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Citizenship and its discontents : an Indian history, Niraja Gopal Jayal

Label
Citizenship and its discontents : an Indian history
Title
Citizenship and its discontents
Title remainder
an Indian history
Statement of responsibility
Niraja Gopal Jayal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Breaking new ground in scholarship, Niraja Jayal writes the first history of citizenship in the largest democracy in the world--India. Unlike the mature democracies of the west, India began as a true republic of equals with a complex architecture of citizenship rights that was sensitive to the many hierarchies of Indian society. In this provocative biography of the defining aspiration of modern India, Jayal shows how the progressive civic ideals embodied in the constitution have been challenged by exclusions based on social and economic inequality, and sometimes also, paradoxically, undermined by its own policies of inclusion. Citizenship and Its Discontents explores a century of contestations over citizenship from the colonial period to the present, analyzing evolving conceptions of citizenship as legal status, as rights, and as identity. The early optimism that a new India could be fashioned out of an unequal and diverse society led to a formally inclusive legal membership, an impulse to social and economic rights, and group-differentiated citizenship. Today, these policies to create a civic community of equals are losing support in a climate of social intolerance and weak solidarity. Once seen by Western political scientists as an anomaly, India today is a site where every major theoretical debate about citizenship is being enacted in practice, and one that no global discussion of the subject can afford to ignore."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jayal, Niraja Gopal
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ283
LC item number
.J39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Citizenship
  • Civics, East Indian
  • Citizenship
  • Civics, East Indian
  • Political science
  • Bürgerrecht
  • Staatsangehörigkeit
  • India
  • India
  • Indien
Label
Citizenship and its discontents : an Indian history, Niraja Gopal Jayal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The subject-citizen: a colonial anomaly -- Legal citizenship and the long shadow of the partition -- Aspirational citizenship: migrants and emigrants -- Pedagogies of duty, protestations of rights -- The unsocial compact -- Social citizenship in neo-liberal times -- Genealogies of mediated citizenship -- Passages from backwardness to citizenship -- The future of the civic community
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780674066847
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012018084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)792886933
  • (OCoLC)ocn792886933
Label
Citizenship and its discontents : an Indian history, Niraja Gopal Jayal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The subject-citizen: a colonial anomaly -- Legal citizenship and the long shadow of the partition -- Aspirational citizenship: migrants and emigrants -- Pedagogies of duty, protestations of rights -- The unsocial compact -- Social citizenship in neo-liberal times -- Genealogies of mediated citizenship -- Passages from backwardness to citizenship -- The future of the civic community
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780674066847
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012018084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)792886933
  • (OCoLC)ocn792886933

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