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Interrogating India's ModernityDemocracy, Identity, and Citizenship$
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Surinder Jodhka

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198092070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.001.0001

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Researching Health Care in India, 1970–2010

Researching Health Care in India, 1970–2010

A Reflexive Account

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(p.195) 8 Researching Health Care in India, 1970–2010
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Interrogating India's Modernity
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Roger Jeffery

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0009

This essay is based on Jeffrey’s research on the health care systems in India since the 1970s. Since then India’s health services have been transformed in many respects, while also retaining many of its earlier features. Health systems are not immune from global pressures and opportunities, and over this period, India’s development strategies, economy, and position within global economic and social structures and processes have also changed dramatically. This essay considers how the interactions amongst Indian society, polity, and economy have impacted on the Indian health system. Using his reflection on his field research, Jeffrey spells out how the focus of his research shifted between micro- and macro-sociology and between the use of ethnographic fieldwork, policy review, and secondary analysis of large-scale datasets. These experiences show how the legacy of colonialism has been transformed as India’s health services are interpolated into networks of global assemblages.

Keywords:   Indian health system, Indian society, polity, economy, micro- and macro-sociology, ethnography, colonialism, globality

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