258 pages | 31 B/W Illus.
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.
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.