The Resource Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams : identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs, Nicola Mooney

Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams : identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs, Nicola Mooney

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Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams : identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs
Title
Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams
Title remainder
identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs
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Nicola Mooney
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Language
eng
Summary
Renowned as the predominant farmers and landlords of Punjab, and long possessed of an autocthonous agricultural identity, Jat Sikhs today often live urban and diasporic lives. Rural Nostalgias and Transnational Dreams examines the formation of Jat Sikh identity amid diverse ideals and incursions of modernity, exploring the question of what it means to be Jat Sikh in the contemporary Indian city. Nicola Mooney describes a number of Jat Sikh social practices and narratives - education, professional development and employment, the making of appropriate marriage matches, and the discourse of progress - through which contemporary notions of identity are developed. She contextualizes these elements of Jat Sikh modernity against local, regional, and national histories of cultural and political differentiation, perceptions of marginality, and the expression of increasingly exclusive notions and practices of identity. Mooney argues that class practices incorporate urban Jat Sikhs into national and transnational communities, separating them from rural Jat Sikhs and confounding caste solidarities. Nevertheless, rural attachments remain important to urban identities. This is a unique ethnography that incorporates first-hand observations and local narratives to develop insights into the traditions and social memory of Jat Sikhs, as well as on the issues of urban and transnational social transformation
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1967-
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Mooney, Nicola
Index
index present
LC call number
DS432.S5
LC item number
M65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthropological horizons.
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  • Sikhs
  • Jats
  • Sikhs
  • Jats
  • Sikhs
  • Jati (Caste)
  • Sikhs
  • Jati (Caste)
  • Sikh
  • Ethnizität
  • Gruppenidentität
  • Modernität
  • Punjab (India)
  • Pendjab (Inde)
  • Pandschab
Label
Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams : identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs, Nicola Mooney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-286) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Jat Sikh locations and the Bahu ethnographer
  • Farming, family and faith: elements of Jat Sikh identity
  • Good families: marriage, gender and middle class Jat community
  • Good fortunes: education, class and national contingencies
  • Unities and schisms in Jat Sikh identity
  • The rural imaginary
  • A wedding Phulkari and other gifts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 301 p.
Isbn
9780802092571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014469948
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682258001
  • (OCoLC)ocn682258001
Label
Rural nostalgias and transnational dreams : identity and modernity among Jat Sikhs, Nicola Mooney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-286) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Jat Sikh locations and the Bahu ethnographer
  • Farming, family and faith: elements of Jat Sikh identity
  • Good families: marriage, gender and middle class Jat community
  • Good fortunes: education, class and national contingencies
  • Unities and schisms in Jat Sikh identity
  • The rural imaginary
  • A wedding Phulkari and other gifts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 301 p.
Isbn
9780802092571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014469948
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682258001
  • (OCoLC)ocn682258001

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