Sociology of Displacement

Policies and Practice

Edited by: Susmita Dasgupta, Sakarama Somayaji

This volume contains an assortment of papers written by eminent activists, administrators, and scholars from India on development-induced displacement of indigenous people from their lands and livelihoods. Using a Bordieuxian framework to understand the economics of development from a sociological perspective, the book explores the type of society that India seems to be pursuing, where sections of the country's population need to be cast aside to make way for others. The conclusion drawn is not how the various social groups respond to displacement, but how India's society as a whole seems eager to use a developmentalist paradigm despite being fully aware of the inequalities and marginalization that such paradigms create.

288 pages

Publication Date: 10/18/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131605974

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