethnographic study in the classical sense. The fundamental question that Brara asks is whether there are other ways of thinking about the village than in terms of its distinctions of caste, vertical ties created by patron-client relations of congregation of private propertied...

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Main Author: Brara, Rita
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2006, 2006
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This is a high quality ethnographic study in the classical sense. The fundamental question that Brara asks is whether there are other ways of thinking about the village than in terms of its distinctions of caste, vertical ties created by patron-client relations of congregation of private propertied peasantry. She offers the idea that villagers can and do represent and act on matters of common concern but that this does not commit us to thinking of village communities as harmonious wholes
Physical Description:ix, 321 p. ill., maps
ISBN:9780199081813