Fordham University Press, New York


256 Pages

ISBN 9780823282265

Practicing caste

On touching and not touching

Practicing Caste attempts a fundamental break from the tradition of caste studies, showing the limits of the historical, sociological, political, and moral categories through which it has usually been discussed. Engaging with the resources phenomenology, structuralism, and poststructuralism offer to our thinking of the body, Jaaware helps to illuminate the ethical relations that caste entails, especially around its injunctions concerning touching. The resulting insights offer new ways of thinking about sociality that are pertinent not only to India but alsoto thinking the common on a planetary basis.

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(2018). Practicing caste: On touching and not touching, Fordham University Press, New York.

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