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The vernacularisation of democracy: popular politics and political participation in North India

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Anthropologists have largely left unexplored the analysis of how ideas and practices of democracy have been internalized in the popular consciousness of different societies and neglected the development of an anthropology of democratization processes. Using the political ethnography of a powerful northern India caste (the Yadavs), the article unravels what I call the process of vernacularization of democratic politics, meaning the ways in which values and practices of democracy become embe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Area Studies
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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Pages:
639-656
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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EISSN:
1467-9655
Language:
English
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2014-02-03

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