Mapping the Elite

Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Price: 1495.00 INR

We sell our titles through other companies
Disclaimer :You will be redirected to a third party website.The sole responsibility of supplies, condition of the product, availability of stock, date of delivery, mode of payment will be as promised by the said third party only. Prices and specifications may vary from the OUP India site.

ISBN:

9780199491070

Publication date:

05/06/2019

Hardback

320 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 1495.00 INR

We sell our titles through other companies
Disclaimer :You will be redirected to a third party website.The sole responsibility of supplies, condition of the product, availability of stock, date of delivery, mode of payment will be as promised by the said third party only. Prices and specifications may vary from the OUP India site.

ISBN:

9780199491070

Publication date:

05/06/2019

Hardback

320 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Edited by Surinder S. Jodhka & Jules Naudet

Mapping the Elite seeks to expand the understanding of processes of formations and transformations of the Indian elite. The contributors explore the emergent elite spaces, the new idioms of power and inequality, the diverse strategies in which symbolic boundaries of privilege are traced in everyday lives, as well as the class mobilities in an age of proclaimed meritocracy.

Rights:  World Rights

Edited by Surinder S. Jodhka & Jules Naudet

Description

India is being widely seen as an emerging economic and political power on the global scene. Despite having the largest population of chronically poor in the world today, it is home to a sizeable number of thriving rich and flourishing middle classes. They are reshaping the country’s popular image and its self-imagination. Equally important are its political dynamics. With increasing participation of erstwhile-marginalized sections in the electoral process, the social profile of India’s political elite has been changing, making way for those coming from the middle and lower strata of the traditional social order, thus broadening the social base of political power.

Mapping the Elite seeks to expand the understanding of processes of formations and transformations of the Indian elite. The contributors explore the emergent elite spaces, the new idioms of power and inequality, the diverse strategies in which symbolic boundaries of privilege are traced in everyday lives, as well as the class mobilities in an age of proclaimed meritocracy. They do so by using the sociological frames of caste, class, gender, community, and their intersections.

Series line

Exploring India’s Elite: This series provides a platform to scholars working on elite dynamics in India. It seeks to enable an understanding of the nuances of inequality, power, and other emerging social structures.

About the Editors:

Surinder S. Jodhka is professor of sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Jules Naudet is a CNRS research fellow at the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Contributors:

Adrien Allorant
Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen
Parul Bhandari
Namita Vijay Dharia
Saurabh Dube
Mathieu Ferry
Patrick Inglis
Ujithra Ponniah
Sanam Roohi
Ajantha Subramanian

Edited by Surinder S. Jodhka & Jules Naudet

Table of contents

Foreword

Preface and Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

 

I MERIT, PRIVILEGE, AND ENTITLEMENT

  1. The Meritocrats: The Indian Institutes of Technology and the Social Life of Caste

 Ajantha Subramanian

  1. Heirs, Corporate Aristocrats, and ‘Meritocrats’: The Social Space of Top CEOs and Chairpersons in India

Jules Naudet, Adrien Allorant, and Mathieu Ferry

  1. Issues of Entitlement

Saurabh Dube

 

II INDIAN ELITES AND THE GLOBAL SCENE

  1. Artefacts and Artifices of the Global: Practices of US Architects in India’s National Capital Region

Namita Vijay Dharia

  1. Kula Gauravam, Transnational Migration, and Class Mobility: Reconfiguring the Dominant Caste Status in Coastal Andhra

Sanam Roohi

  1. ‘Take This Land’: A Brief History of the Karnataka Golf Association

Patrick Inglis

 

III WOMEN AT THE TOP: GENDER INTERSECTIONS

  1. Reproducing Elite Lives: Women in Agarwal Family Businesses

Ujithra Ponniah

  1. For Things to Remain (Sort of) the Same, Everything Must Change: India’s First-Generation Professional Elites and the Surreptitious Reproduction of Hierarchy

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

  1. The Secret Lives of Money: Understanding Elite Women of Delhi

Parul Bhandari

 

Editors and Contributors

Edited by Surinder S. Jodhka & Jules Naudet

Edited by Surinder S. Jodhka & Jules Naudet

Edited by Surinder S. Jodhka & Jules Naudet

Description

India is being widely seen as an emerging economic and political power on the global scene. Despite having the largest population of chronically poor in the world today, it is home to a sizeable number of thriving rich and flourishing middle classes. They are reshaping the country’s popular image and its self-imagination. Equally important are its political dynamics. With increasing participation of erstwhile-marginalized sections in the electoral process, the social profile of India’s political elite has been changing, making way for those coming from the middle and lower strata of the traditional social order, thus broadening the social base of political power.

Mapping the Elite seeks to expand the understanding of processes of formations and transformations of the Indian elite. The contributors explore the emergent elite spaces, the new idioms of power and inequality, the diverse strategies in which symbolic boundaries of privilege are traced in everyday lives, as well as the class mobilities in an age of proclaimed meritocracy. They do so by using the sociological frames of caste, class, gender, community, and their intersections.

Series line

Exploring India’s Elite: This series provides a platform to scholars working on elite dynamics in India. It seeks to enable an understanding of the nuances of inequality, power, and other emerging social structures.

About the Editors:

Surinder S. Jodhka is professor of sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Jules Naudet is a CNRS research fellow at the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Contributors:

Adrien Allorant
Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen
Parul Bhandari
Namita Vijay Dharia
Saurabh Dube
Mathieu Ferry
Patrick Inglis
Ujithra Ponniah
Sanam Roohi
Ajantha Subramanian

Read More

Table of contents

Foreword

Preface and Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

 

I MERIT, PRIVILEGE, AND ENTITLEMENT

  1. The Meritocrats: The Indian Institutes of Technology and the Social Life of Caste

 Ajantha Subramanian

  1. Heirs, Corporate Aristocrats, and ‘Meritocrats’: The Social Space of Top CEOs and Chairpersons in India

Jules Naudet, Adrien Allorant, and Mathieu Ferry

  1. Issues of Entitlement

Saurabh Dube

 

II INDIAN ELITES AND THE GLOBAL SCENE

  1. Artefacts and Artifices of the Global: Practices of US Architects in India’s National Capital Region

Namita Vijay Dharia

  1. Kula Gauravam, Transnational Migration, and Class Mobility: Reconfiguring the Dominant Caste Status in Coastal Andhra

Sanam Roohi

  1. ‘Take This Land’: A Brief History of the Karnataka Golf Association

Patrick Inglis

 

III WOMEN AT THE TOP: GENDER INTERSECTIONS

  1. Reproducing Elite Lives: Women in Agarwal Family Businesses

Ujithra Ponniah

  1. For Things to Remain (Sort of) the Same, Everything Must Change: India’s First-Generation Professional Elites and the Surreptitious Reproduction of Hierarchy

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

  1. The Secret Lives of Money: Understanding Elite Women of Delhi

Parul Bhandari

 

Editors and Contributors

Read More