Experience, Caste, and the Everyday Social

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ISBN:

9780199496051

Publication date:

31/08/2019

Hardback

224 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 1100.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199496051

Publication date:

31/08/2019

Hardback

224 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

This work offers new insights on themes such as the ontology of the social, the way the social is experienced, the nature of social that operates in the world as invisible authority, along with the creation of notions such as social self and social time. Endorsing the concept of ‘Maitri’, signifying ethical relationship among multiple social entities, the book offers a distinct theory of the social supported by ample empirical observations.

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Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

Description

Experience, Caste, and the Everyday Social offers a sustained argument that the social is experienced in various ways, through the senses as well as through conceptualizations such as self, time, and friendship. By looking at the experiences of everyday life in societies like India, it attempts to understand how different socialities are formed and sustained. It offers new insights on themes such as the ontology of the social, the way the social is experienced, the nature of social that operates in the world as invisible authority, along with the creation of notions such as social self and social time. Endorsing the concept of ‘Maitri’, signifying ethical relationship among multiple social entities, the book offers a distinct theory of the social supported by ample empirical observations. 

About the Author

Gopal Guru is former professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and chief editor, Economic and Political Weekly.

Sundar Sarukkai is a philosopher based in Bengaluru, India.

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

Table of contents

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Conceptualizing the Social
  3. Sensing the Social
  4. Belonging and Becoming
  5. Social Self and Identity
  6. Authority of the Social
  7. Metaphysical and Lived Time of the Social
  8. Maitri : Ethical Rationality between Different Socials

 

References

Index

About the Authors

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

Features

  • An extension to the authors' previous OUP book, The Cracked Mirror (2012)
  • Gopal Guru is a well-established political scientist and theorist as well as the current Editor of Economic and Political Weekly.
  • The book challenges existing notions of social theory and brings new ideas to the forefront.

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

Description

Experience, Caste, and the Everyday Social offers a sustained argument that the social is experienced in various ways, through the senses as well as through conceptualizations such as self, time, and friendship. By looking at the experiences of everyday life in societies like India, it attempts to understand how different socialities are formed and sustained. It offers new insights on themes such as the ontology of the social, the way the social is experienced, the nature of social that operates in the world as invisible authority, along with the creation of notions such as social self and social time. Endorsing the concept of ‘Maitri’, signifying ethical relationship among multiple social entities, the book offers a distinct theory of the social supported by ample empirical observations. 

About the Author

Gopal Guru is former professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and chief editor, Economic and Political Weekly.

Sundar Sarukkai is a philosopher based in Bengaluru, India.

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Table of contents

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Conceptualizing the Social
  3. Sensing the Social
  4. Belonging and Becoming
  5. Social Self and Identity
  6. Authority of the Social
  7. Metaphysical and Lived Time of the Social
  8. Maitri : Ethical Rationality between Different Socials

 

References

Index

About the Authors

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