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New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Srila Roy


This book presents a critical dialogue between the analytical templates developed through the Subaltern Studies project and new research on emergent forms of hegemony and resistance in contemporary India. Presenting a set of chapters that draw on research into fields as diverse as the lifeworlds of urban subalterns in globalizing Gujarat, the activism of sexual subalterns in Eastern India, discourses of merit in higher education institutions in Tamil Nadu, and struggles over land acquisition in rural West Bengal—to name but a few—to suggest possible ways in which to move towards new understand ... More

Keywords: subaltern, hegemony, India, subalternity, politics, power, Subaltern Studies, resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199457557
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alf Gunvald Nilsen, editor
Department of Sociology, Bergen University, Norway

Srila Roy, editor
Department of Sociology, Witwatersrand, South Africa