Sociology in India

Intellectual and Institutional Practices

Edited by: Maitrayee Chaudhuri

This collection captures some of the ongoing intellectual and institutional practices in sociological teaching and research in India. In the current context of globalization, it documents and theorizes about the ongoing changes. An earlier nationalist vision of education that informed much of social science practice in independent India is challenged from two very different sources: radical and local social movements on the one hand; and the imperatives of global capital on the other hand. The book further argues that sociology in India needs to engage at once with its routine everyday practices, and its unique theoretical possibilities, which allow for an active involvement in broader questions about the role of social sciences. The volume is divided into five parts: Sociology and Society: Different Takes * Sociology in the Margins: The Local and the Banal * Sociology in Professional Institutions: Global Brands and Disciplinary Marginality * New Sites and Modes of Doing Sociology * Tracking Concepts: Of Intellectual Journeys.

422 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131603505