Politics as Negotiations: Eroding Caste Norms in Rural South India

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Politics as Negotiations: Eroding Caste Norms in Rural South India

Seminar Room
Australia India Institute, the University of Melbourne

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147-149 Barry Street Carlton

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Existing literature has theorised poor people’s politics either as a set of coping strategies or as resistance to the elite's oppression. Based on ethnographic work in rural Andhra Pradesh (South India) and building on recent scholarship that has tried to go beyond this dichotomy, this talk will recognise the way poor Indians actively engage with politics. It will conceptualise poor people’s politics as a form of negotiation for better access to resources, power and status.

Dr Diego Maiorano is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.

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