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Ground Down by Growth : Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India - (Hardcover)

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Why has India’s astonishing economic growth not reached the people at the bottom of its social and economic hierarchy? Traveling the length and breadth of the subcontinent, this book shows how India’s “untouchables” and “tribals” fit into the global economy.
            India’s Dalit and Adivasi communities make up a staggering one in twenty-five people across the globe and yet they remain among the most oppressed. Conceived in dialogue with economists, Ground Down by Growth reveals the lived impact of global capitalism on the people of these communities. Through anthropological studies of how the oppressions of caste, tribe, region, and gender impact the working poor and migrant labor in India, this startling new anthology illuminates the relationship between global capital and social inequality in the Indian context. Collectively, the chapters of this volume expose how capitalism entrenches social difference, transforming traditional forms of identity-based discrimination into new mechanisms of exploitation and oppression. 
Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Anthropology, Culture and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Alpa Shah & Jens Lerche & Richard Axelby & Dalel Benbabaali & Brendan Donegan
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2018
TCIN: 53267913
UPC: 9780745337692
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-6787
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