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Class Formation, Social Inequality and the Nagas in North-East India

ISBN 9780367731328
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge India
270 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the question of class formation and social inequality within tribal groups in North-East India.

Focussing on the Nagas, it analyses and challenges common perceptions about them as a class-less society with a uniform culture. It looks at the previously neglected themes of class formation and structure, division of work, emerging social milieus and cultural differentiation among the Naga youth – and presents fresh arguments about notions of modernity.

Providing a theoretical understanding of inequality, this volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of North-East India, tribal studies, exclusion studies, sociology, social anthropology, political studies, development studies, cultural studies and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Class and Social Inequality in a Multi-Dimensional Perspective 2. Socio-cultures: From the Naga Village to Peripheral Capitalism 3. Patterns of Cultural Differentiation 4. Class Structure and Class Reproduction 5. Career Patterns 6. Differentiation of Culture and Class in Nagaland. Bibliography.

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Andreas Küchle is a data science professional and an independent researcher affiliated with IAAW, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he completed his doctoral studies in social sciences.