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Indigenist Mobilization: Confronting Electoral Communism and Precarious Livelihoods in Post-Reform Kerala

By: Luisa Steur

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202374

ISBN: 9789386689061

Condition: New


The emergence of the Adivasi Gothra Maha Sabha led to a shift in Kerala's political landscape. The movement rejected the Communist rhetoric and instead framed its demands around adivasi and dalit identity. Yet, most activists in the movement had a Communist background, and building a coherent and effective political notion of adivasi (dalit) identity was complex. How and why, then, did the idea of indigenous belonging come to replace the discourse of class in subaltern struggles? Indigenist Mobilization answers this question through detailed ethnographic research combined with theories of anth... View more info